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Data is a four-letter word that has great power in its potential to unlock significant value for government communities. By applying advanced analytics to proprietary knowledge, government agencies are harnessing the power of information to make things better for everyone. Open data is accessible public data that people, companies, and organizations can use to launch new …
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On October 14, less than two short weeks from now, one of the largest gatherings of federal communicators will descend upon the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington D.C. for GovDelivery’s 8th Annual Communications Summit. Looking to uncover the mystery of how individual agencies can harness data to influence change and get people to act, the …
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GovDelivery’s 8th Annual Federal Communications Summit is just around the corner.  On Oct. 14 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C., hundreds of government communicators and technologists will gather to exchange ideas, network, and learn how Federal agency employees can leverage the power of data for positive, influential change for the communities they serve. And we couldn’t …
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By John Simpson, Engagement Consultant at GovDelivery There are a few basic components that anyone can leverage when beginning to develop the framework for their digital engagement strategy or evaluate an existing one. This blog series will go into each of these basics reviewed in our webinar on Stakeholder Engagement in Federal Government to provide …
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By John Simpson, Engagement Consultant at GovDelivery There are a few basic components that anyone can leverage when beginning to develop the framework for their digital engagement strategy or evaluate an existing one. This blog post is part of a larger series tied to our recent webinar on Stakeholder Engagement in Federal Government. If you …
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By John Simpson, Engagement Consultant If you missed our earlier post, check out part one of our digital engagement blog series. This blog series will go into each of these basics reviewed in our webinar  on Stakeholder Engagement in Federal Government to provide some next steps you can take  to improve your agency’s digital engagement …
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Despite being responsible, hard-working adults, we all get hit by the procrastination bug every now and then—particularly when the weather is warm and we’d rather be eating barbecue in the backyard than sitting behind a computer. If you’ve been considering nominating your organization for our annual Outreach and Impact Awards but haven’t yet gotten around to …
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In 2009, the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) had to face an unsettling fact: when it came to generating stakeholder engagement, the old way of doing things just wasn’t going to cut it anymore. After conducting research, DOI realized that despite being a federal agency with a huge stakeholder base and a wealth of important …
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At this year’s annual Digital Communications Tour stop in Washington DC, officials from three government agencies presented to hundreds of their peers on the latest innovations in digital communications in federal government. Below is a snapshot of part of the panel session with Alan Levy, Chief Web Officer at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) …
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