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  • Growing up in the 90s, School House Rock taught me how a bill becomes a law and how the US is a melting pot of cultures. But there is no School House Rock video tell me what civic technology is. And I need one. We get the inside scoop on this emerging phenomenon with…


Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 9, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Windfall Elimination

The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) only impacts individuals who earned a pension in any job and did not pay Social Security taxes, but worked long enough in other jobs to be eligible for Social Security Retirement or benefits due to disability.  The Windfall Elimination Provision impacts …


Added by Public Sector Retirement on April 2, 2014 at 1:40pm — No Comments

PolicyOps – A Better Way to Create and Implement Government Policies and Programs?

Nearly 45 years ago, the United States landed two men on the Moon. It was not only an amazing technological achievement but also showed that the American government could achieve the big goals. All through the 20th Century, America’s government accomplished landmark mega-projects: the Hoover Dam, winning World War II, atomic power, the agricultural revolution, the polio vaccine, the space program, and the Internet.

Now, in the first 13 years of the 21st Century,…


Added by Bill Brantley on March 31, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Core Capabilities of Successful Budgeting, Forecasting and Performance Management Solutions

Budgeting, forecasting and performance management is a difficult process within and organization and reporting on results can be challenging, regardless of size or industry. Enterprise planning is a critical for managers that contribute to the overall success or failure of a program, project or product, especially in good and bad economic times. Despite the importance or accurate forecasting, budgeting is often seen as a demanding and inefficient process. Yet forward-thinking organizations…


Added by Kara Batt on March 25, 2014 at 1:57pm — No Comments

This is What the Future of Government Innovation Looks Like

Presidential Innovation Fellows with IFE CEO Kathleen Kemper (center) and John Paul Farmer (far right). Photo credit: Kevin…


Added by Adrian Pavia on March 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

9 Steps to Simplify & Streamline Your Software Selection Processes

Many state and local governments are nearing the end of the 7-10 year lifespan of the average budgeting and performance management software system, causing more and more key-decision makers to explore new budgeting and performance management technologies.

In fact, according to the “2013 Gartner Financial Executives International (FEI) CFO Technology Study,” nearly 60% of CFOs indicated that investing in analytics and decision-making was their top priority, as it should…


Added by Kara Batt on March 11, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

7 Best Degrees to Help Get Into Government

Many people want to make a career for themselves in state or federal government. Getting a government job can take a long time, but once you get into government work, you generally will enjoy a good salary and a high degree of job security. There are several types of bachelor’s and graduate degrees that can help you to get into government, including the following:

#1 Public Administration…


Added by Rob Sanchez on February 27, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

The Government's Hand (and Money) in Social Media


The data is out,  government vendors manage to make money helping the government use social media. In fact, one of SmartProcure’s fellow participants in …


Added by Jen Clement on February 27, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

Veterans Speak Out Against a Debilitating Federal Workplace Harming the Health of America’s Returning Military

(WASHINGTON, DC)  -- In a recently released statement veterans, members of The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C), called for the U.S. Congress and the Obama administration to stop the political power play and to mandate that federal supervisory and management officials face discipline for willfully breaking civil rights and whistleblower protection laws.


“The unrestrained retaliatory actions the VA supervisors take against subordinate employees…


Added by Ward Jordan on February 27, 2014 at 3:54am — No Comments

Okay to Make Mistakes: Leadership in Innovation


This past Wednesday, GovLoop's Chris Dorobek hosting another special live edition of the …


Added by Thomas Buchanan on February 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Applying Instameets to Your Event

Federal Computer Week recently highlighted the growing use of the practice of instameets in government. Most recently, Instagram users were invited to submit photos…


Added by Kerry Simon Rea on February 12, 2014 at 8:06am — 2 Comments

All Politics Are Local, Does That Apply To Email Too? - Plus Your Weekend Reads!

The phrase, "All politics is local" is a common phrase in politics, coined by former Speaker of the U.S. House Tip O'Neill. The message is simple,…


Added by Emily Jarvis on February 7, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Unleashing the Power of Technology: Driving American Excellence through Innovation, Analytics, Efficiency, and Security

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GTRA Technology Council Meeting - Government IT Security Collaboration

June 22 - 24, 2014

The Lansdowne, Leesburg, VA

Unleashing the Power of Technology: Driving American Excellence through Innovation, Analytics, Efficiency, and Security

The GTRA Technology Council Meeting brings together…


Added by Deborah Kay on February 7, 2014 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Four Leadership Lessons from my Daughter’s Basketball Team

My daughter’s basketball team lost eight games in a row this season, which is quite a shift from last season when they came in second in the division championship. 


The main difference this year is they lost their star player. While it provided a great opportunity for the players to take a more active role in the game, it was a hard transition. They had to learn how to function as a team without their go-to player.


Despite week after week of losses, the girls…


Added by Lisa Roepe on February 6, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Why You’re Really Hitting The Snooze Button

Millions of people watched Gwen Dean as she quit her job as an engineer in a commercial that aired during the Super Bowl last week. Gwen’s dream was to start a puppeteer business, and with the help of, she is doing just that. Over 17 million of us have watched Marina Shifrin’s “I quit” video announcing her resignation from her role at a Taiwanese animation firm. Shifrin’s move landed her countless job…


Added by Kristina Marzullo on February 5, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments

State of the Union 2014 at the White House Social: A Remarkable Day

It’s not every day you receive an invitation to the White House. On Tuesday, January 28th, a select group of social media savvy citizens who actively engage with the White House were invited to watch President Obama’s State of the Union live from the White House and live-tweet the address. Around…


Added by Bernetta Reese on February 4, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Government's Mobile Technology Revolution

Mobile technologies are rapidly transforming nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives. In fact, the proliferation of social media seems impossible without the widespread use of mobile devices. Meanwhile, companies are discovering cost efficiencies and flexibility of access – through tablets and smartphones – by moving their entire business operations to the cloud. 


Government represents a particularly exciting sector of mobile…


Added by Adrian Pavia on January 31, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Are You Ready for Analytics 3.0?

Analytics guru Thomas Davenport says that the field of strategic analytics has been upped a notch to “3.0” with the recent trend of shifting the use of analytic methods from improving internal operational efficiency to improving the operation of products and services.

Dr. Thomas Davenport, in a recent Harvard Business Review…


Added by John Kamensky on January 29, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Breakthrough Year for America

In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama covered a lot of ground around topics like jobs and the economy, immigration, education, and energy. As with many of these addresses in the past, regardless who was serving as our country’s Chief of Staff, there are several mixed reviews of what the President had to say. Some may support the proposed initiatives highlighted last night, while others may have…


Added by Kristina Marzullo on January 29, 2014 at 9:22am — 1 Comment


For the past few years, I’ve dedicated many of my nights and weekends to supporting California’s schools as a volunteer and director at two education nonprofits. That experience has solidified some nagging doubts about the foundations of our education system that began when I was a student in California public schools more than a decade ago.

As a kid, I never understood why, regardless of our…


Added by Patrick Atwater on January 29, 2014 at 1:22am — 1 Comment

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