Digital Government

The Agile Approach to Innovation – Why it worked in Michigan – Part 2

Becoming an innovator doesn’t happen overnight, you need strong support from your leaders, an ability to take risks and budgetary support. Michigan’s CIO David Behen and CTO Rod Davenport know all about implementing innovation. They recently been named as Government Technology’s Top 25 in Technology for their work in Michigan. In part one of our… 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 »

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 »

Turning Data into Decisions – Why Metrics Matter

The best way to maximize performance is to make data based decisions. But that process is easier said than done…or is it? John Salamone is the Vice President at Federal Management Partners. Salomone and Rick Hartman have written a new guide, Catching the Social Media Wave: Using Data to Drive Decisions. He told Chris Dorobek… 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 »

Best Practices to Craft Your Agency’s Digital Government Strategy

The following blog post is an excerpt from our recent report, Crafting a Comprehensive Digital Government Strategy. This report was draws upon a survey of 94 members of the GovLoop community who are currently adopting emerging technology at the state, local and federal level of government. This report also includes insights based on interviews with… Read more »

GovLoop Report in Review: Exploring How Agencies Are Crafting Digital Government Strategies

The following blog post is an excerpt from our recent report, Crafting a Comprehensive Digital Government Strategy. This report was draws upon a survey of 94 members of the GovLoop community who are currently adopting emerging technology at the state, local and federal level of government. This report also includes insights based on interviews with… Read more »

Transparency Report Card – Did your state make the grade?

For the past four year the US Public Interest Group has graded each of the 50 states on their level of transparency. While 7 states made the honor roll, six states received failing grades. How did your state do? Phineas Baxandall is a senior analyst for tax and budget at the US Public Interest Group…. Read more »

Looking Forward: How Technology Will Shape Government in the Next 3-5 Years

Below is an excerpt from GovLoop’s Latest Report: Crafting a Comprehensive Digital Government Strategy View Online Below or Download PDF GovLoop’s research defines a digital government as “the tools, applications, resources and methodologies allowing government to leverage new and emerging technology to serve the most mission-centric goals of the agency.” Below is an excerpt from… Read more »