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Why You Need to Know About Blockchain

April 5, 2017 As a technology once known only as the underlying ledger system for the digital currency Bitcoin, blockchain has emerged to have even greater potential for both private and public organizations well beyond its financial roots. Simply put, blockchain is a type of distributed ledger that can be likened to bookkeeping,...

Agencies Risk Backsliding If They Can’t Institutionalize Innovation

November 1, 2016 This post builds on an earlier post which looked at the future of digital government, by including insights from the “Innovation in the Next Administration” event hosted by Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation on October 6th. The event introduced Georgetown’s...

Digital Services Aren’t Just Nice to Have, They’re Central to Public Service

October 28, 2016 The second anniversary of the US Digital Service last month provides the opportunity to consider the future of digital government. One thing is certain, digital is not simply a side project of the White House, but a booming industry and an expected condition of business. The real question becomes not...

How You Can Use Social Media Analytics to Advance Your Mission

February 26, 2016 The December attack in San Bernardino prompted people to ask whether the government should be more active in using social media data to anticipate violent behavior. Certainly, social data can be highly valuable, but it has limitations, and agencies should be aware of how best to use it. Here are...

Reshaping Government Recruitment

December 17, 2015 The rapid pace of business, coupled with the changing workforce and modern technology have created a new imperative for recruitment. Traditional recruitment methods, such as websites and online applications, are no longer sufficient. Government agencies have to adapt to new recruitment methods to keep pace with these changes and build...

Making Innovation Labs Work

November 18, 2015 Organizations are increasingly embracing innovation labs to leverage new ideas in a practical, actionable way and as a means for moving government forward. The White House recently released its final iteration of the Strategy for American Innovation – a set of policies and initiatives aiming to drive innovation and economic...

Embracing Negative Feedback

October 8, 2015 The immediate access to citizen feedback rendered possible by our digital world presents new and faster means for government organizations to improve their services. While the government recognizes the importance of obtaining public feedback and is beginning to encourage more feedback on their everyday services, the potential for criticism can...