Posts By Mariah Bastin

Military Extends Communications to the Community

Have you every wondered what’s happening behind the secured walls of a military base? Who lives there? Oftentimes, life on a military base can be very isolating from the neighboring community. It’s often difficult for service members to integrate themselves effectively with the surrounding community and vice versa. But that’s all changing. Thanks in largeRead… Read more »

Drumroll Please – The Sammies Go to…

Sometimes we forget thank government for the good work it does. Govies help us in our day-to-day lives and we don’t always realize it. Here at GovLoop, we’ve been interviewing some of the finalists for the Service to America Medals all summer. And now the winners are being announced. Which civil servants won the SamuelRead… Read more »

Making a Difference in Government and You Get to Stay in Your PJs

Do you ever find yourself laying in bed or sitting in front of the TV thinking, “If I could only get a chance, I’d make a difference”? Well, believe it or not, you can! In fact, you can stay in your PJs, in the comfort of your dorm room, and make a difference in theRead… Read more »

How to Be a Leader in the Digital Transformation Era

Many of you may have noticed a shift in both your day-to-day lives, as well as your work environments. What used to be done with a paper and pen is now being done by electronic devices. Some of us may struggle with this new transition, but there are also people out there who have theRead… Read more »

The Role of People in Government IT

Refer to the first post from the same conference, here. Much of talk about IT focuses on how IT is a fast-paced and ever-evolving movement. In all the hustle and bustle of government IT, we tend to forget that the role of people plays an incredibly important part. Christopher Dorobek sat down with a panelRead… Read more »

The “Slow Evolution” of IT

If you’re anything like me, you’re pretty overwhelmed with the never-ending commercials concerning the newest updates, systems, and innovations the IT world sends out. We are inundated with more and more. It seems the IT world is constantly evolving – but is that the reality? On December 18th, 2014 Christopher Dorobek sat down with aRead… Read more »

Government Contracting – a Risky Business?

When the market is down, it’s down –but we all believe it will come back again…eventually. But what does it mean when the government is down? And aside from federal employees, where does that leave government contractors? To answer that question, Richard LaFleur, leader of Grant Thornton’s Government Contracts Practice, sat down with Christopher DorobekRead… Read more »

A Chicken a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

Do you know how many chickens this country eats yearly? Eight billion – yes, eight billion chickens are consumed by hungry Americans every 365 days. Raising those 8 billion chickens and making sure they are healthy enough to eat is no easy job. You may think it is a simple process for a chicken toRead… Read more »

Possible Government Shutdown-Why?

We all are awaiting the final decision: will the government shut down again? How could this happen? Didn’t we learn from the incident in 2013? It seems we haven’t. So now certain organizations like the Partnership for Public Service are evaluating the issues that seem to lead to a possible shutdown and how to preventRead… Read more »

Celebrate and Learn about E-Record Day

In the 21st century, we are constantly inundated with digital innovations and necessities. It can become very overwhelming and confusing. Digitizing everything, especially important information, is a must not only for our day-to-day lives, but also in the workplace. Fortunately for some of us, there are various experts out there trying to help clear theRead… Read more »