Check out this report to learn how digitization enables public safety organizations by personalizing user experience, connecting communities and streamlining critical processes.
In this industry perspective, GovLoop partnered with OSIsoft to learn more about the PI System and how it’s helped their government partners deliver greater operational improvements and breakthroughs that ultimately lead to comprehensive enterprise transformation.
Today, IT modernization in government is a must. It’s important to deliver the necessary levels of security, functionality and efficiency to help government employees in their roles. Use this In Brief to get quickly caught up on what your agency needs to know.
Government installations – large-scale and complex government facilities – need to focus on becoming smart and taking advantage of technology to make better decisions and be more efficient.
In this guide, we will take an in-depth look at the challenges and risks associated with health IT, and explore ways that the government is addressing them.
In this industry perspective, GovLoop, NetApp, a leader in flash storage solutions, and its value-added reseller partner, ThunderCat Technology, will discuss ways in which federal agencies can optimize their data centers.
Beth Meyers, Chief Nurse Executive, and Joel Rydbeck, Director of Healthcare Technology and Strategy at Infor, sat down to discuss tactics for federal agencies to consider with GovLoop. They said the answer lies in applying an integrated suite of tools that makes the most of the existing data, processes and systems of individual healthcare organizations.
Information technology (IT) modernization is one of the hottest topics across government today. IT modernization has revolutionized efficiency, convenience and effectiveness for all users. That’s why agencies within federal, state and local government are eager to take advantage of all that modernization efforts can offer. Frankly, IT modernization for government is a must. Modernization is… Read more »
For federal agencies, today’s data explosion comes with a huge and complicated mandate: Gather data, store it efficiently and, above all, protect it. But how? Between budgets in flux, lagging legacy IT systems and the widely discussed and ongoing IT brain drain, the odds often seem stacked against federal IT teams. But data waits for… Read more »
In September 2016, GovLoop and Apptio conducted a survey of 295 public-sector employees to gain insight into how federal agency IT managers are reporting out and communicating issues around FITARA improvements and IT investments.
Read through our infographic to see where, according to a GovLoop survey of 250 public sector employees, government is struggling in communicating IT costs; how an approach called Technology Business Management (TBM) can change that; and how these eorts can help agencies meet FITARA mandates.
Government agencies are facing a tipping point, where the currently accepted business practices will no longer keep up. Agencies faced with defaulting on their organizations’ goals will need to adapt new data management procedures to protect their budgets and their human capital.
To understand more about the use, perception and adoption of flash storage in government, GovLoop partnered with NetApp, a leader in public-sector data storage, to survey 156 public-sector employees about their storage needs and challenges.
The heartbeat of any organization can be summed up in one word: people. It isn’t the technology or automated processes that many agencies have come to rely on over the years. The truth is, when organizations hire good people, the technology takes care of itself. People provide overall direction and vision for an organization, ensure… Read more »
This guide serves as an overview of critical infrastructure in government today – what it is, why it matters, how each sector works, and what you as a government employee need to know about it. We’ve included overviews of the 16 sectors that make up critical infrastructure in government as a whole, and delve into… Read more »
This pocket guide from GovLoop will look at content security practices in the public sector, why it matters, government rules and regulations related to digital data and its security and current challenges in this area. We’ll also provide tips and tricks that you can apply to help make content at your agency more secure today… Read more »
To help the public sector understand how it can modernize its workforce management, Salesforce, a leading customer success cloud platform company, partnered with GovLoop for this industry perspective.
The use of high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructures at federal agencies is growing rapidly. To successfully adopt this technology, the public sector must understand the similarities and differences between HPC and traditional IT infrastructure.
Learn about the convergence of IT systems and how it can improve government operations.
By taking this course, you’ll be enrolled in six lessons about the basics of data storage, its functionality, and solutions. We will explore the differences between various types of storage and how those differences can impact users.
In this course, you will learn how your agency can make the most of video data and the importance of having a long-term data management solution to store and retrieve this complex video data.
LexisNexis’ public-sector solutions can change the way a government organization’s workflow runs.
Learn about the changing health care landscape, what it means for government agencies and how to apply lessons learned to your own telehealth program implementation.
Information governance provides agencies with the analytical tools needed to move beyond a “store everything” mentality to a strategic data management plan, helping you keep your data organized and usable.
A converged infrastructure (CI) solution allows network administrators to have more flexibility in how their system is maintained and can enable admins to be more proactive in solving day-today issues, allowing them more time for long-term tasks.
As technology evolves, so does the IT infrastructure. One of the hottest trends in data center architecture is hyperconverged infrastructure, a means of reducing data center footprint and costs while boosting operational efficiency. By taking this course, you’ll be enrolled in five lessons that will help you understand how hyperconvergence consolidates IT infrastructure – essentially… Read more »
Learn how to ensure a secure, reliable, and agile connection on your agency’s networks by understanding SD-WAN.
