Posts Tagged: 30 Innovations that Mattered

Gov Dabbles in IoT

2014 was a year where the Internet of Things and interconnected devices exploded on to the government scene. Seriously. There are now far more device (2-1) connected to the Internet than there are people. In GovLoop’s new guide, 30 Innovations that Mattered in 2014, we discovered that agencies were just beginning to dip their toes… Read more »

Hacking the Hacker

Cybersecurity is an ever-evolving field. Attackers are constantly changing their strategies and methods of hacking, and it’s a never-ending race for cybersecurity experts to keep up and keep data safe. We explored some of these cyber challenges in GovLoop’s new guide, 30 Innovations that Mattered in 2014. In the guide we talked with Intel Security… Read more »

Internet of Things Trailblazers in 2014

It’s easy to find ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) has affected private and consumer-facing enterprises — you probably have heard of the Nest thermostat or fitness devices that can monitor your movements, location, and workouts throughout the day. But the effect of the Internet of Things on the public sector and government is… Read more »

Technology Trendsetters Busting Through Risk Aversion

In the fast-paced world of technology, government often is the ham in the sandwich – one slice of bread is technological innovation and the other is budget restrictions and risk aversion. Finding balance between these opposing drives is an uphill battle, but many government agencies continue to step up to the challenge. 2014 marked another… Read more »

Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus

Back in the late 1890s, Dr. Philip O’Hanlon was asked by his eight-year-old daughter, Virginia O’Hanlon whether Santa Claus really existed. According to the New York Times, O’Hanlon suggested she write to The Sun, a prominent New York City newspaper at the time, assuring her that “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” He unwittingly gave… Read more »

Efficiency Implementors in 2014

As January 1 draws near, rankings and recaps of this year’s accomplishments will be published with fervor. You have probably already read innumerable lists that tout government achievements—things like building smarter cities, implementing novel technology, and finding new ways to engage citizens—in 2014. Understandably, big innovations receive big attention. Yet other accomplishments, particularly those where a traditional process is… Read more »