Government agencies are embracing social media, using Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to inform and interact with the public. Take a look at the best examples of social networking in government.
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The White House has for the last three years held an annual crowdsourcing competition called the SAVE Award, which lets federal employees submit ideas on how the government can save money and also allows them to vote on those ideas. The initiative has led to more than 19,000 ideas posted last year. After the effort is over, the administration doles out annual awards for the best ideas. Among the finalists last year were a plea to stop printing paper copes of the Social Security Administration's quarterly internal magazine, which is also available online.
Time to Reconsider Enterprise Email StrategyCost, time, and risk. It's the demand trifecta vying for the attention of both technology professionals and attorneys charged with balancing the expectations of their clients and business units with the hard reality of the current financial and regulatory climate. Sometimes, organizations assume high levels of risk as a result of their inability to meet the costs involved in data protection. In other instances, it's time that's of the essence, as with a data breach.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.