New GovLoop Report: Government Technology Year in Review 2012

Today, technology is a critical component to transform and modernize government to truly create a 21st century government. For our year-end report, the GovLoop team set out to explore what technology trends shaped 2012 to help agencies meet organizational goals. The report also includes best practices, case studies, and identifies which trends will shape government… Read more »

Federal Government Reform Resources: The Tech Councils’ Report

Is technology an operating cost to be cut or an investment that creates large-scale savings? The latter is the premise being posed in a report by tech industry specialists in a new report. A non-profit, educational organization, the American Council for Technology, in conjunction with the Industry Advisory Council, engaged over 100 volunteers in preparing… Read more »

Bridging the Gap Between Academics and Practitioners

Academics don’t always speak the same language as practitioners. But they oftentimes have useful ideas to convey. So how do we bridge the gap between research and practice? I’ve been asked to participate as a “practitioner” on a discussion panel at the upcoming conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) It… Read more »

A look at Government Computer News’ Four-part series on Text Analytics

By RyanKamauff Government Computer News has an in-depth examination of how text analytics are being used in the federal government. They examined how NASA is using text analytics for airline safety, how text analytics can “read between the lines” of terabytes of data, using text analytics to identify early signs of bio threats and using… Read more »

Alameda County- Business Values to Social Services

Alameda County is one of the largest counties in California, with 1.9 million residents. Like many agencies across the country, the Alameda County Social Services Agency faced a resource crunch and there 2,200 employees were forced to do much more with less. In a report by IBM, Don Edwards, Assistant Director of Administration and Information… Read more »

Measuring the Unobserved

Law enforcement has it tough when it comes time to measure their performance. Their effectiveness can’t be just measured on what is reported. After all, the goal of most law violators is to not be caught! So how can we measure what we can’t observe? Cracking the challenge of measuring unobserved behaviors – drug smuggling,… Read more »

Building an Analytics Culture

Using analytics to make better decisions is taking root in agencies across the government, notes a new report by the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center. The report explores how a dozen pioneers did it, and leaders from some of these organizations offer advice on how others can, as well. Investing in, and… Read more »