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By Rishi Vajpeyi, Solutions Consultant Among content management systems—software that enables publishing, editing and modifying content on a website—Drupal continues to be a major player in the public sector space following its widespread adoption by the White House, Small Business Administration, House of Representatives, Department of Energy, and Department of Education, to name just a few customers.  In … Read more

By Richard Fong, Technology Project Manager Nestled in Southern California just south of Joshua Tree National Forest is Coachella Valley, which includes the Salton Sea. With an average annual rainfall of three inches, water is a vital resource. In 1918 the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) was created to “protect and conserve local water sources.” … Read more

Emergency communications is a critical process to get right. It literally is the difference in saving more lives when a disaster strikes. So, what exactly is the one-two punch needed to be truly effective when communicating with the public during emergencies? Maximum outreach plus multichannel distribution. This combination is an absolute necessity for today’s emergency … Read more

By Richard Fong, Technology Project Manager Moderate impact. Low impact. Collision. Cleared. If you travel on highways anywhere, wouldn’t it be nice to have these types of messages delivered to your email or phone so you could anticipate a change in your route and save time? With some cool technology, the Washington State Department of … Read more

Are you relying on Facebook to communicate with the broadest audience possible online? Think again. Just because a citizen, business or stakeholder likes your Facebook page, doesn’t necessarily mean that they will see all of your posts. In fact, according to a recent comScore report, commercial brands that post an average of five to seven times … Read more

By Mike Bernard, Digital Marketing Manager, GovDelivery Yesterday, I attended an outstanding webinar, by my co-worker Richard Fong, about using APIs to improve how the government communicates with the public.He discussed what an API is and why they’re so important to government organizations. Application Programming Interfaces (or APIs) are a hot topic in the government … Read more

If you work in or around Federal government in technology, it’s impossible to have missed the White House’s new strategy for the federal government, Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People. In the White House blog, U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel discussed the strategy as a critical roadmap … Read more

GovDelivery client, Maricopa County Air Quality Department, was recently recognized by the National Association of Counties (NACo) with a 2012 Achievement Award for the County’s Rapid Response Notification System, which alerts residents and stakeholders of a pollution problem and provides on-site response from department inspectors and stakeholders to identify and discourage pollution activity to reduce … Read more

By Richard Fong, Technical Implementation Consultant Tsunami events in 1946 and 1964 devastated Hawaii, Alaska, and the coastlines of Washington, Oregon, and California. The 1946 event started with an earthquake magnitude of 8.1 near Unimak, Alaska. Tsunamis inundated the coast over 100 feet above sea level and destroyed many structures near the Unimak area. The … Read more