COVID-19 is different from prior disasters in that the pandemic struck every function of government, throwing traditional response plans out the window and demanding creative, rapid-fire solutions to unthinkable […]
Isaac Constans wrote a new post, Leveraging Disparate Data in a Disparate Workforce, on the site GovLoop 1 week, 3 days ago
Most agencies were built as extremely centralized organizations, where policy and direction trickle down from headquarters and data and results circle back around.
COVID-19 brought a shock to that system. […]
Isaac Constans wrote a new post, A Picture in Time: How NIH Has Responded to the Challenge of COVID-19 Data, on the site GovLoop 1 week, 4 days ago
This article was written in August for GovLoop’s “Your Data in the Year of Everything Else.” The report can be downloaded here.
Every week, Dr. Susan Gregurick changes her videoconferencing background to a […]
Isaac Constans wrote a new post, Learning the Dance: Workforce Planning for Long-Term Remote Work, on the site GovLoop 1 week, 4 days ago
As work and home lives tango, employees are tuning their schedules to the remote work rhythm that suits them best.
But that dance is a tricky one, unique for each employee. For some, work is even more […]
Isaac Constans wrote a new post, 6 Months Later: Telework Largely a Plus, GovLoop Survey Finds, on the site GovLoop 1 month ago
The nation has officially passed the six-month mark – that’s right, six months – since the pandemic shuttered offices and forced leaders to implement widespread safety measures, including mass telework. And by th […]
Isaac Constans wrote a new post, From Containers to Kubernetes: The Definitions, Connections and More, on the site GovLoop 1 month, 1 week ago
Cable news came as the newest iteration of daily papers. Texting came as the next generation of mail. GPS came as version 2.0 of road atlases.
Today’s digital world is fast-moving like never before. Under the h […]
Isaac Constans wrote a new post, The Defense Department’s Answers to Data Challenges, on the site GovLoop 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The Defense Department (DoD) is considered a model organization for harnessing data to generate insights and empower employees. During COVID-19, DoD’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) has probed d […]
Isaac Constans wrote a new post, A Public Sector Equalizer: Clear the Way for First-Gen Professionals, on the site GovLoop 2 months ago
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is often the office battleground for larger civil rights struggles. Now, a new fight is afoot, dealing with education and family background.
In the federal workforce, a barrier to […]
Isaac Constans wrote a new post, TIC 3.0: Connecting Agencies to Today’s Technologies, on the site GovLoop 2 months ago
In response to the global need to work from home, we’ve seen many government agencies put a renewed focus on equipping their workforces with modern, mission-critical technologies. Things like zero trust a […]
Isaac Constans wrote a new post, Tips and Tricks for Secure Teleworking During Quarantine, on the site GovLoop 2 months, 1 week ago
When agencies issued telework orders in response to the pandemic, leaders and employees scavenged up work-from-home lists.
Laptop, check. Charger, check. ID card, check.
But amid the rush for essentials, […]
Isaac Constans wrote a new post, Making Data-Driven Decisions With Workforce Management, on the site GovLoop 2 months, 1 week ago
Every government decision can fall under public scrutiny, and that’s why agencies must maximize the services delivered by their workforces while avoiding unnecessary costs. Because of transparency requirements, a […]
Isaac Constans wrote a new post, An Old Agency Learns New Tricks: SBA’s Transformation During COVID-19, on the site GovLoop 2 months, 2 weeks ago
At 67 years old, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has seen a lot – hurricanes, tornadoes and economic downturns. But in its long life of administering economic stimulus programs, SBA had never experienced a […]
In late April, more than 30 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits as the economic fallout of COVID-19 closed workplaces and devastated businesses.
Their rush to already overwhelmed government […]
TIC 3.0 is the latest update to an initiative first designed to consolidate the number of network connections and attach defense and monitoring solutions to the security perimeter.
The new policy reflects the […]
To be in government IT is to be trapped in an endless cycle of clichés. Often, trusted best practices like “start small” are repeated at government conferences like they’re the IT national anthem – and usually, […]
Isaac Constans wrote a new post, Slide Into Our DMs: TSA Welcomes Social Media Traffic, on the site GovLoop 3 months, 3 weeks ago
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele’s 2017 expectation-defying satire, poked fun at a spectrum of stereotypes – not least that of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In the award-winning movie, a certain TSA age […]
The grants process is simple enough on paper, but in practice, it can be difficult for governments to navigate. Many communities don’t have the tools, time or staff to sift through the thousands of grants a […]
Moving to the cloud may be necessary, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy for agencies, which have to train their workforces, undergo lengthy acquisitions and enter into entirely different IT environments.
The tra […]
Families across the country are spending a lot more time together, with telework in full swing and schools shut down. And as Chief Information Officer Dorothy Aronson prepares her employees at the National Science […]
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