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How to Avoid Silo Thinking

Some time ago at the state of Nebraska, we recognized it was inefficient for our technology resources to work in IT silos. Prior to consolidation, an IT silo existed in every individual agency. As any productive business would do, we began working to break down each legacy silo across the enterprise through organizational and technological… Read more »

Build Community – Banish Silos

Connections with like minded govies can be crucial to achieving professional goals and personal success. When we build community across organizational lines, we break down the “silos” we so often see in government and serve the public more effectively. Check out one community that is working to build the next generation of leaders in civil… Read more »

Removing Data Silos for Better Collaboration

Governments face unique challenges in accomplishing complex missions – often with limited resources. That means that when it comes to tackling such missions, there are very few agencies in the public sector that can act alone. Through collaboration, information sharing and the removal of data silos, agencies can improve effectiveness and efficiency while achieving their… Read more »

The “De-Siloization” of Knowledge in Government

Most of an organization’s collective wisdom is locked in people’s heads, and not written down for others to search for and use. So, how do you increase the ability of people to know the expertise of their professional colleagues and share it with each other within a large organization?

Eliminating Data Silos—A Work in Progress

With the explosion of data in the government, increased collaboration and information sharing are important goals for any agency. Recent legislation, such as the DATA Act and the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bill, provides extra incentive for agencies to achieve those goals. However, data often resides in disconnected silos, making that collaboration and sharing difficult.

Saying Goodbye to Siloed Security

This blog post is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, Understanding State and Local Government. Download the full guide here.  Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 threat research team released its 2015 Application Usage and Threat Report (AUTR) analyzing and correlating data from more than 7,000 organizations over a 12-month period gaining broad visibility into critical trends. Findings showRead… Read more »