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Why the USDA OCIO loves sheep pictures -- and so do we

How did sheep solve a problem for our agency in creating the USDA OCIO's brochure? It's simple, really.

Added by Joshua Aaron DeLung on May 31, 2012 at 9:40am — 2 Comments

Efficient Construction Project Delivery Methods, BIM, and Cost Estimating

BIM Construction Cost Estimating – Top Ten List

First and foremost BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology.  While the industry is currently fixated upon 3D visualization tools, aka Revit, Archicad, Bentely… they only represent optional components of a BIM…

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Added by Peter Cholakis on May 21, 2012 at 11:39am — 5 Comments

Information Follows the Hierarchy

Information wants to be free may be a slogan that is en vogue with technology activists but it is also a slogan that diametrically opposed to how bureaucracy actually works.…



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Added by Nicholas Charney on April 13, 2012 at 5:47am — 1 Comment

Records and Information Management FOSE Track 2012 - Register Today for Discount

I am looking forward to attending the FOSE Conference April 3-5 in Washington DC. This is the final post in a blog series highlighting the 2012 conference tracks. Throughout this week I have been highlighting one of the tracks and provide some insights on what you can expect to see at FOSE 2012. The five tracks for the event are Cybersecurity, Cloud and Virtualization, Mobile, Defense Innovations and Records and Information Management. The final track to be highlighted is Records and…

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Added by Pat Fiorenza on March 30, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

FOI Update : The Pro Disclosure Culture of the Australian Taxation Office

Now how widespread is this issue?

This may be regarded by some as one of my more controversial posts. After a lot of thought and conversation I have decided to go ahead and publish this post. I decided to so as I do not believe it is right for public sector agencies to hide information concerning their organisational health from the public.

 

I also do not believe it is right for agencies to take an extremely controlling approach to releasing information to their…

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Added by steve davies on March 20, 2012 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Progress and promise: The original HIEs

Deltek Analyst Stephen Moss reports.

With the other HIE, health insurance exchanges, now taking the market by storm, it is easy to forget the exchange that first caught our attention and dominated our coverage…

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Added by Kyle Ridley on February 29, 2012 at 8:12am — No Comments

RTI launches real-time SOA platform for critical infrastructure

In order to streamline costs and improve performance, more state and local governments are looking at smart grid technology. In order to meet that demand, companies are adapting enterprise technology to provide real-time monitoring for infrastructure systems. Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has launched RTI Connext™ a real-time Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) platform that can be used to support these systems. CivSource spoke with David Barnett, vice…

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Added by Bailey McCann on February 28, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

Changing the government IT landscape with CloudStore

On Sunday, February 19, the Government Procurement Service officially launched CloudStore for UK central government and local authorities.…

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Added by Mary Yang on February 22, 2012 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

It’s Easy to Find Government Information

Like it or not, government is a big presence in the United States.  The considerable number of bureaus, departments, and offices has always made it difficult for citizens to find their way around.  And then the Internet arrived.

 

Today, the United States government has just about the largest internet presence on earth. And it’s all at your fingertips.

 

USA.gov is your access to a mind-boggling supply of information. …

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Added by Patricia A. O'Malley on February 21, 2012 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Lessons of E-Filing - Government & IT

By Daniel Eisen

The impact of technology on the federal government operations and the delivery of citizen-centric services are undeniable. Developing and implementing any technology is a complex undertaking. Developing and implementing technology for the federal government, can and usually does, increase this level of complexity. These efforts usually involve multiple stakeholders and interests such as the prime contractor, subcontractor(s), consultants (technical and/or…

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Added by ASPA on February 9, 2012 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Giving Federal Workers the Gift of Mobility and Security

Authored by Bob Hansmann of Blue Coatand originally published on Blue Printblog. 

Remember a time when the office shut down for the holiday season, really meant that the office was shut down?  When desktops and workstations sat idle and server lights barely blinked with the lack of network activity?

Those days seem like a long time ago.  Now, the desktops and…

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Added by Shany on December 21, 2011 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Lax Policies Keep Cyber Security Issues at Forefront

Originally Authored by Prem Iyer

Posted to GovWinand…

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Added by Shany on November 17, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Will Government Agencies be ready for the Chromebook?

Originally Posted on Iron Bow Technologies Federal Blog, TechSource.

 

Authored by Prem Iyer, Information Security Practice Director

 

As with many new technologies the Chromebook is creating a surge of excitement among consumers.  Users may be excited to get their hands on the new technology – but IT departments are dreading it.

With the demand of mobile devices growing, network administrators…

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Added by Shany on November 8, 2011 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Open Government Links of the Week – September 9, 2011





Local Government Guidelines for Working with the Media During an Energy Emergency

  • “This document provides strategies that local governments can use for communicating effectively with the media, and for cultivating relationships with both the media and the public during energy-related…
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Added by Justin Mosebach on September 9, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Mastering Information Overload

By Xin Wen



Recently I moved to Vienna, VA and the commute to ASTD suddenly became a time-consuming matter for me. However after a couple of days I found spending two hours per day on the metro is not totally a bad thing—I can read on the road. In fact, metro is now my productivity place—I finished a 400-page novel in one week. All…

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Added by Xin Wen on July 25, 2011 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Social Media: The Norm

I came across an article today that I thought brought up an obvious (but much needed) point. The article says that CIO of Michigan gave a presentation and “[stated] that Online tools and social media are now the norm.”

 

This is an important point that government…

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Added by Justin Mosebach on July 22, 2011 at 11:21am — No Comments

Britain...Open to Outsourcing

With various governments limiting the amount of outsourcing programs, Mark Kobayashi-Hillary predicts that the Indian, Brazilian and Chinese IT industries will become the best in the world...



By: Mark Kobayashi-Hillar

 

Who can remember that distant hazy past where Barack Obama was campaigning to become president of the USA and he talked of creating more American jobs? The emphasis was always on American jobs, rather than American…

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Added by Ben Knowles on July 19, 2011 at 3:45am — No Comments

IT Players up against UK Government Spending review

Mark Kobayashi Hillary reflects on the outcome of the UK Government Comprehensive Spending Review - Does a dip in IT Outsourcing look likely as the UK Government looks set to shift from pure IT deals to include services and business process?



By: Mark Kobayashi-Hillary, IT Editor, Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON)

 

The UK government finally announced their Comprehensive…

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Added by Ben Knowles on July 19, 2011 at 3:35am — No Comments

Federal Management Advice in The Public Manager - just out today!



Hey GovLoop fans,

 

I hope you share my excitement when holding the summer issue of The Public Manager. It’s being distributed to subscribers right now. If you can’t wait, if you urgently need help with information overload, managing in a fishbowl, or attending to the big challenge of 21st Century government reorganization being considered by President Obama, go online at our site,…

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Added by ilyse.veron on June 15, 2011 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

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