GovLoop partnered with Red Hat, a global leader in open source technologies, to shed some light on open source and how it can solve many agencies’ problems with storage and data sharing.
Check out this new report to to explore what the workplace of the future is and how your agency can achieve it.
In this industry perspective, GovLoop and Splunk look at how government organizations can bridge the gap between IT operations and security to better meet agency mission and serve citizens.
This GovLoop guide is meant to help you better understand these key issues by taking your six most-asked questions about the Internet of Things and answering them throughout the guide.
This GovLoop guide, in collaboration with Splunk, will explore the challenges facing the public sector and how big data can help solve some of these problems. It will also explain how Splunk can support all public sector agency missions from cybersecurity to compliance and more by leveraging machine data.
Federal agencies are adopting virtualization to meet demands for optimizing performance, but legacy data storage creates bottlenecks that can undermine the benefits promised by virtual applications.
According to the World Health Organization, 25 percent of adults worldwide report having been physically abused as children. Better tools are needed to prevent incidents of abuse and neglect and to improve the overall child welfare system. Cognitive computing provides a powerful set of tools that can help child welfare organizations address many of the… Read more »
The printer should be included in your agency’s overall security policy and compliance.
Technology solutions can help agencies better identify and reduce fraud, waste and abuse in the public sector. Increasingly, agencies are turning to Esri’s geospatial technology — maps, analysis and geoenrichment — to address blind spots that allow these improper activities to go unnoticed.
Flash storage can play a critical role for the public sector in making high performance storage I/O achievable and affordable.
It is especially difficult for public agencies to innovate and meet their unique missions as successfully and efficiently as possible. But application modernization is not an impossible feat.
By taking this course, you will be enrolled in six different lessons exploring software-defined networking. We’ll discuss what they are, how they work, and – most importantly – why they matter. We will also examine when SDN might be right for your organization.
Billions more could be saved, the report states, if agencies consolidated more federal data centers, better planned their cloud-based computing solutions, imposed stronger investment oversight of information technology operations and maintenance, and better managed their IT investment portfolios.
ITaaS means running IT more like a business and improving IT production for business consumption. It’s the meeting place of the IT and business departments at agencies.
There are few things we do in our professional and personal lives today that aren’t supported by technology. We have devices and apps that track our appointments, our health and our happiness. At work, routine tasks are becoming automated, and government is working to adopt more modern technology to support its employees and the citizens… Read more »
This Industry Perspective will assess these challenges and offer insights into how existing solutions and technologies can help agencies address advanced persistent threats effectively.
Replacing outdated infrastructure with modern secure technology not only reduces security risks but also improves efficiency, productivity and service delivery in our digitized world.
This GovLoop guide looks at the current state of government health IT, innovations and how government is driving the adoption of IT in health care
The federal government is spending over $80 billion per year on its information technology (IT), but estimates say as much as $20 billion of this is wasted through poorly managed acquisition and implementation. Enter FITARA. The goal of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), enacted on December 19, 2014, is to mitigate this problem… Read more »
This is the GovLoop Academy course, Apps 101, where you will learn why applications matter and how your agency can best utilize them. By taking this course, you will be enrolled in six lessons about different types of applications, why they are important to citizens and government employees, how they work, challenges to application delivery,… Read more »
Federal agencies are increasingly reliant on software applications to meet their varied missions. But as their IT environments become more complex with the advent of cloud services, virtualization and mobile devices, the challenge of managing and optimizing application performance is likewise more complex. This challenge is aggravated by the fact that agencies typically employ monitoring… Read more »
Check out this new report to learn how proper authentications can help keep your systems secure and your employees productive.
For this research brief, we will examine how public sector professionals perceive the challenges and needs that exist in the fraud arena and then explore approaches to address those.
Multimodal technologies can help your agency solve the paradox of achieving both stability and agility. And there are solutions available to help your agency manage the transition from legacy to newer, agile technologies.
Today, nine out of 10 Americans own a mobile phone. Of that group, more than 65 percent own a smartphone. And these days it seems like you can do everything on that smartphone. Everything from email to banking to dinner reservations can be done with the swipe of a finger. And now those smartphones are… Read more »
Far from a passing phase or silver bullet, ITaaS is a strategic and proven business model that is already changing the way government agencies access and utilize IT.
Today, public sector IT must quickly deploy and run new applications (both within and atop their networks) to deliver results—all without disrupting their mission. Enter software-defined networking.
We’ve all been there: You’re in the middle of a virtual meeting, and all of a sudden the audio gets choppy or — even worse — you’re dropped from the meeting entirely. It usually takes a minute for you to regain your bearings, reconnect to the meeting and try to dive back into the discussion…. Read more »
Using the Life Cycle concept, this playbook will lay out the specific, actionable steps decision-makers can take to identify and prioritize their communication needs and, by using new interoperability solutions, knit together a true unified communications network.
