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Get More Stuff Done: 9 of Your Best Productivity Tips

Get more stuff done.

Last week, our CEO and founder Steve Ressler started a simple discussion: How do you get ever actually get stuff done at work? It seems…


Added by Catherine Andrews on April 14, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

#LocalGovDigital – A day with @GDSTeam

Me, Mike Bracken, Tom Loosemore chatting at GDS – part of the LocalGov Digital Visit

On Thursday 10th April a small group of the LocalGov Digital Steering Group visited the GDS offices to share our journey, share our outputs, ideas and challenges and start a conversation around how we might be able to work effectively together moving forward.  We wanted it to be an open and honest conversation which I believe…


Added by Carl Haggerty on April 14, 2014 at 6:18am — No Comments

The Building Blocks for Resilient Communities

In today’s environment, you’re challenged to stay resilient no matter what trials your community faces. State, local and county governments must operate efficiently regardless of weather, economic downturns or increasing demands from constituents. 

Technology offers you the chance to build…


Added by Pat Fiorenza on March 31, 2014 at 3:03pm — 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

How's Your Work-Life Balance in Today's Digital/Mobile World?

Today’s increasing reliance on new and evolving information technology in employment has given new meaning to the term …


Added by David B. Grinberg on March 30, 2014 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

By the Tweets: Government Digital Communications Tour

By Kelsey Lund, Marketing Communications Specialist, GovDelivery

GovDelivery's digital communications tour is in full swing! Over the last month we’ve visited Oakland, CA and Austin, TX, sparking conversations on the value of technology, outreach, and communications in government, as well as strategies to increase that value. We’ve hosted many innovative, successful…


Added by Mary Yang on March 26, 2014 at 12:07pm — 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

Want to innovate government? Focus on culture

When innovating in government, the technology’s the easy part. Innovative efforts often do one of two things:

  1. They take long-established technology from the private sector and inject it into an agency,…


Added by Benjamin J. Balter on March 21, 2014 at 12:11am — 9 Comments

Esri Leading the Charge with President's Climate Data Initiative

On Wednesday, March 19, the White House, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), hosted an event highlighting the Administrations commitment to combating climate change…


Added by Pat Fiorenza on March 19, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Please view my submission to the Knight News Challenge to strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation

Greetings. I submitted my entry to the current Knight Foundation News Challenge: "How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation?" …


Added by Daniel Bevarly on March 18, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Parody Site for DC Metro Riders Launches

There’s a multitude of great websites out there that we all secretly have bookmarked and that we find ourselves drawn to for a quick laugh or to waste away some hours of unmitigated boredom.

Indeed, such sites can become the bane of our existence and an outlet for procrastination when there’s work to be done, but the humor engendered by a quick peek, a speedy…


Added by Timothy W. Coleman on March 17, 2014 at 10:08pm — No Comments

People Act, Technology Helps

This post was originally published on

This quote from South by Southwest was making the rounds yesterday:

It connects to…


Added by Kent Aitken on March 12, 2014 at 8:07am — No Comments

No Love for Gov on Presidents' Day

As our nation observes Presidents’ Day there’s not much good news regarding how citizens view government at the national level – from Congress, to the White House, to federal agencies.

This is a sobering and troubling reality,…


Added by David B. Grinberg on February 17, 2014 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

IT Service Management in 2014: One Size Does Not Fit All

Every year, organizations assess their inefficiencies and find outstanding problems from the previous year as well as determine where there is room for improvement in the next year. As 2013 has recently passed, many organizations have reviewed their previous glitches and find that their IT Service Management (ITSM)…


Added by Ben Lolavar on January 14, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments

The 4-1-1 to IPv6

Republished from Mary Davie's blog, Great Government through Technology

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) year-end FY14 deadlines are fast approaching for the federal government. If you haven’t started, now is a good time to consider how far we’ve come and what we have left to do to complete IPv6 transition.

The …


Added by Mary Davie ITS on January 7, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Maximizing Social Media: #3 New Year's Resolution for Uncle Sam

Where’s all the love between social media and gov?

If this relationship were a romance Uncle Sam would still be stuck on the first date.

While many government agencies made much needed progress in…


Added by David B. Grinberg on January 5, 2014 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

5 Steps to Modernize Your Data Infrastructure in 2014

Time and again, we have seen how data is driving innovation in government. We are creating troves of data, and the key is having a safe, secure and reliable infrastructure to help you unlock insights from your data. Although data holds great promise to transform your agency, a major obstacle faced by many in government is the dire need to modernize IT infrastructure.

As your agency will rely on sound data analysis to accelerate innovation, why not make 2014 the year to…


Added by Pat Fiorenza on December 30, 2013 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

WIT Invites You to "2014 CIO/CTO Agenda" Panel Discussion

Women in Technology (WIT) is putting together a panel discussion on January 16th titled “ 2014 CIO/CTO Agenda.”

So far, we have Michele WeslanderQuaid, Chief Technology Officer (Public Sector) & Innovation Evangelist at Google, Linda Howard, Deputy CIO, SAIC, and Lisa Davis, CIO, Georgetown University confirm their participation in the panel.

Our distinguished speakers will cover their major 2014 to-dos, transformative tech trends to watch, and promising new technologies.…


Added by Ilina Dimitrova on December 27, 2013 at 3:08pm — No Comments

A Big Vision for Big Data: Intelligent Agents


Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on December 14, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

How to Leverage Data Throughout Your Building’s Entire Life-Cycle

Did you know that in the US, buildings are consuming 70% of all electricity and up to 50% of it is wasted? By making modest investments in the way in which you manage your building, your agency can witness cost savings and identify new efficiencies. This all starts with understanding your buildings’ data, and learning how to manage and identify the story your building is telling you.


In the past few months, we’ve talked quite a bit about the Smarter Buildings approach and how…


Added by Pat Fiorenza on December 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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