Deloitte IMPACTs DC

Need some mid-week inspiration? I thought this was pretty cool and wanted to share. Every year Deloitte teams celebrates IMPACT Day, an annual day-long event during which Deloitte employees around the country set aside their work and contribute their time and talents to benefit local nonprofits. Each volunteer project is organized by local Deloitte personnelRead… Read more »

How-To: Game the GovLoop Top 100 Rankings

Ever wondered how you get into the GovLoop Top 100 rankings? Well, for those of you who are a little competitive or just like to feel as if you’re making progress toward something (you know, like gold stars, good grades and general gaming domination), then this post is for you. First, here’s the breakdown ofRead… Read more »

Project of the Week: GSA’s Data Center Services

There’s a lot of talk about data center consolidation in government these days, including an interactive data center map announced by Federal CIO Vivek Kundra last week. With all of the proposed changes, we thought it would be useful to highlight the services being offered by GSA. Check out our interview below. 1. Provide aRead… Read more »

How Do You Build an Incredible Professional Network?

A couple years ago, I had a chance to present to some Department of Energy interns on the topic of “Understanding and Utilizing Your Network.” I borrowed ideas from two books: “Good in a Room” and “Never Eat Alone” to offer well over a dozen tips on how to build and leverage a professional networkRead… Read more »

Top 10 Ways to Make Your Online Community Suck

Many people face similar problems when launching an online community. They get the technology, staff, and policies in place, and wonder why in six months the community is ailing faster than a blighted plant. The good news is that this is entirely avoidable if you stay away from this top 10 list… Here are 10Read… Read more »

Friday Fab Five: Resumes 101, World of Gov-craft, and Random Hacks of Kindness

Congratulations! You made it through another week, which means it’s time for the… Friday Fab 5! Don’t power down that laptop or blackberry quite yet. We had a lot of great content this past week on GovLoop, and it’s now time to highlight some of the top contributions. Today’s Blog of the Week is actuallyRead… Read more »

GEICO Can Save You 15% or More..on Your Degree

We all know that GEICO is devoted to public servants, but you may not know that GEICO has a commitment to giving back to those who serve our country. GEICO has established a brand new scholarship program at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) for the spouses and children of federal government employees andRead… Read more »

Go Green, Recycle, and Educate

What do you do with your old cell phones? I know I have three sitting at my house. According to Qwest, Americans own about 500 million obsolete, broken or unused cell phones. “Recycling cell phones helps the environment by reducing the amount of resources extracted from the earth, keeping usable materials out of landfills, andRead… Read more »

Project of the Week: Community.SBA.gov

I learned a few week ago that the Small Business Administration (SBA) had launched a new community for small business owners, so I asked them a few questions about it. Below are their responses. 1 – Tell me about the new SBA Community project. What is the concept behind it? What does it entail? TheRead… Read more »