Posts Tagged: guide

Digital Innovation for Your Original Mission

This case study is excerpted from our latest free guide, The Future of Digital Public Services. For the full case study, and many more like it that explore how digital services can transform your agency, download the guide here. As with many public-sector agencies, the Agriculture Department’s National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is looking forRead… Read more »

Unlocking the 3 Powers of Digital Public Service

According to the White House’s fiscal year 2015 budget document, the federal government’s IT spending will be cut by $2.4 billion. State and local level cuts reflect an even sharper decrease in IT and support service budgets. Contrast that to IT spending in the private sector, which is predicted to increase by nearly 4 percentRead… Read more »

5 Facts About Mobility Services That Government Employees Need to Know Now

The results are in: public employees will not be separated from their mobile devices. GovLoop recently conducted a survey of 169 public sector employees to uncover trends in mobile device use, and the results are eye-opening: 88% reported that they use a smartphone to access agency networks (for e-mail, internal systems, or file sharing) 40%Read… Read more »

The Best Types of Content for Virtual Events and Training

Nearly everything is offered virtually nowadays. Virtual trainings, courses, career fairs, conferences and even concerts are happening across the globe, redefining how people engage in learning, recreation and job-related activities. Virtual events are also gaining traction in the public sector due to a “perfect storm” of overlapping factors, such as extended travel restrictions, greater publicRead… Read more »

Big Data in 5 Steps: Lessons from Shawn Kingsberry, CIO of RATB

Big data is a big task. Of the many agencies dealing with massive amounts of data is the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB). As an independent agency within the federal government, RATB is focused on providing extensive transparency insights to federal programs as well as preventing waste, fraud and abuse of Recovery Act funds.Read… Read more »

Big Data Vocabulary: Datafication

Last Friday, the Office of eDiplomacy within the State Department’s Bureau of Information Resource Management held its [email protected] conference on the theme of Moneyball Diplomacy. The event centered on how emerging tools and practices in data analysis can add a valuable quantitative lens to approaches in U.S. foreign development and policy. My favorite speaker wasRead… Read more »

Big Data Insights from Indiana CIO: Paul Baltzell

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Paul Baltzell, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Indiana. Baltzell and I talked through some of the challenges and lessons learned while implementing a big data initiative at the state level. Like most public sector entities, the State of Indiana has just started to explore big data opportunities.Read… Read more »

Big Data Analysis: An Art and Science – Nate Silver Named Most Creative in Business

Creative was certainly not the adjective I would have used to describe my undergraduate introductory course in statistical methods. Perhaps I should have paid closer attention in class, as data analysis and interpretation have since taken on creative new forms. Every year, Fast Company puts out a list of the 100 Most Creative People inRead… Read more »