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I Don’t Have the Answers! Do You?

I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t have all the answers, and neither do my friends and family. If I want to get the best and most robust information, I have to go public with my problems, because the collective knowledge is so much greater than the individual.

 

Just think how many…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on August 1, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Governments Need to Bridge a Fundamental Discontinuity in IT

A fundamental discontinuity in IT

why bridging it is essential, and how to start





1. Introduction

IT has been a major productivity tool for business and government over the past few decades. Indeed, the day to day working of the global economy has become dependent on a myriad of computer systems.

However, a fundamental discontinuity in IT needs to be bridged to maximise…

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Added by John Alexander on August 1, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mobile Communications Are Here to Stay

When laptops first replaced desktops as the new, go-to digital device, being glued to your cubicle or home office while checking email suddenly became a thing of the past. Now that the number of people owning smartphones has rapidly increased and shows no signs of slowing down, we’re redefining what it means to be truly mobile.

As a government communicator, it’s essential that you meet your stakeholders where they are—and in the age of iPhones, Androids, and e-readers, where they are…

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Added by Mary Yang on August 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Trends in Government Innovation

This post was originally published on Ideas & Execution.

The role of technology and design in government is undergoing a significant change. As digital and mobile technology advance, user-centered design and open source platforms are changing from nice-to-haves to necessities in the public sector. There is growing recognition in public institutions that the slow pace of bureaucracy can’t…

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Added by Genevieve Gaudet on July 31, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Becoming a Digital Organization: A Three-Phase Journey

There are three main phases to becoming a digital organization: digitization, digital engagement, and digital transformation. This post offers a lay oriented description and assessment of these phases. The objective is to help leaders who are digital rookies develop a conceptual foundation for understanding where their organizations have…

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Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on July 31, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Lessons Learned to Create the Open GIS Platform

For government, it's easier than ever before to publish authoritative data. Below, three open data experts share how.

In our latest GovLoop…

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Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 30, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments

Leveraging Cloud Adoption in Your Agency

GovLoop's recent guide, How Cloud is Reinventing Government, explores the how cloud is helping agencies unlock innovation and improve service delivery. The report includes four government case studies, best practices and insights from industry leaders. Below is an excerpt from our guide.…

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Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 30, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Before, During and After an Attack: An Integrated Strategy for Cybersecurity [New Report]

The world of cybersecurity is immense. The jargon surrounding the subject is nearly as varied. Here are a few examples: There’s malware, damage, espionage, regulation, education, viruses, advanced persistent…

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Added by Adrian Pavia on July 29, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

It's Time to Customize Your Executive Development Program

On September 3, 2014, American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) will be hosting the…

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Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 29, 2014 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Top 5 Tech Tips to Help You Do Your Job Better

We're blogging from the Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.



Prezi as an alternative to PowerPoint. Google Drive as a means to collaborate on documents in realtime. GitHub as a way to share your code with the world. Know that person in the office who always has the best tech…

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Added by Catherine Andrews on July 28, 2014 at 11:47am — No Comments

One Simple Strategy to Break Bureaucracy and Drive Creativity

I’ve been taking a course on innovation on Lynda.com, an online training and learning community. The course, Business Innovation Fundamentals with Drew Boyd, focuses on how to innovate using Systematic Inventive Thinking, a method based on several techniques to innovate on demand.

 

It has been an interesting course, and one of the elements really caught my attention is the idea of structural fixedness – something that your agency must avoid to drive…

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Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 28, 2014 at 10:42am — No Comments

Transforming Your Agency Through Open Innovation

We're blogging from the Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here.

If you’re unfamiliar with NextGen, the annual training summit educates, inspires and promotes innovation for new and rising leaders in…

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Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 25, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Innovation Lessons Learned from 5 Government Case Studies

Public sector leaders gathered today to learn about innovation in government. 

We're blogging from the Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along …

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Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 24, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

INFOGRAPHIC: Using Technology to Solve Persistent Urban Issues

The impact of technology on our cities, governments, and society at large is undeniable. It's amazing to see how the Internet of Things, mobile technology, and collaborative innovation are being applied to solve challenges in medicine,…

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Added by Justin Bean on July 24, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Best Practices in Stakeholder Engagement for Federal Government

It’s always been true that public sector agencies need to engage with citizens and stakeholders to achieve mission goals. But never has that fact been truer than in today’s digital information economy. Maintaining a constant presence in people’s lives is simultaneously much easier through new digital…

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Added by Adrian Pavia on July 23, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Learning How to Lead in the Front Office

Young Government Leaders (YGL) and GovLoop present the NextGen Public Service Awards for superior public service and achievement. The 4th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards will be given at the 2014 NextGen Award’s Ceremony, which will kick off the NextGen Training Summit on July 23rd in Washington, DC. We have 18 finalists in six different categories. All month long we will be introducing you to the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 23, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments

Big ideas: sustainable solutions for smart cities

Last night, we braved the rainstorm and attended the Big Ideas for Smart Cities, Sustainability talk hosted by Arup…

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Added by Genevieve Gaudet on July 23, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Managing Digital Era Risks: Social Media Policies and More

Managing risks is part of the cost of doing business, and managing them well can be a competitive differentiator, in both the economic marketplace and the war for talent. A relatively small percentage of organizations have addressed Digital Era risks in a meaningful way, however. This post provides an overview intended to help organizational leaders understand some of the challenges and…

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Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on July 23, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

Awesome Web Sites and Apps -- in 12 Easy Steps

A Practitioner’s Guide to Usability Testing, Information Design and Content Strategy for Web Site and Web Application Development

Developing Web products (sites or applications) is a challenge because you must satisfy many masters. Senior management wants it done yesterday. Developers want to add as much cool stuff…

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Added by Chaeny Emanavin on July 23, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments

Coming Together To Work Faster, Smarter

Young Government Leaders (YGL) and GovLoop present the NextGen Public Service Awards for superior public service and achievement. The 4th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards will be given at the 2014 NextGen Award’s Ceremony, which will kick off the NextGen Training Summit on July 23rd in Washington, DC. We have 18 finalists in six different categories. All month long we will be introducing you to the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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