Your State Has a Great Website: So What?!

Originally posted at the GenerationShift blog. In preparation for a workshop that Ari Herzog and I will be facilitating on March 26 at the Advanced Learning Institute’s Social Media for Government Conference, I spent some time this afternoon reviewing a report by Darrell West of the Brookings Institution called “State and Federal Electronic Government inRead… Read more »

GovLoop Survey – Where Do You Work?

In the last GovLoop poll, we asked “Where do you work?” The response was: 48.0% Federal Government 10.6% State Government 18.2% Local Government 13.1% Gov’t Consulting 3.5% Professor/Student 6.6% Other My take-away from the poll is that GovLoop has a great diversity of thought leaders surrounding government. While federal government represent almost half of member,Read… Read more »

10 Secrets for Landing a Federal Job

From TheGovGurus.com: 1. KNOCK ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S FRONT DOOR AND BACK DOOR: Most job seekers look for federal openings only on USAJOBS (usajobs.opm.gov), the federal government’s official jobs website. But there are plenty of other ways to land federal jobs.For example, employment agencies and consulting firms frequently place employees on contract jobs in federalRead… Read more »

GovLoop T-Shirt Design Contest

I’m trying to create a GovLoop t-shirt and I’m looking for your help. Yes you 🙂 I’ve taken a first stab at a GovLoop t-shirt but I think it could be improved: http://www.cafepress.com/govloop.337178176# As such I’m opening it up to the creativity of GovLoop members. Create your own GovLoop t-shirt (cafepress or uberprints preferably). TryRead… Read more »

IAmPublicService.org – Deadline Extended to January 12!

Greetings Fellow GovLoopers! We have received roughly 30 submissions for the “I Am Public Service” initiative that seeks to highlight and honor your work in your own words. Some of the public servants who have submitted their stories so far include: • a Liaison Officer for the USDA who develops the next generation of HispanicRead… Read more »

Managing Risk, Innovation, and the Washington Post Test

This Washington Post article on Vivek Kundra, DC’s CTO, $23,000 off-site reminds me of the importance of the Washington Post test. A commonly used phrase in D.C. when working on the project – “How would it look on the front page on the Washington Post?” Unfortunately, that can lead to a risk-adverse approach. Because honestlyRead… Read more »

I Am Public Service – Great Work, In Your Own Words

By now, you are wondering “What’s that banner ad that says iampublicservice.org?” Many of you have clicked on it and learned that it’s a new site that we’ve launched to highlight and honor the heroic work of public servants like you. Here’s a screen shot: A recent survey by Gallup and the Partnership for PublicRead… Read more »

GovLoop Contest Winner – George Washington University!

The GovLoop Battle of Colleges Charity Contested has officially ended with the winner being the George Washington University. 2nd place goes to George Mason University and 3rd place goes to American University. Despite our range of members, I guess the D.C. connection is strong although if given another week or so I’m guessing you wouldRead… Read more »