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The Tech Loop: Hot Damn!

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, GIS, cybersecurity, big data, and IoT. Cloud A cloud of doubt? According to Gartner, Inc., CIOs remain hesitant to consider cloud computing as a first-line option for IT projects. Most are… Read more »

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6 Steps to Convince your Boss to Adopt a New Email Strategy

Sometimes change can be difficult for agencies and organizations to embrace (especially when the change is centered around technology and/or public image), so you may need to do a little prep work to ensure you’re ready for the conversation about updating your email strategy. Here are six steps to broaching this subject with the powers-that-be.

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What Innovating Acquisition Should Mean – And Should Not

Talk of innovating Federal acquisition is widespread. Change is needed, and many smart people are hard at work on it. Confusion accompanies the conversation, however, and clarification is needed. If you’re involved in an acquisition innovation effort, ask yourself the following questions. What do we mean by innovating acquisition? Broadly, it seems the government can… Read more »

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5 Tips for Confronting a Problem Co-Worker

It all started with an empty pot of coffee. But let me start at the beginning… Back in the olden days, when I roamed the earth with the dinosaurs, my personality was a bit different. In the workplace, I was shy and timid, and as a result, somewhat reticent. That didn’t last long, thankfully, probably… Read more »

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Dealing With Cutbacks? Turn to Automation

Do less with more. One person doing two jobs. Make better decisions – but with fewer resources. These sort of phrases have become the new edict of government. As budgets get cut and staff reduced, government employees wonder how, exactly, they are supposed to get everything done, when it seems like they have more and… Read more »

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Keeping It Proper With Medicaid Payments

In yesterday’s DorobekINSIDER, we covered the cybersecurity insider threat for federal agencies – including the insider threat that’s accidental. Likewise, government funded healthcare services have their own brand of accidental insider threats – more commonly known as improper payments. A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) called out states for their IT systems… Read more »