Open source platforms improve cloud technology, help to end vendor lock-in and maximize efficiency.
Read about the creation of an intelligence community cloud that relies on open standards and open source software so agencies are free to rapidly share, integrate and innovate as needed.
Better understand the changing needs of government printing, how to overcome current challenges in the field and more with this new research brief.
Think of all the applications agencies use to communicate with the workforce, respond to citizen requests, and carry out daily operations. It’s critical that those applications are readily available and maintained without disrupting the mission. Government IT organizations must ensure their enterprise networks can support those applications and cater to evolving agency requirements. The challenge… Read more »
The public sector is facing the challenge of the massive growth of unstructured data — especially where and how to best store it so that it’s accessible and usable and retains its value.
Learn how reducing IT sprawl will help you, no matter who you are, with our new infographic.
In this resource, we focus on income data and how it affects the public sector’s ability to administer means-tested programs; explain why income data is difficult to assess but critical to do properly; showcase solutions to verify demographic data and prevent fraud; and discuss other unique tools to help battle program errors and fraud.
In this annual end-of-year list issue, GovLoop analyzed the best public-sector innovations across 10 categories.
Although every information technology infrastructure is designed differently to meet different mission needs, each system shares common components. Networking, storage, and compute are the building blocks of any information system. But how these building blocks are managed to support mission-critical agency functions is changing rapidly. As your agency moves into the 21st century and operations… Read more »
The Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a governmentwide program that provides a standardized approach for assessing the security of cloud products and services, authorizing them for government use and continuously monitoring the long-term security of those cloud solutions. Here’s why FedRAMP needs to be on your radar:
Continuing to deliver services with reduced resources, doing more with less, is a fact of life for government IT leaders. The federal government’s information technology spending budget was cut by $2.4 billion in 2015 while state and local governments also suffered decreases in IT and support service budgets. Contrast that to IT spending in the… Read more »
As an information technology (IT) professional, you spend significant time purchasing, managing, upgrading and administering IT services. Often, these responsibilities are time-consuming and pull you away from fulfilling the most important mission-critical objectives at your agency. That’s why many IT departments have looked to the cloud to transform their operations. An Oracle white paper reports… Read more »
It’s undeniable that cloud computing has changed the way that government does business. With the cloud, agencies are now able to gain new efficiencies, quickly deploy IT services, and transform their operations. Everything from HR, financial reporting, and government transparency have benefited from cloud deployments. Along with considerations on the proper deployment model like hybrid,… Read more »
On all levels of government, public sector agencies are looking to the cloud to re-imagine their business processes and power new innovations. Through effective cloud deployment and management, organizations can reduce costs, deploy services with agility, and identify new ways to accomplish the complex missions of the public sector. With the cloud, organizations have gained… Read more »
In 1928, while running for office for the first time, former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neil (D-Mass.) uttered the now iconic line, “All politics is local.” Almost 90 years later the phrase still rings true — not just for politicians, but for civilian government employees as well. State and local government workers are on… Read more »
A city manager’s job is continuous and complex. Whether it’s zoning, new construction, taxation or disaster planning, citizens depend on their city manager to understand their community, past and present, in great detail to prepare for future needs. In an environment of decreasing budgets and limited resources, geospatial technologies are an invaluable resource for better… Read more »
The movement of applications to the cloud and increasing cyber threats mean that government IT departments need to re-evaluate their network infrastructure. These trends are driving the need to scale bandwidth, increase network flexibility and increase network security. However, these initiatives require funding and unfortunately, government IT budgets are not able to keep up. President… Read more »
Some of you out there may be wondering: What is the Internet of Things? Simply put, IoT is a series of devices connected to one another via the Internet — and these devices can talk to you, via the information you enter or sensors that you wear and operate. And most of it is automated,… Read more »
Let’s get one thing right straight out of the gate — no matter that it sounds like a futuristic buzzword, the Internet of Things (IoT) is not a new concept. “Home automation has existed for about 40 years,” said Dr. Joseph Ronzio, Health System Specialist and Special Assistant to the Chief Health Technology Officer at… Read more »
Most of us don’t think twice before powering up navigation apps, weather apps and other nifty resources on our mobile devices. Apps such as Zillow and Trulia put housing market data at our fingertips, and the travel search engine KAYAK has made shopping for flights, hotels and rental cars that much easier. Besides the ease… Read more »
In the public sector, programs can run slowly and inefficiently. The government’s information technology systems are growing more outmoded while the public’s expectations about technology, speed and delivery are rising. As the private sector pushes IT boundaries and experiments with improved services, the public sector faces challenges of regulations and constrained financial resources. Additionally, unlike… Read more »
The battlefield is changing for American forces. It is larger, now spanning cyberspace and even outerspace, and it is more crowded with new, aggressive actors including non-state terror groups and solo hackers. In order to maintain control of this increasingly expansive and diverse threat environment, the Department of Defense must transform its organization, its people, and its strategies. And… Read more »
Smart communities are able to leverage technology to improve the quality of life for citizens. GIS plays a critical role in this, as it empowers leaders to visualize, question, analyze, and interpret organizational data to better understand relationships and trends in their community. In a 2013 NACo study, participants noted their top nine public service… Read more »
