Citizen Engagement

Your Organization's Emergency Communications

Emergency Management- 5 Minute Survey From the terrible events in Boston to Super Storm Sandy, we have seen the power of digital communications (email, social media, texts etc) during emergencies. In fact, in a recent post one GovLooper discusses how he followed the Boston events, from Twitter to Google Maps, and most of his information... Read more »

CDC Turns to Apps to Create Disease Detectives - Social Media and Health

The Centers for Disease Control have launched a new app - Solve the Outbreak - to help teach people about disease outbreaks. The interactive game allows users to track, solve and prevent future outbreaks. Alex Cassanova is the Innovations Team Lead at the CDC. He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER that the users play... Read more »

Sometimes the Best Innovations are the Most Obvious

Consider an online resource where you could search for the best after-school programs for your kids? It seems pretty obvious right? But so far the government hasn't been able to build a comprehensive online database. That's where NYU's Wagner School comes in, they've developed a new website called CluedIn. CluedIn is a comprehensive, interactive web-based... Read more »

Civic Cloud - Moving Citizen Engagement to the Cloud

"Citizen engagement means a lot more than fixing potholes," said Maury Blackman. Blackman is the CEO of Accela. He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that from his standpoint citizen engagement falls into three distinct areas. Three Areas of Citizen Engagement Public Infrastructure Management: Taking care of what is in the city, potholes, downed... Read more »

Boston Manhunt Proves the Power of Interagency Collaboration

"Last week was a very dark week for the country, you had what happened in Boston, West Texas and the ricin letters sent to politicians here in DC. But in the midst of those tragedies there was a bright spot and that was the work of the public servants," said Tom Fox. Fox is the... Read more »

Understanding local government innovation and how it spreads

Open data, BYOD, data analytics, for many local government's those innovative ideas aren't a reality. For many them most important innovations are those that change their bureaucratic processes to improve the way they deliver their services while reducing their costs, according to a recently released report from the New American Foundation. Rachel Burstein is a... Read more »

First Furloughs Go Into Effect - Plus the DorobekINSIDER's 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: In our DorobekINSIDER Live panel Dr. Ted Smith said for citizen engagement to really be successful you don't have to start the conversation, you just have to join it. Sequestration: Day 49 We had a great conversation Wednesday focusing on citizen engagement -- and the challenges of engaging citizens in the... Read more »