This blog post is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, Understanding State and Local Government. Download the full guide here. Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 threat research team released its 2015 Application Usage and Threat Report (AUTR) analyzing and correlating data from more than 7,000 organizations over a 12-month period gaining broad visibility into critical trends. Findings showRead… Read more »
Posts Tagged: state and local
Today, 54 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. But what about the other 46 percent? Take Carson Valley, Nevada. Population 40,000. In comparison, Nevada’s two largest counties, Clark County (Las Vegas) and Washoe County (Reno) have populations of 1.9 million and 650,000 residents respectively. In a state of three million people, moreRead… Read more »
This blog post is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, Understanding State and Local Government. Download the full guide here. Wildfires, tornados, snowstorms – when disaster strikes, first responders are the first to rush to the scene. However, making sure the right first responders are in place is imperative to a government’s successful response to a disaster.Read… Read more »
Read some of these great books about state and local government!
This blog post is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, Understanding State and Local Government. Download the full guide here. Teens and young adults are often accused of being addicted to their phones, but they are not alone: 90 percent of Americans own a mobile device with text messaging capabilities. And more than 60 percent own aRead… Read more »
Five steps to improve IT procurement in state government.
This blog post is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, Understanding State and Local Government. Download the full guide here. It’s a simple truth for anybody in government, and the citizens accessing government services: quality of experience matters. Think about it. Citizens want to be able to easily and quickly access information on city services and apply forRead… Read more »
Back in 1967, the Beatles released, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band which featured the song, “With a Little Help From My Friends.” The song could easily be the mantra of the NASCIO Raising the Bar Conference. The annual summit brings together Chief Information Officers from across the country and their deputies. The ability to grow and anticipateRead… Read more »
In the digital era, citizens are not just getting information about government from press releases or even their state’s main website. Now, citizens are connecting to government via apps, dashboards,various websites and social media. All of these content vehicles reach citizens in new and engaging ways. But the reality is that in the quest to… Read more »
“Follow the money,” the now iconic line from the Watergate scandal, urged reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward to follow the money trail to root out government corruption. But, just as Bernstein and Woodward discovered, following the government money trail can be incredibly difficult. The reason? Funds from different programs often overlap or are reportedRead… Read more »