It’s not news that the health of today’s population is at a precarious junction. We are experiencing an epidemic of unprecedented proportions in terms of poor nutrition and physical inactivity across the globe. In fact, the youth of today may, on average, live less healthy and possibly even shorter lives than their parents. Improving the… Read more »
In 2015, we still talk about wars that started in the early 2000s, manage tense state relations first established during the Cold War, and leverage weapon systems built to combat the Axis powers. But don’t be fooled. The mission and tactics of the Department of Defense are changing — and fast. In his first letter… Read more »
Conversations about cloud computing are a lot different today than they were four years ago. Back then, definitions for this new business model varied, and some people questioned if cloud solutions could ever be as secure as the government’s internal hosting environments. Additionally, agencies were coming to grips with the implications of infor- mation technology-as-a-service… Read more »
Today, nearly every agency, department, and government sector uses cloud computing. Some use it to build more robust IT infrastructures and replace legacy systems, while others use scalable software services to increase the agility of their platforms. Of course, others also use cloud to cut costs and even increase IT security. Cloud is quickly becoming the IT backbone of government… Read more »
Today, everybody from government information technology officials to the president are talking about cloud computing, a technology that is revolutionizing the way federal, state and local governments operate. Whether they use public clouds, private clouds or a hybrid of the two, govies agree on one thing: Cloud is the way of the future. But that’s… Read more »
The past decade has brought a new era to government — and more importantly, to government information technology. Organizations, in the face of fewer resources and more budget cuts, have looked to transform their IT departments into efficient, flexible enterprises that can respond faster to the needs of policymakers, organizations and constituents while reducing IT… Read more »
Every day, government agencies grapple with new data challenges. Constrained resources and increased workloads require organizations to become more efficient in how they acquire, store, use, and analyze data. Transparency initiatives mandate agencies to provide access to data sets in open, machine-readable data formats. The public expects a new level of service in which data… Read more »
In our interconnected and highly-globalized world, agencies must deploy emerging technology to improve service delivery and connect employees to data anywhere, anytime. But as trends like cloud, virtualization, telework and mobile continue to gain traction in government, cybersecurity cannot be an afterthought: it’s mission critical. And now, more than ever before, mitigating the impacts of… Read more »
The terms “open” and “government” traditionally have been mutually exclusive. But that’s started to change. Today public officials at the federal, state and local levels recognize that to truly be a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, they can’t operate in a closed, siloed environment. As officials search for ways… Read more »
In the 1700s and 1800s, one-room schoolhouses were the norm. Students of varying ages and learning levels would sit together to be instructed by their teacher. A freshman in high school could share a desk with a fourth-grader. Being mostly rural, many schools had no water or sanitation. They used melting snow for water in… Read more »
You might assume the biggest barrier to effective government digital services is the acquisition and deployment of complex technology. In reality, technology is the easy part. The true barrier to digital innovation is culture. Risk aversion, misperceptions about process, hierarchical management structures, and divergent priorities prevent many projects from being executed in the agile, collaborative… Read more »
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, Aristotle said, long before the Digital Age was a possibility. And yet his observation applies today perhaps more than ever. The proliferation not only of technological devices, but also their capabilities and interconnection holds new levels of promise for improving the lives of people all… Read more »
Imagine a government in which IT systems connect citizens to services, data moves easily among agencies and public-sector employees, and information is truly open and accessible. A government with systems like these would better serve its citizens, be more efficient, and free agencies to focus more on agency mission. Information technology administrators are getting close… Read more »
Doctors are using iPads to record information instead of scribbling notes on a paper pad. Nurses are browsing through electronic medical records instead of file drawers. Hospitals are adopting the cloud to store patient data so that it’s accessible to care providers anytime, anywhere. The entire field of health care has been completely transformed by… Read more »
Big data has transformed the way government operates. With the complexity of data that government collects, stores and manages, they no longer can wait to adopt big data solutions, but they must deploy the right data infrastructure. Due to increasing citizen demands, agencies are required to think about data in new and innovative ways. That’s… Read more »
Thinking about going paperless? Our infographic below highlights 10 benefits of going paperless. It’s no secret that paper-based processes power government services. But going paperless is now more important than ever before. Not only will it make you more efficient and effective, but constituents are demanding it. Explore our infographic below to learn about the… Read more »
Most government agencies have already invested in cloud solutions to strengthen their IT infrastructure and better serve their mission. But are they getting the most out of these new platforms, software, and servers? Unfortunately, the answer is probably not. While cloud is saving costs in some places, these solutions are also adding complexity to government… Read more »
Standing between the federal government and improved delivery of services is the data skills gap. Federal managers worry that prospective employees entering the job market lack the analytical skills, statistical competencies and technical proficiency needed to understand the federal government’s large and complex datasets. The data skills gap comes at a time when federal government… Read more »
In December of 2012 the Department of Defense (DoD) developed the Joint Information Environment (JIE) framework. JIE is an ambitious multi-year effort designed to realign, restructure and modernize the Department’s information technology networks. The JIE framework will change the way DoD networks are constructed, operated and defended. Since JIE is not a program of record,… Read more »
In GovLoop’s latest guide, we’ve uncovered 15 success stories at the state and local levels. These examples showcase some big challenges to government — and how to overcome them.
Centrally managing data has long been a goal for IT managers. Now, with emerging technology and improvements to the way data can be stored and hosted, centrally managing data is finally a reality for organizations. As such, more and more agencies have been adopting an architecture – known as the enterprise data hub (EDH) –… Read more »
Public sector agencies at all levels are beginning to understand the enormous effect of data. With the click of a mouse, it is now possible to view the central role that data plays in government work, from the Census’s data visualization tools to data.gov, which houses over one hundred thousand unique government datasets for public… Read more »
For years, data advocates have championed open data initiatives to create more efficient government and economic opportunities. They argued that through open data, government could support emerging markets rather than create additional expensive public programs. And as our most recent GovLoop guide shows, that vision is coming to life. Take the case of Trulia, an online… Read more »
The big data tide is rising — and global data is growing at a near-exponential rate. Did you know that by the year 2020, the digital universe will grow by a factor of 300, from 130 exabytes in 2005 to 40,000 exabytes? Despite this torrent, government agencies are ready and willing to dive into the… Read more »
As IT administrators and chief information officers, you face a particular challenge: facilitate the ability for your agency to work remotely, while reducing costs, protecting your data and assuring compliance. Your employees need flexibility in the way they work, as well as the ability to connect to resources anywhere, anytime. Thanks to advances in technology,… Read more »
Public-sector organizations at all levels are rapidly moving into the era of digital government. From the White House Digital Government Strategy to digital curriculum in public school classrooms, there seems to be a near-universal consensus that we can achieve more with fewer resources through better use of technology.
The world of cybersecurity is immense. The jargon surrounding the subject is nearly as varied. Here are a few examples: There’s malware, damage, espionage, regulation, education, viruses, advanced persistent threats, partners, reputation insider threats – and that’s just a small sample. Adding to this complexity is a common disconnect between technology experts within the organization,… Read more »
In a GovLoop survey of 800 public-sector and industry employees, 49 percent said they had never heard of IoT, while 16 percent said that they “had heard of it and were not sure what it means, but want to learn more.” About a third — 35 percent — said they were aware of the phrase… Read more »
Today, cloud computing offers government the opportunity to re-imagine how services are delivered. But a word to the wise: not all cloud platforms are created equal. Cloud solutions depend on both solving the right organizational problems and selecting the right kind of cloud offering. By doing so, you can enable your agency to fundamentally change… Read more »
Big data has revolutionized the way government agencies store, manage and collect data. Agencies can no longer rely on stable and structured data as a means to meet mission need. The way citizens engage with government has evolved, and the kinds of data processing services available have changed. Today, agencies must be able to quickly… Read more »
Part of our “Innovations That Matter” series, which explores how organizations are maximizing the latest technologies and solutions to transform their organizations, this report will teach you how to identify, customize and build your business case for cloud solutions.
This industry perspective tells the remarkable story of collaboration and technology that kept tourist and residents safe during the Super Bowl, including the technology solutions provided by Esri and PenBay that were deployed during Super Bowl XLVIII. We also feature interviews with: Deputy Commissioner Joel Golub, Chief Information Officer, FDNY Captain Steven Pollackov, FDNY GIS… Read more »
In today’s world, it’s imperative that government protects our critical infrastructure to preserve our physical and economic security. To do so, cyber professionals must obtain real-time visibility of networks, improve ability to mitigate known flaws and decrease security risks by reducing their vulnerabilities. That’s why the CDM program is so important. The program enables agencies to decrease… Read more »
It’s hard to believe that, just a few years ago, most government employees could only access email from their primary desktop computers. Even those with the ability to access their enterprise e-mail accounts from other devices could only view new messages; archives were stored locally on their desktops. Now it is possible to check email… Read more »
With cloud, mobile and GIS, governments are finding a way to use technology to build resilient communities.
GovLoop surveyed 255 government employees about new trends in citizen engagement, asking them about topics such as budgets and new initiatives for citizen engagement. We also asked how they define citizen engagement – and got 255 different answers.
Elected officials face the constant challenge of describing complex and intricate policies to constituents. In turn, constituents want to know answers to important questions, such as: how is a policy going to affect our community? How is legislation helping to bring economic development to our district? Has funding been used wisely? For the myriad of… Read more »
This report is part of GovLoop’s “Innovations That Matter Series,” in which we explore how organizations are maximizing the latest technologies and solutions to transform their organizations. We’ve spoken with thought leaders in government and industry to pinpoint the best practices for securely adopting mobile technology. Our research particularly explores the value and benefits of… Read more »
In today’s digital world, no organization is immune from cybersecurity threats. Whether it’s Target, LivingSocial, the Federal Reserve or any other public-facing institution, every organization is at risk of having its data and infrastructure compromised. For security professionals today, being secure isn’t just about thwarting attacks – it’s also being prepared to react once you… Read more »
GovLoop, in partnership with RSA and Four Points, conducted a survey of 204 public sector professionals exploring how to create an effective Continuity of Operations (COOP) program. The findings from the survey are highlighted in our executive research brief. The research brief provides an overview of COOP in the public sector.
This report is part of GovLoop’s “Innovations That Matter Series,” in which we explore top innovations that truly matter and how to make them stick in your agency. We’ll explore how organizations are using big data technologies and solutions to transform their organizations.
Government agencies are routinely looking to open source as a secure and viable solution. Open source gives you the opportunity to resolve problems more quickly and efficiently than with proprietary software, making it a more secure solution.
GIS has the power to visualize complex data, helping decision makers fully understand an issue to make improved decisions. The ability to map authoritative data allows policy makers to have an improved discourse on legislative issues, and understand the impact that policy decisions may have.
This GovLoop and Oracle executive research brief provides you with the unique opportunity to learn how to reinvent your agency through cloud computing.
GovLoop is pleased to produce this most recent guide in its “Agency of the Future” series, this time turning our attention to the important matter of mobile security.
Many agencies find themselves in a precarious position, having employees that need to access classified information AND have access to web search tools at the same time.
Federal IT professionals are faced with providing secure technology solutions in a quickly changing IT landscape. In this infographic, we explore the Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security (ES) tablet, powered by the dual core Intel® Atom™ processor Z2760.
In GovLoop’s latest industry perspective, iFuture: The Internet of Everything Has Arrived in Government, we looked at how the IoE has transformed the way government operates.
In this Industry Perspective, we discuss how visualizing data using mapping technology delivers unique insights to your agency.
Today engineering feats the Romans could only dream of result in new types of highways – digital ones. You can now transport information, computing power, tools and services quickly and efficiently, radically changing the way your agency does business. Powering this digital highway is the cloud, and it is reimagining the way your organization operates.
With this industry perspective, you will begin your journey to explore how effective management of your building’s data creates new insights for your organization. This allows you to listen to what your building is telling you.
The end of the year means two things: setting unrealistic New Year’s resolutions and endless retrospectives. While we can’t force you to put down the cake and pick up a carrot, we can help you to do your job better by highlighting some of the biggest and best innovations to come out of government in… Read more »
Today we are excited to release our latest infographic on Big Data. Our call to you is that now is the time to take Big Data to the next level. We all know Big Data holds great potential for government, but agencies are currently challenged on how to manage the volume, velocity and variety of… Read more »
As your agency continues to adopt new and innovative technologies, you must take the proper steps to secure information. Since information networks are becoming increasingly complex and connected, there are more opportunities for information to become compromised.
A new paradigm – the shared economy – has emerged and reshaped business practices, governments and our private lives. This shared economy has affected society in dozens of ways: We share bikes, cars, nannies, skills and even our homes.
Desiring to look deeper into the impact of big data on transportation services, we reached out to Dante Ricci, the director of strategy and innovation at SAP Public Services. In GovLoop’s latest industry perspective, we share Ricci’s valuable insights and explore case studies that demonstrate the extent to which big data is changing transportation in… Read more »
It’s so important for you to know that on April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will end support for Microsoft XP. For government agencies, this means they need to make a swift transition to Windows 7 or Windows 8. This is essential to keep systems secure and protect IT systems. Failure to upgrade will lead to more… Read more »
GovLoop interviewed Jerry Johnston, Geographic Information Officer, CIO’s Office, Department of Interior about the GeoPlatform.gov story and the value of sharing geospatial information with a larger audience. Geoplatform.gov is a “one-stop shop” for integrated, federal data via maps.
GovLoop interviewed Bryan Sivak, CTO, Department of Health and Human Services about his work with healthdata.gov and open data. Over the last few years, government agencies have worked to “open up their data.” This means that their datasets can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone.
This report provides an overview of the current cybersecurity landscape and the ‘need to know’ cyber information for government professionals.
Federal IT professionals are faced with providing secure technology solutions in a quickly changing IT landscape. In this industry perspective, we explore the Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security (ES) tablet, powered by the dual core Intel® Atom™ processor Z2760.
