The federal government is not the sole player in the growing movement toward the use of evidence and evaluation in the policy decision-making process.
While the federal government is undertaking a number of evidence-based program initiatives, the “moneyball government” movement is broader, encompassing initiatives at the state, local, and even international levels.
Examples of State-Level Efforts
Oregon Education. The…Continue
Added by John Kamensky on July 17, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We're LIVE! It's the seventh time we’ve met and we are doing this at least once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas because we believe that the real power of information comes when it is shared.…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on July 17, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Social work is extremely important in our society, but particularly so in the federal government. Social workers operate all through the various levels and branches of government as they try to help individuals and families deal with various life problems and issues.
If you are a social worker and are interested in working in the federal government, you should…Continue
Added by Rob Sanchez on July 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
OMB’s guidance to agencies on the development of their FY 2015 budgets promises that “OMB will issue a separate memo at a later date that encourages the increased use of evidence and evaluation, including rigorous testing of innovative strategies to build new knowledge of what works.” This encouragement comes on top of a foundation already under development in many agencies.
In addition to programmatic initiatives using evidence and rigorous evaluation to make funding…Continue
Added by John Kamensky on July 10, 2013 at 1:31pm — No Comments
This was originally posted on the Measured Voice blog.
This robot is probably better at Twitter than you. Photo from NASA.
NASA gets to take credit not only for blazing trails into outer space, but also for developing some of the first great examples of social media…Continue
Added by Jed Sundwall on July 10, 2013 at 12:48pm — No Comments
Budgets are tight and travel restrictions remain. But, it's clear to me that nothing can diminish the thirst for knowledge.
In my field (which was IT, then was web, then was digital communications, and is now public information), change is rapid-fire. Expectations run high, and not just those of management. Now, it's citizen expectations for social and mobile and so much more.
In my training classes, I explain that we have to communicate with our constituents in every…Continue
I am one of those people who considers myself relatively active on social media.
I have been on Facebook since 2007 (it was only available to college students before that and I was already well out of undergrad) and have been an active tweeter since 2009. I am also on LinkedIn and Instagram and Google+ and, up until a few months ago, also had a Tumblr account. Not only do I manage all of these platforms on a personal level, but I am also in charge of updating and engaging on several…Continue
Added by Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci on July 8, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments
Written by: Shrupti Shah, Ross Rocketto, and Rob Terrin
Momentum is building for government to play a larger role in the impact economy, the ecosystem where social entrepreneurs who have sustainable…Continue
Added by Ross D. Rocketto on July 2, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Some rules can be fairly liberal, like when social media can be used during working hours. Some are more stringent- like how employees use their accounts on their own…Continue
Added by Scott Span on June 27, 2013 at 10:38am — No Comments
A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We're LIVE! It's the seventh time we’ve met and we are doing this at least once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas because we believe that the real power of information comes…Continue
The millennials are coming. But are federal agencies ready for them?
Also referred to as Gen Y, millennials will account for more than 40 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means federal human resources managers and chief human capital officers must know how to connect to this generation, in the interest of talent acquisition and retention.…Continue
Added by Evan Weisel on June 24, 2013 at 7:54am — No Comments
Proving once again the awesomeness of Twitter, Facebook bit the bullet on hashtags and rolled them out to some users this week. Rumors of Facebook hashtags began to circulate in March, but now that they’re finally here we will begin to see whether they enhance user experience and functionality on Facebook, or indicate that Facebook developers are losing their creative edge and should…Continue
Added by Elisabeth Harper on June 13, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
This was originally posted on the Measured Voice blog.
Our data shows that social media posts with images almost always perform better than posts without images. If you aren't already, you should start sharing images with your audience. They can be a powerful way to communicate, but only if you do it right.
Images take up more of your audience's screen…Continue
Added by Jed Sundwall on June 7, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments
Free use of social media across a whole company – it’s not a concept everybody agrees is productive. But where I work, it’s helping us to achieve some of our organisational values of openness, trust, teamwork and flexibility.
I speak about this very often with people interested in the approach taken where I work,…Continue
Did anyone else notice that Flickr’s redesign propelled it in the direction of looking exactly like Facebook would look if images were the only content type? I am not denying that Marissa Mayer has brought an incredible amount of fresh ideas and new strategies to reinvigorate Yahoo and at the very least to keep it in the news, but the Flickr property, mostly ignored…Continue
Added by Elisabeth Harper on May 23, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments
A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We're LIVE! It's the seventh time we’ve met and we are doing this at least once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas because we believe that the real power of information…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on May 15, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
I was struck this weekend by a beautiful metro car ad featuring the Partners in Preservation campaign to support 24 historical places in the DC metro area. My interest was naturally piqued by the combination of historic sites (I love history, worked for a museum) and social media engagement (I may or may not be completely in love with Twitter). This campaign has it all for me, the user.…Continue
Added by Elisabeth Harper on May 8, 2013 at 9:35am — No Comments
I get asked regularly for successful examples of using social media, so here’s one.
Forty years ago, EPA hired photographers to capture our world, with a special focus on environmental issues. That was the Documerica project.
For the past two years, EPA has invited everyone around the world to repeat that effort, sharing photos with us at no cost, with a special focus on capturing the same scenes originally seen in Documerica. That’s the State of the…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Levy on April 26, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
On April 17th, Chris Dorobek was joined by a panel of professionals to talk citizen engagement on this month's…Continue
Added by Kate M. Long on April 18, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We're LIVE! It's the sixth time we’ve met and we are doing this at least once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas because we believe that the real power of…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 17, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments