Central data offices across government are outnumbered in staff, time and budget. Here’s what they’re trying to do about it.
Posts Tagged: Boston
The regulation of short term rentals, as well as other industries that have arisen out of the sharing economy, has presented a unique challenge to cities across the globe.
Traditionally, city planning is a sort of members-only club that rarely involves the public. By purposefully getting the word out and engaging citizens at every step, Boston is changing that convention.
The Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement was established in 2014. Only two years later, it’s already made significant process towards its goals of increasing women’s representation inside City Hall and within the city-at-large. In a recent interview, the Office’s Executive Director Megan Costello discussed how they’ve managed to so rapidly grow and become an impactfulRead… Read more »
GovLoop hosted its State and Local Tech Trends Virtual Training, an all-day, virtual event with 5 different training webinars and resources to help state and local govies do their job better. Be sure to read the other recaps here. Instead of keeping integral data in a folder on the desk, what if there was aRead… Read more »
Achieving real change, especially around gender issues, requires strong and dedicated leadership. Megan Costello, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement in Boston, said she is lucky enough to have that support. “I am honored to work for a mayor that is so committed to gender equity and equity within the workplace inRead… Read more »
It was the the tweet heard around the country: “CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody” The first official announcement that law enforcement agencies had concluded their manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev didn’t come at a press conference. ItRead… Read more »
“Last week was a very dark week for the country, you had what happened in Boston, West Texas and the ricin letters sent to politicians here in DC. But in the midst of those tragedies there was a bright spot and that was the work of the public servants,” said Tom Fox. Fox is theRead… Read more »
The Boston bombings terror is finally over. Now it’s time to address some vexing questions about how and why this national tragedy occurred in the post-9/11 era of the Patriot Act and Big Brother. To wit: Why was the national intelligence community completely unaware of this terrorist plot? Is it possible this insidious act couldRead… Read more »
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: We are on day 47 of the dreaded sequester and the new budget realities are starting to sink in for many agencies. More than half of the federal workforce will be hit with some for of furloughs. So how do you keep your team motivated? And how do you keep upRead… Read more »