Posts Tagged: events

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The Best Government Conferences of 2015

There are so many worthwhile education, learning, and networking events for government employees in 2015. How do you choose? This list of the best government conferences will help you pick the ones that provide the richest professional development opportunities. Since GovLoop’s last roundup of government conferences in 2013, there’s been quite a bit of turnover in events and conferences in the… Read more »

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Jack Dangermond On the Future of GIS

At GovLoop’s recent Esri meetup, we had the privilege of listening to Jack Dangermond, Esri founder, give a presentation and conduct a question and answer session. Dangermond shared his vision for GIS going forward, and how critical it is for government agencies to learn how to connect geography into their workflows and decision-making process. “My… Read more »

Your Next Utility Bill? Cloud Computing

Okay, it’s time to pay the monthly service bills. Water? Check. Power? Check. Cloud computing? Check. The cloud is fundamentally changing our relationship to IT, transforming what used to be characterized by the purchase of expensive hardware and software to a utility-type model of pay-as-you-go consumption. This change is taking place at home – we… Read more »

The FBI’s Digital Journey

Keynote panel of C-level executives at PegaWorld 2014. FBI CFO Richard Haley (2nd from right). Criminals (and auditors) beware: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is transforming itself to be even more effective in the field — and cost-effective at home. “We’re a 106 year old organization,” said FBI Chief Financial Officer Richard Haley. “An… Read more »

BYOD Does Work – and the EEOC Proved It

The undeniable truth is that technology costs money. Even if the net result is a significant cost savings or improved service delivery, the process nearly always begins with digging into the agency’s proverbial pockets to fish out some seed money. Mobile technologies are no exception to this principle. However, through the right set of policies,… Read more »

Mobile is Changing the Nature of Public Service

Dr. David Bray, Chief Information Officer of the FCC, speaking to Wednesday’s crowd. Mobile technology is filled with potential. It has the capacity to radically increase organizational response time, interconnectedness, and access to information. But there’s a flip side: it also has the capability to severely undermine privacy and security measures. The impulse, then, may… Read more »