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You Can Only Build So Many Walls

For years the IT community has been building walls and digging moats to keep out cyber attackers. Now the focus has shifted. Rather than zero-in on outside invaders, security experts have set their sights on internal vulnerability. - Federal Times.

 

Automation alone can't prevent…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on August 26, 2014 at 10:52am — No Comments

How to Build Partnerships the Right Way

In government, we often talk about the importance of building public-private partnerships. In San Jose, they aren’t just talking about building partnerships – they’re actually doing it.

 

The Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, a facilitator of public private partnerships, is working on ways to leverage Silicon…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on August 14, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Playing Telephone With Gov Communication

Did you ever play the game telephone as a kid? It was one of my favorite games, because no matter how hard you tried, the message always got muddled somewhere along the way.

 

Messages from government leaders can also run the risk of a telephone-esque misunderstanding.

 

In the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on August 13, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Closing the Tech Gap in Education

Every day it seems you flip on the news and there is another story of schools needing to cut back their budgets. Times are tight, but for our students to get ahead they have to be proficient with technology. 

Technology can be the great…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on August 8, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Fast Tracking New Employees – The Penn Way

When you start a new job the onboarding process can seem endless. You have your technology trainings, security trainings, even getting your email set up can take a day or two to get set up. Seriously. Pennsylvania is working to streamline the onboarding process by going digital.

 

“The state set up an online onboarding program for all new hires. New workers (about 200…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on August 8, 2014 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

Preparing for the Internet of Things: What Does it Mean? - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:

  • Imagine a manufacturing revolution where the average person can make anything they want from digital designs. In this revolution those with the most to gain aren't major companies but the consumers. You don’t have to imagine it. At the Smithsonian they are building 3D replicas of artifacts.…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on August 4, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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

Are You In A Glass Case of Emotion?

“Emotional intelligence.” The phrase conjures the image of a therapist and a couch, but in reality being more emotionally intelligent you can help relieve stress, help you communicate effectively, help you empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. Being emotionally intelligent is one of the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 31, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

And the NextGen Public Service Winners Are...

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 were given at the 2014 NextGen Awards Ceremony, which will kicked off the NextGen Training Summit on July 23rd in Washington, DC. …



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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

911 Made Safer – Protecting EMTs!

We’ve all seen an ambulance racing down the street, sirens blaring, weaving in and out of traffic. But sometimes in the rush to get to the hospital in the fastest way possible another tragedy can strike.

 

In 2010, a medic, patient and passenger all died when the ambulance driver lost control on an icy road and rolled the ambulance. While the EMT driver survived, those in the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Finding the Real Life Heroes of Orange is the New Black

If you’re anything like me, “Orange is the New Black” has taken over your life. The show illustrates the difficult and fascinating life within the walls of a federal prison. The show is fiction, but the cruel world OITNB depicts is sadly often representative of what really happens in federal penitentiaries. But there are those who are trying to make it better. One of those people is FBI…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 29, 2014 at 12:40pm — 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

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

DorobekINSIDER Live: How Data is Changing the Face of Citizen Engagement

A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We're LIVE! We meet every month with the simple idea, get smart people together and share ideas because we believe that the real power of information comes when it is shared.…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 16, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Youth Revolt, the NextGen of Gov

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 14, 2014 at 11:37am — No Comments

Transitioning Soldiers From the Battlefield to the Classroom

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…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 11, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Learning Doesn’t End When You Leave the NextGen Summit

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 10, 2014 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Public Service is In His DNA

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 9, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Federal Ghostland: Where Have All the Managers Gone?

Pay freezes, budget cuts, furloughs – it shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, but after years of record low employee satisfaction, government’s senior executives are leaving the civil service at a rapidly increasing rate.

 

According to a new…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on July 8, 2014 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

Tending to the Wounded, Care Done Right

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 8, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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