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There is a pocket of space where the government and industry are working together – and doing it well. Seriously. This is not one of my (always very funny) jokes. Collaboration really is at work between federal employees and their industry counterparts. The great news? The partnerships are totally above board.…
Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 23, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments
Americans have inherited a vast and spectacular landscape. Through the efforts of citizens and governments throughout the 20th century, today Americans are the equal-owners of some 785 million acres of public land.
These public lands and trails help us understand the world around us — including our environment, our communities, and ourselves. Across the country, our open spaces serve as outposts dedicated to science, education, and active recreation.
The health of our society…Continue
Added by Abhi Nemani on April 23, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments
The Department of the Interior has successfully matched their message to the right medium with their use of Instagram -- and that's one of the ways government can innovate better.
Long established practices used to manage budgeting, planning, forecasting, reporting and risk management are becoming increasingly complex. As a result, budget and finance professionals are being pressured to improve accuracy, efficiency, better controls, and auditability and to provide greater visibility into costs, resources, and performance, which is not an easy task.
Added by Kara Batt on April 22, 2014 at 7:10pm — No Comments
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Have you ever wondered how many traffic tickets New York disseminates every year? Or how many health outbreaks affect the Empire state? Now you can. Open NY is the state’s transparency and openness initiative. We get a…
Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Over the past few years, cloud computing has become an increasingly popular technology for businesses around the world because of its ease of access from remote locations - removing the need for locally installed software.
Cloud computing and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) tools can be great solutions for local and state-level governments with limited resources, since most solutions are affordable, scale to specific needs and allow employees to access secure data from anywhere. As…Continue
Added by Zach Taiji on April 21, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments
In today’s environment, every organization is at risk of having its data and infrastructure compromised. For security professionals today, being secure isn’t just about thwarting attacks – it’s also being prepared to react once you fall…Continue
Added by Catherine Andrews on April 21, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
March was Women’s History Month, what better way to honor women working with GIS in government, education, non-profit and the private sector than by putting them on the map! Dr. Linda Loubert, Assistant Professor at the Morgan State University in US, is attempting to crowdsource a map of women who work in GIS in an effort to highlight potential role models and inspire more women in science, technology,…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 18, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:
It seems like every few months the pay debate comes up again – or more accurately, it comes up every election cycle. Pay is a constant source of tension, but if we’re really going to solve the debate once and for all, there needs to be serious reforms to the civil service -- not just compensation.…
Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
“Do more with less” is the mantra that government has been singing for years. But now, the “do more with less” refrain has been transformed with technology and automation to “do better with less. “ Business process management and streamlined technologies are changing the landscape so government can actually get more done with fewer resources.
Part of the reason for the transformation is the evolution of devices. We now live in a world dominated by devices; there are more than a…Continue
Here are some of my thoughts about what never-ending social and digital technology trends mean for professionals in all functional areas, at all career stages, and in organizations of all types and sizes (in other words, everyone!). Armed with this knowledge and insight, I hope folks will give serious consideration to how they will bridge the “digital divides” in their professional lives…Continue
Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on April 17, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
On Thursday, April 10th, GovLoop and…Continue
Added by Adrian Pavia on April 16, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments
On Tuesday April 8th, GovLoop hosted our third annual Government Innovators Virtual Summit. This year we focused on "Innovations that Matter" and how to make innovation stick at your agency. Read this recap of our session on project management and head here for the full recordings. More blog coverage of the Summit can be found …Continue
Added by Adrian Pavia on April 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
On Tuesday April 8th, GovLoop hosted our third annual Government Innovators Virtual Summit. This year we focused on "Innovations that Matter" and how to make innovation stick at your agency. Read this recap of our session on a new open-source solution in Philadephia and…Continue
Added by Tommy Bowen on April 15, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
The Future is a Little Cloudy
Almost every IT organization is looking toward a future where more and more of their infrastructure moves into the cloud. Unfortunately, many of these organizations will stumble on their way to the cloud. The problem is often one of…Continue
Added by Joshua Millsapps on April 15, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments
I think we are waking up. From my limited perch, it appears sudden clarity is emerging in businesses. The past months I have been privileged to work with clients who get it. The rebels deep within their walls are being heeded, funded, and presented with the intractable questions. Having tried everything in the MBA kit bag, they are willing to consider almost anything.
One caveat before I go further. Chief Financial Officers…Continue
Added by John Bordeaux on April 14, 2014 at 10:18am — No Comments
Several years ago, when social media was really starting to take off, the idea that an individual or organization could successfully engage in “just minutes a day,” was rampant. Then reality sunk in and people recognized that effective engagement requires time, hard work, and commitment. Finding ways to be more efficient and effective was still a…Continue
Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on April 14, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
An enterprise data hub can transform your agency into a data-driven enterprise. Image courtesy of …Continue
Added by Adrian Pavia on April 11, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
A few days ago, we highlighted the redesign of nyc.gov as a great case study in the use of good design to better accomplish agency…Continue
Added by Adrian Pavia on April 10, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
On Tuesday April 8th, GovLoop hosted our third annual Government Innovators Virtual Summit. This year we focused on "Innovations that Matter" and how to make innovation stick at your agency. Read this recap of our session creating resilient communities, and stay tuned for a link to the full recordings. More blog coverage of the Summit can be found here.…Continue
Added by Regan Wedenoja on April 10, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments