Posts By Heather Kerrigan

11 Important Things to Know About FedRAMP

FedRAMP, the Federal Risk and Authorization Program, is a risk management program aimed at assessing the security of cloud computing products and services, building security consistency across federal cloud computing platforms, reducing duplicative efforts, and reducing cost inefficiencies. In establishing FedRAMP, the federal government intended to help support and increase the adoption of cloud computingRead… Read more »

19 of the Coolest Government Mobile Apps

There’s pretty much an app for everything these days. And that on-the-go accessibility to the information you need has slowly been creeping into federal and state government over the past few years, driven in part by a presidential memo encouraging a federal digital strategy and contests encouraging app developers to come up with creative newRead… Read more »

8 Tips for Changing Culture in the Federal Government

There are so many long-running projects in government that have failed to gain traction or reach full implementation. When leadership sits down to figure out why, one of the top reasons (outside of cost overruns and missed deadlines) tends to be culture, or the necessity of culture change. Of course, that’s a pretty big undertaking.Read… Read more »

11 Rules for Using Government Email

On Monday, the New York Times reported that Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records laws when she used her personal email to conduct all of her official State Department business during her four years as Secretary of State. Federal law states that certain emails written or received by federal employees become government records andRead… Read more »

13 Tips for Finding State and Local Government Jobs

Getting a job in state or local government isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially if you’re looking for a management position. Some individuals work their way into the public sector through internships and fellowships, while others start as line staff and slowly work their way up. Here, are 13 tips to help you onRead… Read more »

9 Awesome Project Management Schedules

There are so many moving pieces that go into project management, that of utmost importance in keeping everything together is having all of the information about dates, deliverables, assignments, costs, etc. in one place. Here, I provide some of my favorite templates for government project schedules to help keep you sane. A variety of stateRead… Read more »

8 of the Best Citizen Engagement Efforts in Government

Back in 2010, the White House launched, a platform provided by the GSA that gave federal agencies the opportunity to create contests aimed at increasing public participation in the federal government. The idea of soliciting citizen input certainly isn’t a new one—state, local, and national governments have been using paper forms, websites, and (now)Read… Read more »