OPM’s Matt “Government Cool Again” Collier: Dreaming Big, Kicking Butt

Blogging live from Next Generation of Gov’t Summit. Kick-off speaker is Matt Collier, head of OPM’s “Making Government Cool Again” initiative. Some notes: Background – Started out wanting to be a pilot – Interned in a congressional office, then worked at Homeland Security – Went to Stanford, swore he’d never return to DC – Tapped… Read more »

Top 5 Worst Agencies To Work For

Ok, first off these are not my rankings but instead actually come from The Best Places to Work Rankings. So basically don’t shoot the messenger. We’ll do this countdown style so lets start with numero 5. 5) National Archives and Records Administration – This one blows my mind. I’ve seen National Treasure 1 and 2… Read more »

Project of the Week: UK’s Driving Standards Agency

Does your local DMV have instructional videos on YouTube? Do they use social media at all? Are they committed to “lifelong learning” among drivers in your area? If your answer was “no” to any or all of these questions, then you might want to tell them about the United Kingdom’s Driving Standards Agency (DSA), which… Read more »

Cross Gen Communication & Engagement in the Public Sector: Scott Span

Generational diversity is one of many areas of diversity in today’s business environment. Just like dealing with racial and gender diversity, any of the diversity factors that go unaddressed can negatively impact an organization from various fronts. GovLooper and also Next Generation of Government Speaker Scott Span, President of Tolero Solutions, Organizational Development & Change… Read more »

Member of the Week: Dannielle Blumenthal

Have you met Dannielle Blumenthal? Chances are you’ve bumped into her on GovLoop – she’s created several groups and has as of late become a prolific blogger. Her short answers below really don’t do justice to her contributions to GovLoop and government communications, so I hope that this brief profile prompts you to join her… Read more »

Is the Young World Rising? Preview from Next Gen Gov Summit

At the YGL/GovLoop Next Generation of Government Summit 7/6-7/7, we have a ton of great speakers talking about opportunities for young leaders to change government. One speaker is Rob Salkowitz who wrote the awesome Wiley-publish book “Young World Rising: How Youth Technology and Entrepreneurship is Changing the World” We did a quick interview where we… Read more »