Preparing Your Agency for Evolving Threats

This interview with Sean Applegate, Director of Technology Strategy & Advanced Solutions at Riverbed Federal, is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, Securing Government: Lessons from the Cyber Frontlines. In this guide, we review five tactics government organizations are using to enhance their cybersecurity. Cyberthreats are not static – they constantly evolve to target different vulnerabilities in new ways. Therefore,… Read more »


5 Proven Techniques in the Fine Art of Managing Up

This post is a follow-up to an unanswered question from GovLoop’s recent training, Critical Conversations. Want more topics and information like this? Make sure to register for the upcoming training summit in July, the Next Generation of Government Training Summit. There’s a skill I possess that you won’t find on my LinkedIn profile (go ahead and… Read more »

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Get rid of pesky details: Story Mapping

At last night’s GovLoop Esri Meet Up: Maps Bring Your Story to Life, GIS lovers gathered to learn about and discuss one of Esri’s most successful applications- Story Maps! The event began with presentations from Esri workers, a real story map user at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and a story map expert… Read more »

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Every community can be a smart community

Esri knows that government is always looking for ways to create better public service. By using smart, responsive tools, local governments are more effectively performing everyday tasks for their citizens. Applied geography through Esri’s ArcGIS platform has proven to help governments create smart communities. With the utilization of all ArcGIS has to offer, cities and towns across the… Read more »

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A Quick Refresher on Tricky Word Choices

Now that we’ve all mastered when to use “they’re,” “their,” and “there” appropriately, here are the correct uses of some other tricky word choices that threaten to derail a well written sentence. Follow these general rules to avoid an embarrassing mistake in your next email. Than / Then Use “than” when comparing two things. For… Read more »

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DorobekINSIDER LIVE: A Note to Cloud Laggies

It’s an accepted fact that cloud is a valuable and respected technology in government. But it hasn’t always been. Let me tell you how we achieved cloud acceptance. First, we noted cloud’s ability to achieve cost-benefits, greater efficiencies, agility and resiliency. Then, we discovered that the cloud could create faster application changes and propel the… Read more »

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8 Ways to Lead More, Better

Leaders who accept their own limitations and find out what they don’t know demonstrate a sense of humanity and realness to others. People can see when leaders try their best and sincerely care about them. In return, the result is cooperation and comradery, further supporting the goals of the organization and making the workplace more… Read more »