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The Tech Loop: Cannon Ball!

The Tech Loop is a weekly compilation of the latest happenings in government technology gathered from around the web. This week’s topics include cloud, IoT, cybersecurity, and big data  & analytics. Cloud My understanding is a little foggy. Having trouble separating cloud fact from fiction? This resource should help. Lack of understanding may be a… Read more »

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Banish the Monday Morning Blues by Planning Ahead on Sunday Night

Monday morning is the punchline of innumerable coffee mugs and Garfield cartoons. It’s the brutal, unflinching time when we transition from the unstructured weekend into the regimented work week — and many of us spend it in a caffeine-deprived haze, trying to sort out priorities. But what if you could tackle Monday morning with a… Read more »

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Gettin’ Jiggy With The Cloud (Back It Up)

NetApp SteelStore is a cloud integrated storage appliance that has changed the way governments are able to send backup and archive data to cloud. One of the greatest threats to government entities is data breach or loss. NetApp’s SteelStore boosts data recovery, cuts costs, and most importantly eliminates risks. Govloop’s “The Key to Unlocking Cloud… Read more »


8 (Cold, Hard) Truths about Social Media

I am an idealist at heart, but I also pride myself on being a pragmatist and strive to provide guidance that enables individuals and organizations to achieve their goals and objectives in the most efficient and effective ways possible. When it comes to social and digital technologies in particular, although I do believe, I’m not… Read more »

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It’s Not Me, It’s You: 7 Ways to Break Up with Bad Webinars

I call it Log-In, Check-Out Syndrome. It’s that thing that happens when, about 17 seconds into your virtual event, your attendee engagement gauges plummet but your attendee numbers stay the same. They’re there, but they’re obviously not paying attention. They’re in another window or their screensaver is on; either way, they’re in the virtual room but they’re not really… Read more »

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A Stress-Free Guide to Getting the Most Out of Virtual Events

Want to attend a truly awesome virtual event? Sign up for GovLoop’s free 4th Annual Government Innovators Virtual Summit on April 22nd. We live in a golden age of professional development. Gone, or at least really dimished are time-wasting travel misadventures, rubbery hotel chicken dinners, and awkward run-ins with people you’d rather avoid. Virtual conferences and trainings solve a lot of problems. They provide… Read more »

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10 Resources for Free Online Training

Is your agency’s training budget lean this year? Want to brush up on a few skills without having to shell out major bucks on your own? Check out these free resources below – a mix of my personal faves and some I haven’t used personally, but look promising. Then let me know in the comments… Read more »

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The Low-Down on Agency-Run Strategic Reviews

The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Shaun Donovan, put agencies on notice last week that the Administration is doubling down on the implementation of its priorities and tracking progress more closely. This memo indirectly adds some urgency to the relatively new “agency annual strategic reviews” which are currently underway in agencies across… Read more »