Cyber threats are rising rapidly and government needs an alternative, secure solution to the present operating environment where multiple machines are required for multiple types of information. This Industry Perspective explains the robust, unparalleled advantages of SecureView, a low-cost, MILS (Multiple Independent Levels of Security) workstation with accredited cross-domain security developed in close collaboration between… Read more »
Our latest guide, The Mapping Revolution: Incorporating Geographic Information Systems in Government, features case studies and best practices from the Census Bureau, Geoplatform.gov and United States Department of Agriculture and insights from Esri President, Jack Dangermond.
The City on the Hill metaphor has been used in politics, literature and religion as a means to inspire people to build a city which other communities look to emulate. As public servants, we are constantly yearning to create this City. Government institutions on the path to creating the City on the Hill have not… Read more »
In today’s fiscal climate, government agencies are making strategic IT investment decisions to spur efficiencies and innovation to meet growing agency demand. Specifically, agencies are deploying thin client solutions as part of their IT investments since they allow government workers to access information from anywhere on virtual desktops.
With the growth of the web, social media and technologies, providing seamless, consistent, and responsive customer service requires multiple channels of engagement. The GovLoop and Oracle report elaborates on how government agencies can integrate multichannel communication to improve customer service.
Government IT leaders and knowledge workers are faced with the task to make smarter decisions at faster speeds and with fewer resources. As the government IT landscape continues to change, agencies must focus on human-centric IT solutions to improve their business functions. This means crafting IT systems that connect people to process to transform service… Read more »
With government conferences being cut and training getting trimmed, GovLoop is proud to present a new guide titled, “Building Better Conferences and Training: The Value of Virtual Events in Government,” which we created in tandem with the new Government Virtual Engagements Community of Practice.
Analytics has transformed the way public safety organizations fight crime and keep our communities safe. Today, GovLoop and IBM have released a new report, Smarter Cities: Public Safety in the Digital Age, which explores how new analytical approaches has re-imagined the way the public sector protects communities. As governments are faced with shrinking budgets and… Read more »
One of the most exciting trends in government is mobility. With the flood of consumer devices entering the workplace, the public sector has looked at ways to implement mobile to improve communications strategies, cut costs, increase employee productivity, and transform collaboration across government agencies.
Government is in the midst of a transformation. As government is collecting, managing, and storing increasing volumes of data, agencies are challenged to find actionable insights from the tsunami of data they are collecting. With the explosion of data from social media, online transactions, and internal systems, government has more opportunities than ever before to… Read more »
The consumerization of IT is a trend that is not being taken lightly within government. With the speed at which technology changes, new devices, strategies and technologies have emerged in the workplace. Consider this, a computer in the early 1970s was a device that could fill an entire office.
Through qualitative and quantitative analysis, this report will highlight the common challenges, best practices and pertinent issues surrounding big data. Transforming Your Agency Through Big Data includes a survey from 215 public sector professionals, and interviews with government and industry thought leaders.
In this guide, we share 7 examples where government is improving access to services and information along the spectrum of citizen engagement: ‘must do’, ‘should do’ and ‘can do’ moments.
As agencies begin to deploy cloud computing, mobile and big initiatives, it’s important to realize that emerging technology is essential to meet growing public sector demand. Yet, emerging technology may also expose agencies to increased risks. This infographic puts cyber security in focus, showing current trends in cyber security at the federal level, adoption of… Read more »
A few weeks ago, we asked, “Have any government social media activities led to really obvious results?” As you browse the guide below, we hope you’ll quickly learn that the answer is “yes.” This guide highlights bright spots of social media experimentation in government – activities that have led to clear outcomes and mission-related impact… Read more »
I’ve learned a lot over the last seven years as a full-time teleworking employee – both as a manager and as a member of geographically-dispersed project teams. One of the biggest lessons is that telework forces both managers and team members to hone their communication skills and think more intentionally about the way they get… Read more »
Recently GovLoop caught up with Harvey Simon, Geospatial Intelligence Officer, EPA and Kshemendra Paul, Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment at Esri’s Federal GIS Conference. Be sure to check out the videos below to learn more about geoplatform.gov, the National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding and how they both are using GIS technology.
Throughout the ages, technology has played an essential role for government to craft a better society for citizens. In the Roman Empire, the aqueducts revolutionized services provided to Roman citizens. Leveraging gravity alone, the Romans were able to transform communities, providing water to distant cities and towns, and create an engineering marvel that would lead… Read more »
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software is transforming the public sector. In a time when resources are shrinking, and demand is increasing for government services, ECM allows employees to be more efficient and productive, focusing on high-value and mission centric tasks.
GovLoop’s latest report,Unlocking the Power of Government Analytics, provides an overview of government analytics, identifies leading case studies, and integrates the results of a recent GovLoop survey from 280 members of the GovLoop community. Further, this report provides ten steps to leverage analytics within a government agency.
