Posts Tagged: white house

This is What the Future of Government Innovation Looks Like

Presidential Innovation Fellows with IFE CEO Kathleen Kemper (center) and John Paul Farmer (far right). Photo credit: Kevin Allen The term ‘government innovation’ can seem like an oxymoron. But for a small band of disrupters working at the highest levels of government, innovation is actually the prevailing rule of the day. On Thursday, March 13th,Read… Read more »

State of the Union 2014 at the White House Social: A Remarkable Day

It’s not every day you receive an invitation to the White House. On Tuesday, January 28th, a select group of social media savvy citizens who actively engage with the White House were invited to watch President Obama’s State of the Union live from the White House and live-tweet the address. Around 60 participants were chosenRead… Read more »

Can Data Save Education?

Yesterday the White House, Departments of Education and Treasury, and the GSA hosted an education “datapalooza.” The event highlighted how open data and collaboration across sectors can improve educational opportunities in the United States. The event showcased organizations whose mission is to help students apply for college, obtain the necessary skills to thrive in theRead… Read more »

Federal Government Marks Independence Day on Social Media

As America celebrates the Fourth of July this year, several federal agencies and the White House have released commemorative information via Twitter and other social media, including: & OPM: “The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. FindRead… Read more »

White House sends out furlough notices to almost 500 staffers – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Frequent DorobekINSIDER guest and federal rockstar Linda Cureton is retiring on Wednesday. It is a sad day for government. But before she sails off we wanted to pick her brain on how she had such a successful career? And get her insights on how you can chart a similar journey? ClickRead… Read more »

Are You Presidential? Apply to Presidential Innovation Fellows Program

I’m a big fan of the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program ever since it’s been announced. To me, it’s the way to do government innovation – clear focus, short term projects with quick wins, small focused team, with lots of top cover to rapidly skip any bureaucratic hurdles. We covered it’s announcement last August and theRead… Read more »

Transition Tips: 5 Steps to a Presidential Appointment

If you’ve been around Washington long enough, the following should come as no surprise: if you’re a government civil servant interested in landing a presidential or political appointment in the new Administration, the chances are not in your favor. Nevertheless, anything is possible during a presidential transition and longshots do come in — albeit rarely.Read… Read more »

BYOD @ EEOC: case study featured in official WH guidance

Below is the full text of the EEOC’s case study, part of the official White House guidance on BYOD issued earlier today government-wide as part of the Administration’s new Digital Government Strategy. Also see: “Should feds get reimbursed for BYOD?” “BYOD Pilot: Five Lessons Learned” “BYOD and Beyond” U.S. Equal EmploymentRead… Read more »

GovBytes: Michelle Obama catches the Pinterest bug

Pinterest, with tremendous growth as of late, has made a splash in the world of social media. The photo-sharing website was the fastest website ever to break through 10 million unique visitors, and 40-60 percent of registrants regularly use the service after they’ve created accounts. First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Pinterest The service hasn’t escapedRead… Read more »