Posts By Hannah Ornell

Tim O’Reilly and Jennifer Pahlka Commend GDS for Their Groundbreaking Contributions to Digital Gov

The Government Digital Service (GDS) is a new team within the United Kingdom’s Cabinet Office, and it is tasked with ensuring that the government provides top quality digital services to better meet citizens’ needs. On November 13, 2012, Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media and Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director of CodeRead… Read more »

Former CIO of DOT Speaks on the Transition

What does the transition from President Obama’s first term to his second term mean for political appointees and career staff? Dan Mintz, former CIO of the Department of Transportation weighs in on the transition in today’s DorobekINSIDER interview. Mintz was part of the transition team after former President Bush’s second term. New team = RapidRead… Read more »

Project Managers in the GovLoop Community Offer You Their Advice

Last week, I posted about the Top 5 Challenges for Project Managers. It summarized some of the findings of a survey GovLoop conducted in October. In addition to sharing their challenges, our community’s Project Managers shared some advice for other government Project Managers on what makes projects run smoothly. We grouped the responses into threeRead… Read more »

We Need Solutions in the Next Four Years: What Can the Book ‘Little Bets’ Teach Us?

With the election behind us, what will President Obama’s approach to our nation’s problems be? One way to think about government innovation is through the lens of “Little Bets,” a book about the creative process written by Peter Sims. He was a keynote speaker at GovDelivery’s event “Digital Government: The Transformative Power of Communications.” Sims’Read… Read more »

Top 5 Challenges for Project Managers

Project management is a large part of many government employees’ jobs. GovLoop reached out to members of our online community and surveyed project managers to gain insight into what their projects are like and what hurdles they face. One of our goals is to generate conversation about what the challenges are for project managers andRead… Read more » Offers a Simple Way to Find and Apply for Government and Charity Services

Finally, there is an online one-stop-shop for human services around the country. Now people who are looking for services ranging from health care support services to food pantries to care for disabled children can type in their zip code and find a range of services in their area within seconds. If finding movie times onlineRead… Read more » Web Content Manager Shares Best Practices and Advice for Website Redesign

This blog is the Part II of a two part series on the award-winning government website, Visit the first installment to get a full picture of how the city’s website has been so successful. Chris Florance, the Web Content Manager for the City of Austin, Texas, spoke on the DorobekINSIDER about the newly designedRead… Read more »

Trending Now: The Public Sector Focuses on Customer Service

Daryl Covey, an experienced service manager with over thirty-eight years of public sector service, brought together federal customer service managers from all lines of business. The group collaboratively generated a collection of customer service “best practices” for government employees. Covey shares his findings and the findings of these experts in his new book, Government CustomerRead… Read more »

Make Your Application Stand Out: Old Dominion University’s Procurement Certification Program

If “government procurement” at first glance doesn’t strike you as the most alluring field, maybe you should take a second look. In procurement, you essentially are paid to spend large amounts of other people’s money, not a bad deal, huh? This field requires both technical expertise and the savvy to make important financial decisions forRead… Read more »

Considering a Career in Federal Government? Maybe the PMF Program is Right for You!

Are you finishing your graduate degree within this academic year? Did you complete graduate school within the last two years? If you answered “yes” to either of these, then you are eligible to apply to the Presidential Management Fellows Program! Why you should consider applying: Rotation through several departments to give you a diverse lookRead… Read more »