Posts Tagged: services

G2G (Gov to Gov) – Sharing Public Services and What Makes It Work

The concept of public agencies delivering services to one another is nothing new, but doesn’t happen as often as it could. Policy wonks, the media, elected officials, and agency managers all agree the concept makes sense: One public organization does something well, and shares that expertise with another public agency, at a cost that provides… Read more »

Talking Open Data, Big Data, and Cloud – Ajay Budhraja

There is a big push on Open Data initiatives since this enables organizations to share data with partners and also build new innovative solutions. Open data maximizes value creation built on structured and unstructured data. Open Data initiatives should be based on technologies that can collect and cleanse data in a standardized manner so that… Read more »

From a Truck Stop to a Home: How to Facilitate Community Connectedness

Government agencies partner with local residents to solve community problems, design new projects, coordinate beautification efforts, and keep lines of communication open. As a longtime city employee, I have worked on many community “outreach” or “engagement” projects over the years. One conversation I had with a resident had a profound impact on my work perspective…. Read more »

Power Tools of Government

What are the major levers for driving changes in government agencies? Traditional tools are statutory changes, budgetary controls, and executive orders. But one that seasoned government executives will use to drive change is control over delegations of authority. A recent report by the Partnership for Public Service on how several federal agencies created shared service… Read more »

William Noonan: Legislative Action Needed to Bolster Consumer Data Protection

William Noonan, the U.S. Secret Service’s head of cyber investigations, has urged Congress to require businesses to notify consumers and law enforcement agencies in the event of a data breach, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian writes that Noonan appeared at a House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit hearing Wednesday. “While there… Read more »

Healthcare.gov to Undergo Network Security Test

The Department of Health and Human Services will test the federal health insurance marketplace website for network security in a simulated cybersecurity attack, Nextgov reported Monday. Aliya Sternstein writes hospitals, insurers and the HHS will try to communicate and share data with the government during the simulation test. Kevin Charest, HHS chief information security officer,… Read more »

The 4-1-1 to IPv6

Republished from Mary Davie’s blog, Great Government through Technology Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) year-end FY14 deadlines are fast approaching for the federal government. If you haven’t started, now is a good time to consider how far we’ve come and what we have left to do to complete IPv6 transition. The CIO Council’s IPv6 guidance… Read more »

Bryan Sivak Issues Call for Health IT Innovators

The Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with health information technology not-for-profit organization Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society to search for a candidate to help develop future advances in healthcare IT. HHS and HIMSS are looking for an Innovator In Residence that will work to create framework for patient data matching as… Read more »

GSA Issues Call to Landowners for New FBI HQ Location Ideas

The General Services Administration is looking for a new location that would function as a consolidated headquarters for the FBI. Landowners in the District of Columbia and neighboring counties have been asked to submit proposals for the new site and GSA will accept submissions through Dec. 17. “GSA seeks to identify sites that would be… Read more »