The Identity Ecosystem steering group, which seeks to provide a marketplace with multiple identity providers that issue trusted credentials, has 1100 individuals and 450 companies and federal agencies participating. They chose five organizations to pilot identity solutions. Below are the agencies and what they are doing to reduce cyber crime and identity theft.
In today’s digital landscape, leaders are looking to technology solutions to enable an increasingly mobile workforce and to create an environment that allows employees to work anywhere, anytime and on any device. Recently, I spoke with Michael Rau, Vice President and CTO, Borderless Network Architecture at Cisco. Michael Rau’s expert insights identifies that the unified… Read more »
For IT professionals, there is an opportunity for government IT to be instrumental in creating a modern, agile, and efficient government agency. However, IT professionals have great responsibility to support agency-wide success and meet federally mandated initiatives. With the launch of Windows 8, government agencies are even better positioned to be more agile, mobile and… Read more »
From the Digital Government Strategy’s release to our space program landing a rover on Mars, there is a lot to be proud of when it comes to the past year’s tech innovations in government. Across the country, we have changed how government uses technology to improve the everyday lives of Americans. Agencies have pushed to… Read more »
Today, technology is a critical component to transform and modernize government to truly create a 21st century government. For our year-end report, the GovLoop team set out to explore what technology trends shaped 2012 to help agencies meet organizational goals. The report also includes best practices, case studies, and identifies which trends will shape government… Read more »
Today at GovLoop we are announcing the release of an interactive infographic that shows the power of GIS in our daily lives. GIS continues to play an important role in our daily lives, and is transforming the way decision makers arrive and make informed decisions to improve citizen lives across the country. If you are a… Read more »
GovLoop has just released our latest research study, Exploring Bring Your Own Device in the Public Sector. The report highlights the challenges for implementing a Bring Your Own Device initiative; best practices, and provides insights from industry and government experts related to BYOD. Specifically, the report includes: Survey from 103 members of the GovLoop community… Read more »
Over the last few years, many government organizations have made the switch to the cloud, including GSA, the Department of Interior, the states of Maryland and Utah and cities of Orlando and Pittsburgh. One of the most recent organizations to transition to the cloud is the U.S Holocaust Museum, and they did it all in… Read more »
In the era of doing more with less, GIS technology has emerged as a way to reduce costs, improve decision-making, and increase communication between teammates, and the public. To showcase some of the great ways agencies are using GIS, Esri and GovLoop put together a series of videos that you can view below. In these… Read more »
Today, GovLoop is announcing the release of our latest report, Identifying the Promise of GIS for Government. The GovLoop report focuses on best practices, case studies and identifies innovative uses of GIS technology in government. Also, be sure to visit the guide landing page for upcoming posts, and quick access to many GIS resources that… Read more »
For centuries, government organizations have been collecting data from a variety of sources, and using the collected data to inform their decision-making. With the boom in non-traditional forms of data such as social media, video, digital photographs and email, government agencies are now challenged how to best collect, manage, and drive decisions from data. Today,… Read more »
The technology landscape has changed immensely in the past 10 years, and the Federal IT spending has changed right along with it. Many of the technologies that we enjoy both in our government and civilian lives did not even exist in 2001, and the rate of advancement of new tools and toys in the world… Read more »
GovLoop is proud to announce our latest guide, The GovLoop Guide: Navigating the Digital Government Roadmap. Technological advancements have enabled government to improve how services are delivered to citizens. This guide focuses on the technology that has enabled government to increase productivity, improve performance and innovate proactively. Throughout this report, we highlight the top… Read more »
Last month, I shared my experiences at the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) “Kids Day” event. The event was a wonderful and inspiring event to attend. Kids Day is an annual special event that is part of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Each year a day is set aside to introduce children with disabilities to… Read more »
Government communications professionals have always felt the pressures of publishing public news and information as quickly as possible. With the boom in social media, communications has become an even more critical function of government. Public relations officers are now faced with an expectation of being open 24/7/365 to deliver real-time information to citizens. As more… Read more »
There is a promised land for government organizations – one where citizens pay attention to public agencies’ information and pass it along to others, spreading the word for all to hear. Although there are many paths to the promised land, your journey will likely pass through Twitter. But the roads can be treacherous. You can… Read more »
For public sector employees venturing out onto Twitter, finding out who’s who can be confusing and frustrating. While there are untold numbers of individuals and organizations sharing valuable information and contributing to a healthy flow of information, there are also oodles of people just trying to make a buck – usually at your expense. This… Read more »
We’ve got a great Open Gov story (and tool) for you! Last year, former Deputy CTO for Open Government Beth Noveck reached out to GovLoop Founder Steve Ressler about leveraging the energy of community members to complete a gargantuan task: read through all of the Open Government Plans and compile a list of the hundreds… Read more »
GovLoop is set to roll out several new features and resources in 2011. With this post, I am pleased to announce the first of what we hope will be a series of helpful guides designed to assist you in navigating various aspects of government. Our first guide – the 2011 MPA Guide – was created… Read more »