Digital Government

5 Ways to Engage Users With Your Open Data

Your team has spent countless hours pulling together data, organizing it, and finally publishing it for anyone to use. Congratulations! You’ve successfully created open data. But your job is not yet done. The next step is to engage your audience with the information you’ve produced. After all, what’s the use of opening your data toRead… Read more »

OpenFDA: Ushering in a New Era of Government

Below is an excerpt from GovLoop’s latest guide, Capitalizing on the Open Data Revolution. You can access the full guide here.  MedWatcher is a free mobile and web app that allows patients to understand and report side effects of drugs, medical devices and vaccines. The service was created in 2010 and is an early exampleRead… Read more »

5 Reasons to Attend Our Open Data Event

His first day in office, President Obama called for a more open, participatory and transparent government. “Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government,” he wrote in his Transparency and Open Government Memorandum. But for some agencies, the idea of opening and publicly releasing data is old news. The questions todayRead… Read more »

Six Words of Advice for the U.S. Digital Service

Six words of advice for the U.S. Digital Service As I mentioned, I was away last week. One of the announcements that came out: The release of the U.S. Digital Service and the Digital Service Playbook.  U.S. Digital Services Playbook: The American people expect to interact with government through digital channels such as websites, email,Read… Read more »

Digital Innovation for Your Original Mission

This case study is excerpted from our latest free guide, The Future of Digital Public Services. For the full case study, and many more like it that explore how digital services can transform your agency, download the guide here. As with many public-sector agencies, the Agriculture Department’s National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is looking forRead… Read more »

Unlocking the 3 Powers of Digital Public Service

According to the White House’s fiscal year 2015 budget document, the federal government’s IT spending will be cut by $2.4 billion. State and local level cuts reflect an even sharper decrease in IT and support service budgets. Contrast that to IT spending in the private sector, which is predicted to increase by nearly 4 percentRead… Read more »

Digital Engagement Strategy Series

By John Simpson, Engagement Consultant What should go into your digital engagement strategy can be a complex and organizationally challenging question. The specifics of your own strategy are usually discovered with some internal “soul searching” and by nailing down exactly what public engagement is for you and your leadership. Yet, there are a few basicRead… Read more »

Strategizing for Transformational Change

In response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began a strategic transformation from a law-enforcement to a threat-focused intelligence agency. A case study1 of the progress in the transformation at the FBI shows how strategic resources propelled by inertia, along with theRead… Read more »

The Importance of Design in Email

By Koi Hernandez, Design Fellow at GovDelivery Design as a whole is a very broad subject—from street signs to buildings to T.V. ads—design touches nearly every element of our lives. But that doesn’t mean it’s always done well. As a government communicator, design can make or break the comprehension of your message—the components that makeRead… Read more »