Digital Government

Are You An Outreach Winner?

#Winning. It’s not just Charlie Sheen who can craft a popular tweet. In fact, even you can top Mr. Sheen because your tweets are not just popular – they’re also helpful and informative. Think about it: your engagement can help taxpayers save time, money and resources. And it’s not just about Twitter. Government is getting… Read more »

Preparing to talk big data with chief data officers – Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Are hackers the biggest threat to government cybersecurity professionals? Insiders? And what can be done? Insights on a new survey from SolarWinds Chris LaPoint. You can find all of our programs online: DorobekINSIDER.com and GovLoop Insights at http://insights.govloop.com. But up front: Preparing to talk big data with chief data officers There… Read more »

Should The Next School House Rock Video Be About Civic Tech?

Growing up in the 90s, School House Rock taught me all about how a bill becomes a law and how the U.S. is a melting pot of cultures. But today, there’s no School House Rock video to explain to me what civic technology is. And I could really use one. If you’re like me, you… Read more »

States Double Down On Cloud Computing – Don’t Miss The Train

“Cloud computing has changed the way that CIOs procure goods and services in the government. The cloud computing train left the station a long time ago, it is more than past time for governments to fully jump on board.” – Meredith Ward. More than 74% of state CIOs say they have at least one application… Read more »

A New Way To Run For Office – The Open Sourced Way

The definition of, of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. So that begs the question is there a better way to create a political platform? David Cole is a 28 year old software developer who spent 2 years working at the White House as a Deputy Director… Read more »

How To Get Women In The Contracting Game

Women owned small businesses make up less than 5% of the federal procurements, but the federal government is trying to make a change. They have created requirements and set-asides to help women-owned businesses enter into federal contracts. The Small Business Administration and American Express Open have also teamed up to help get the word out… Read more »

Obama Asks NSA to End Bulk Data Collection – Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Just like Ben and Jerry’s 170 different flavors of ice cream, political appointees also come in a variety. You have your political types, your regulators, your implementers and your collaborators. So how can the Office of Personnel match the right political appointee to the right job? Insights in part two of… Read more »

Preparing Government for the Internet of Things

Did you know that your sneakers are on the Internet? So are local city buses. Oh, and TV is one of the biggest web junkies around. As strange at this sounds, the proliferation of sensors and Internet connections on everyday items – on our ‘things’ – is at the heart of the Internet of Things… Read more »

3 Digital Comm Trends In State And Local Gov

In the past few years the scope of digital communications in government has gone through a tremendous change. Gone are the days when a simple press release would suffice. Now governments at all levels are responsible for communications outreach through many different channels; emails, social media, text messaging etc. For a local Parks and Recreation’s… Read more »