govtech

June 25, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Government Roundtable at Cisco Live!

Tomorrow at Cisco Live!, I will be moderating a roundtable discussion featuring four government thought-leaders: Matt Benefiel from the Ninth Circuit Court Florida Rob Fields from the Florida Department of Highway Safety Jorge Pazos from the City of Melrose, Massachusetts; and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Darrin Gibson from the Alabama National Guard During the roundtable, […]

June 25, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Supporting Veterans in Transition to Civilian Life

Within the next five years, more than 1 million armed forces personnel are expected to transition from U.S. military to civilian life. As our veterans return from deployments such as Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them will need new jobs to support their families – and additional training to get those jobs. Unfortunately, our veterans […]

June 19, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Telework Gives FEMA a Helping Hand

For one week this last March, hundreds of thousands of workers from around the world made the commitment to telework. This year’s Telework Week resulted in a 91 percent increase in involvement in 2011, with more than 130,000 total pledges! These record numbers really show the momentum of telework in both the public and private […]

March 21, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Cloud for Local Government Global Blog Series: Connecting “The Last Frontier”…

While Alaska is the largest state, it’s the least densely populated. With local government agencies and departments dispersed across more than 600,000 square miles, creating a reliable and efficient statewide IT infrastructure is no easy feat. When Corey Kos became the state of Alaska’s enterprise architect in 2010, he set out on a mission to […]

February 26, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Extreme Weather Ramps up Need for Federal Teleworking

From super storms to snow storms, the U.S. has experienced its share of extreme winter weather over the past few months – evidenced today by the revelations from my family in #Snowklahoma. The damage left by recent blizzards, Hurricane Sandy and the Nemo Storm has businesses and residents rethinking ways to ensure continuity during severe weather. […]

February 14, 2013

GOVERNMENT

City Turns to Collaboration Solutions to Support Mobility

As we quickly approach Telework Week 2013 in March, I’ve been hearing a lot of discussion around the benefits of telework and the level of growth we have seen over the last few years in the demand for mobility. Mobility is sometimes easier said than done, though, especially when you are a city government looking […]

January 31, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Telehealth Takes Center Stage

As my colleagues just wrapped up participating in the 2-day World Congress Telehealth Executive Summit and are preparing for the 6th Annual Community for Connected Health Summit at HIMSS13, I’ve been thinking even more about telehealth technology and how far it has come since my first exposure to it almost almost thirteen years ago. The […]

January 16, 2013

GOVERNMENT

BYOD & Mobility: Transforming the Public Sector

As we’ve all seen, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) made its way rather quickly into the public sector, and the challenges of implementing within government agencies has been well documented. In order to help agencies face these challenges, GovLoop recently conducted a survey & released “Exploring Bring Your Own Device in the Public Sector”. The report […]

December 17, 2012

GOVERNMENT

Mission Accomplished: Federal Teleworkers Report Higher Satisfaction

Telework has become more prevalent within government agencies, and the latest intelligence from the Office of Personnel Management says employees are pleased! From the environment to the budget, the benefits are far-reaching. But perhaps the most important advantage is to the employees themselves. Teleworkers say they are more engaged and satisfied than their onsite counterparts, […]