Recent studies have found that employers increasingly emphasized the importance of soft skills when hiring and promoting workers.
Check out this report to see how your IT staff can secure your data while facing budgetary and staffing challenges.
Ransomware and cyberattacks have become more sophisticated, more costly and increasingly damaging. “Ransomware is a serious threat to our public safety and national and economic security,” said Richard W. Downing, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice in a recent interview. “It has been used to attack municipal governments, police departments and critical infrastructure.” Read… Read more »
Nearly 70% of the U.S. population experiences imposter syndrome, and that energy can either fuel or cripple you. Here are tips to help you overcome your imposter uncertainty.
Being organized at work can make you more motivated, productive and efficient, and less prone to distractions. But how to turn chaos into order? Here are 14 commonsense tips.
The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has advice for agencies that want to be cybersecure — but still have the ability to innovate and find new ways of doing better.
Manually integrating their data costs agencies too much time and too much money. An industry expert explains how automation can help agencies tell a better data story.
Agencies have a wealth of unstructured data — images, audio recordings and other information that doesn’t fit neatly in traditional databases or lend itself to analysis by traditional data tools — at their fingertips. So how can government make sense of all this data? How can agencies actually use it?
Recognizing the growing threat of cyberattacks, the city of Orlando adopted key elements of zero-trust security. Here’s what officials did and how zero trust impacted city government operations.
The IRS has developed an excellent model for agency training and development: SHOTs videos, which are available 24/7 and allow employees to brush up on a subject in about three minutes or less on average.
The traditional budgeting approach used by local governments has many downsides, including a reliance on siloed data and an inability to identify how agencies can deliver services more efficiently and effectively. But rules-based software, which offers a digital and personalized approach, helps to solve those problems.
Great leaders learn from their failures and course correct to find a better path forward. First, of course, they admit the problem. Here are four other ways that leaders can pivot their way out of a setback.
When governments nationwide had to switch to remote work nearly overnight, North Dakota’s technology office met the challenge of supporting and equipping 8,000 state employees who were suddenly working at home. Here’s what they learned.
When an agency hires you, it wants you to succeed. That’s why agencies have employee manuals, organization charts and onboarding processes. But new hires need to do some of the legwork, too.
A government career offers many opportunities to find work that matters. But although you’re working for the public good, you also need to treat your career as a career — and treat yourself as a professional.
The everyday functions of government — and the services that agencies provide constituents — depend on strong cybersecurity protections. One state’s plan for disaster recovery helped it respond effectively to 23 simultaneous ransomware attacks. But the state has more in mind than that.
Configuration management is critical to cloud security because many products come with default settings that do not provide adequate security.
Agencies often lack reliable, real-time data that can help them solve critical problems. In Chicago, officials used the cloud to bring early childhood care to underserved demographics.
When you’re a newbie, the wisdom of long-timers can lift the veil on the mysteries of life as a public servant. According to our experts, the most important thing in starting your government job is to embrace the complex and varied environment you’ve entered and explore it.
Many people are just trying to “get through” remote or hybrid work, hoping that the past will reappear. It won’t, a government expert told GovLoop recently, but there are ways to adjust to hybrid work’s peculiarities.