Posts Tagged: cabinet

Is Government’s ‘Cloud First’ policy more like ‘Cloud When?’ – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: More than 20 million people each week sit down to watch Sheldon Cooper and his group of brainiacs search for answers to life’s most challenging puzzles on the Big Bang Theory. Those big brains are just what the government needs to stay on the front lines of research and innovation. But… Read more »

Nominee for Labor Secretary Gets One Step Closer – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: In 2010 the General Services Administration launched Challenge.gov. The idea was simple the site would house agency contests and competitions together in one place. But no one could have predicted the success. We check with GSA’s Sheila Campbell and Karen Trembol. Click here for the full recap. The SEVEN stories that… Read more »

Shakeups In the Obama Cabinet – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Citizen engagement means a lot more than fixing potholes. So what is it? We get insights from Accela CEO Maury Blackman. He also tells us about the civic cloud. The SEVEN stories that impact your life The Obama administration is proposing a significant budget cut next year for information technology modernization… Read more »

What Does It Take to Lead a State Agency?

By Associate Consultant Tess Mullen, MPA ‘13 This week, Fels Research & Consulting is releasing its latest Promising Practices report: “What It Takes to Lead State Agencies: Promising Practices for State Cabinet Secretaries.” Based on in-depth interviews with more than 24 current and former cabinet secretaries nationwide, this new report explores seven core competencies that… Read more »

Changing the government IT landscape with CloudStore

On Sunday, February 19, the Government Procurement Service officially launched CloudStore for UK central government and local authorities. The UK government first proposed the G-Cloud initiative over two years ago with the goal of bringing a wider range of cloud suppliers to the public sector while increasing the flexibility of procurement contracts. The programme wanted… Read more »

FOSE 2011, plus ECM’s Benefits To Your Agency

Last week as I walked the exhibition hall at FOSE 2011, I was amazed at how much innovation is aimed at making our United States Government (the greatest in the world) even better. I had some great conversations with government employees, consultants, and vendors who are trying hard to make agencies more efficient, more effective-in… Read more »

White House Hosts National Export Initiative Event

A fellow member of the San Diego & Imperial District Export Council participated in the July 7 event hosted by President Obama, held to promote our National Export Initiative. Kim Benson is an international business leader based in San Diego and is also appointed to the Industry Trade Advisory Center, a unique private-public partnership that… Read more »

National Export Initiative: Boon for US Exporters

President Obama’s State of the Union address last month yielded a windfall for those companies who earn their way in foreign trade, and for those federal agencies who support their cause. The goals of our new National Export Initiative include doubling American exports over the next five years and supporting up to two million jobs… Read more »

The Difference

With today’s message, and the appointment of General Shinseki as VA Secretary, the differing views of government and governing are again made apparent. Shinseki said it all when he left in 2003: “You must love those you lead before you can be an effective leader,” he said. “You can certainly command without that sense of… Read more »