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It’s easy to say “let’s go digital” but another matter to get organizational buy-in, especially when you work at an agency that has used the same paper-based processes for decades.
California is the king of innovation, from the earliest ventures in filmmaking to today’s Silicon Valley technologies. So it’s not surprising that California has been at the vanguard of cybersecurity, being the first state to enact a breach data notification law in 2003.
Learning professionals in government should not let a treasure like the library go to waste.
With an increasingly mobile American population, most U.S. federal government agencies have launched mobile-optimized “responsive” versions of their official websites for citizens. A smaller number of agencies have taken the extra step to develop specialized apps for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, and most of those apps are aimed to consumers / citizens.
In a previous blog we discussed three key factors that participants in the Brookings Executive Education (BEE) Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) felt helped them face challenges in the workplace. After a few inquiries we decided to continue that discussion with BEE Executive Director Mary Ellen Joyce, PhD. After five years of WLN, Joyce has heard… Read more »
Internal customer surveys are a good way to find out how support services are functioning, and they can yield valuable insights that promote innovation, help retain talent, increase job satisfaction and encourage continuous improvement. They can also increase the overall performance of the government, because an organization that cares about its employees’ opinions and acts… Read more »
Any fan of crime drama TV shows can tell you that serial murderers tend to have specific modus operandi’s (MO’s, as the detectives refer to them) – meaning they operate systematically, within a pattern. How better to look at patterns and cycles than with data? In fighting crime, using data analytics to examine information on… Read more »
“Mine! Mine! Mine!” Despite my parents consistently emphasizing the importance of sharing, when it came to my Legos or other favorite toys, sharing wasn’t such a simple task. But as time went on, I got better at sharing and saw the benefits (and lack of scoldings) that it generated. The ability to share is an… Read more »
When I first heard about PublicStuff partnering with the Staten Island Borough President’s Office, to be perfectly frank, my first question was “Why? How is this different from 311?” And so continued my education about navigating the services provided by New York.