Posts Tagged: source

The Double Down Strategy of Contract Management Risk

By Mike Ipsaro, PMP, CCE/A In blackjack, there is a strategy known as doubling down, in which players double their bet to get one more card in addition to their two card hand. Doubling down increases players’ chances of winning, just like risk management increases the chances of success during a contract’s lifecycle. Risk isRead… Read more »

open311 Use Cases

Exciting new advancements are taking place in the world of open311, which is a data standard that various applications can be built on. A number of open311-compliant open source and commercial applications allow data to be easily shared and used by each other, such as CRMs, mobile reporting apps, and other web interfaces displaying reportRead… Read more »

Have no fear, Open Source is here!

We’re pleased to see GovLoop’s great report on open source solutions and agencies of the future released this month. OmniStudio, jumped on the open source bandwagon back in 2006, and we’ve long been making the argument that open source websites (especially those built in WordPress and Drupal) can help to lower tech costs, improve functionalityRead… Read more »

Energy CIO, HHS CTO Among Red Hat Symposium Speakers

Red Hat has unveiled a list of keynote speakers for this year’s Red Hat Government Symposium to be held in Washington on Nov. 9. The symposium aims to provide professionals a venue to discuss the impacts and changing role of open source technology, as well as innovations in the field, Red Hat said Friday. “(OpenRead… Read more »

Autopsy Training Scheduled for November 6-7, 2013

Basis Technology is offering an Autopsy training class directly following the Open Source Digital Forensics Conference ( in Chantilly, VA. This is part of an initial push to establish the premier training program for this powerful open source digital forensics tool. For those who have already downloaded and tried Autopsy (and there are over 12,000Read… Read more »

5 Reasons To Start Using Open Source Today

“At some point you reach a tipping point. You do not want to compete for budget dollars, you want to collaborate, that’s where open source comes in.” – Daniel Risacher, Associate Director, Enterprise Services and Integration, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense. In the recent past, coming up with codes and sharingRead… Read more »

How Two Weeks Saved the Gov’t $300 Million: Uncle Sam’s List

Yesterday, GovLoop and WordPress hosted the event, Do More With What You Have: Experience WordPress in Government, highlighting the power of WordPress to modernize and optimize government websites. The event included numerous case studies of websites that use WordPress CMS services, which are robust, scalable and adaptable with numerous plug-ins and add-ons. At the event,Read… Read more »

Marketing, Fundraising, Online Engagement: Tying it all Together

I was struck this weekend by a beautiful metro car ad featuring the Partners in Preservation campaign to support 24 historical places in the DC metro area. My interest was naturally piqued by the combination of historic sites (I love history, worked for a museum) and social media engagement (I may or may not beRead… Read more »

Considerations for the Digital Public Information Officer (PIO)

This topic has come up time and time again here on GovLoop and I felt it was time to revisit the greater discussion involving use of social/new/2.0/3.0/etc technology for the purposes of emergency response, recovery, mitigation, citizen engagement, and so forth through the optic of the PIO. To this end, an entire world-wide group ofRead… Read more »