Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Google+, blogs and emails have changed the way government communicates with the public. But in order to have a true government transformation, you can’t forget about the people part of the equation. You can send out all the tweets in the world, but if no one sees them, or…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Those dire numbers are highlights from the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 24, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments
Collaboration really is at work between federal employees and their industry counterparts. The great news? The partnerships are totally above board. Every year the American Council for Technology and…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 23, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
You have a mobile device in the palm of your hand -- great! But do you know how to use it effectively and safely? Probably not.
It’s bad enough when you leave your personal device vulnerable, but when improper use of a mobile device leads to an enterprise vulnerability, you’re in big trouble. Think WikiLeaks trouble..
When most of us make a mobile device management mistake, though, it’s on accident. These devices are ubiquitous, but security training is not.
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 21, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments
Have you ever wondered how many traffic tickets New York hands out every year? Or how many health outbreaks affect the Empire State? Now, with Open NY, the state’s transparency and openness initiative, you can. Governor Andrew Cuomo initiated Open NY in 2013 to create “unprecedented transparency across all levels of government.”
Now, about two years into the program, the state is trying to…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 21, 2014 at 1:57pm — No Comments
You’ve done the research. You’ve gotten leadership buy-in. Your government program is set to start helping people. But if nobody knows about it, your program will never make a difference. It’s like if a public health department had prepared thou- sands of…
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 21, 2014 at 11:00am — 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
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 Emily Jarvis on April 17, 2014 at 11:33am — 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
A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER was held Wednesday. We're LIVE! We host these events 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 April 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
#Winning. It’s not just Charlie Sheen who can craft a popular tweet. In fact, even you can top Mr. Sheen because your tweets are not just popular – they’re also helpful and informative. Think about it: your engagement can help taxpayers save time, money and resources.
And it’s not just about Twitter. Government is getting really good at engaging with citizens on multiple platforms. Email? Check. Text messaging? Check. Blogging? Check.
So is your organization…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 15, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments
“Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do” – “Happy,” Pharrell Williams
Are you happy in your job? What do you think…Continue
External hacking is the top cybersecurity threat plaguing federal agencies, according to a new poll of over 200 IT security…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
Missouri is home to some of the weakest ethic laws in the county. The Show-Me-State is the only state in the country that does not limit the amount of money that can be given in campaign contributions and also does not put a limit on the personal gifts that lobbyists can give to legislators. …Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 11, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Your pay is up for debate, yet again. A new Congressional Research Service report, Selected Characteristics of Private and Public Sector Workers, continues the debate that came to the forefront during the 2010 election season over…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
Growing up in the 90s, School House Rock taught me all about how a bill becomes a law and how the U.S. is a melting pot of cultures. But today, there’s no School House Rock video to explain to me what civic technology is. And I could really use one.
If you’re like me, you may have…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 9, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
There are more than 160 million smartphone users in the United States today. 61% of mobile phone users own a smartphone. And the global smartphone audience surpassed the 1 billion mark in 2012 and will total 1.75 billion in 2014.
Clearly, mobile is here to stay. Consequently, the rapid rise of smartphones and tablet computing has set off a race to produce apps for just…Continue
“Money, money, money” – that’s often the refrain you hear from federal civil servants, who feel they don’t get paid enough. Not nearly enough. Chris Dorobek calls the pay system, “woefully inadequate for the challenges of the 21st century.”
A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton agrees. The report even goes as far as to say that…Continue
"Cloud computing has changed the way that CIOs procure goods and services in the government. The cloud computing train left the station a long time ago, it is more than past time for governments to fully jump on board.” – Meredith Ward.
More than 74% of state CIOs say they have at least one application in the cloud. That’s up from just 33% who answered the question in 2010. These numbers are from a recently released National Association of State Chief Information Officers …Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 4, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Last year, in the midst of the Healthcare.gov’s troubled launch, President Obama said government IT procurement needs to be blown up and built anew. But how do you blow up federal procurement effectively?
Healthcare.gov troubled procurement wasn’t the only high profile…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on April 3, 2014 at 12:21pm — No Comments