We highlight leading educational resources and organizations that effect lasting change and achieve enduring results for those seeking a successful career in the public sector.
Alliance for Innovation
The Alliance for Innovation is an international network of progressive governments and partners committed to transforming local government by accelerating the development and dissemination of innovations. We seek out innovative practices, challenge existing business models, exchange knowledge, and provide products and services that help our members perform at their best. Together with our partners,International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and Arizona State University (ASU), we promote excellence in local government and build a community of practice in local government innovation.…
American Council for Technology & Industry Advisory Council
The American Council for Technology (ACT) – Industry Advisory Council (IAC) is a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to improving government through the application of information technology. ACT-IAC provides an objective, ethical and trusted forum where government and industry exchange information and collaborate on technology issues in the public sector.
Established in 1979, the ACT mission is to assist government in using information technology to improve government operations and serve the public. …
BreakingGov.com is designed to bring government leaders a new blend of analysis, discussion and debate about the innovative ideas at work in the public sector today. Through a combination of original reports, insightful commentary from a wide range of experts, and access to the central hub of this community, BreakingGov delivers fresh insights on the changing business practices and profession – not the politics – of the Federal Government, America’s largest employer and services provider.
California Forward is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to bring government closer to the people and move the state in the right direction – forward. We believe empowered local communities are best equipped to solve their own problems, and there is a critical link between many of the problems that threaten our future and our state government, which has become ineffective, unresponsive, and unable to fix itself.…
CEOs for Cities
Want to Change your City? Start with Great Leaders
Today, a city’s future relies upon engaged organizational leaders from across sectors with a shared agenda and a coherent voice. With more than 250 partners from over 40 cities, CEOs for Cities is a civic innovation lab and network of urban leaders and change agents from diverse sectors, including business, higher education, economic development, cultural and creative sectors, foundations and government- dedicated to building, advancing, and sustaining the next generation of great American cities
Our customers are Civic CEOs. …
Introduction to Challenge.gov
Challenge.gov is an online challenge platform administered by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in partnership with ChallengePost that empowers the U.S. Government and the public to bring the best ideas and top talent to bear on our nation’s most pressing challenges. This platform is the latest milestone in the Administration’s commitment to use prizes and challenges to promote innovation.…
City Mayors Foundation
In this century, metropolitan areas, rather than nation states, will shape the world’s social, cultural, technological and economic agendas. This process will lead to increased competition for human, intellectual and material resources but will also force cities to co-operate with and learn from one another.
The City Mayors Foundation, an international think tank dedicated to urban affairs, consists of professionals working together in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa to promote strong and prosperous cities as well as good local government.…
City of Boston
Boston was first incorporated as a town in 1630, and later as a city in 1822. Although City Government played a major role in Boston’s development, the real spirit lies in the diverse and vibrant neighborhoods of the City. Today, the City is governed by the Mayor and the City Council with the assistance of various departments, agencies and commissions.…
Since 2001, with the launch of our first interactive communication plan, CivicPlus has specialized in building city and county e-government communication system. We do more than design and program websites. We create multifaceted community-engagement tools for interactive communication between elected officials, government employees and citizens.
We understand that the communication needs of municipalities are always changing and growing.…
Connecting the world through virtual engagement & providing a space for the interactive exchange of ideas. Digital diplomacy by the U.S. Department of State.
Creating CONTACT for Virtual Conversations
Our mission is to help create connections between people and provide a virtual space for the interactive exchange of ideas.
CO.NX transcends global geographic and cultural boundaries through over 1,000 live, interactive online programs a year featuring subject experts, opinion-makers, community leaders, and U.S.…
Code for America
Cities are under greater pressure than ever, struggling with budget cuts and outdated technology. Code for America believes that instead of cutting services or raising taxes, cities can leverage the power of the web to become more open and efficient. And we want to help them do it. Here’s how:
Showing What’s Possible
Through Code for America’s fellowship program, we recruit talented web developers, designers, and entrepreneurs into a year of public service and then invite forward-thinking cities to apply to work with them, hand-in-hand, to help them better leverage technology and engage the community.…
Across Deloitte Global Public Sector practices, our shared commitment is to improve public outcomes through a focus on people – students, patients, commuters, business owners, and many others – and the people dedicated to their service. We take the time to think, exploring the complex issues facing the public sector and developing relevant, timely, and sustainable solutions for our clients to use today for a better tomorrow.…
Google Public Policy Blog
Connect into one of the largest blogs with Google’s views on government, policy and politics.
Gov 2.0 Radio
The weekly program format has been running for four years and will soon hit 1.4m downloads. We have featured brief news roundups as well as in-depth interviews with tech leaders, civic innovators and public sector practitioners from federal, State or Local government.
Gov 2.0 Radio has covered events from the US State of the Union to the first Gov 2.0 Camp and the International Space Apps Challenge. …
GovDelivery allows public sector organizations to transform digital communication in order to have true mission impact. The governments that work with GovDelivery can connect and engage with the public in more expansive and more valuable ways than ever before.
GovDelivery 3 e’s circle
GovDelivery’s mission is to help you maximize your direct connections with the public by:
- Increasing your effectiveness by helping you reach more people
- Improving your efficiency by automating complex communications
- Enhancing your organization’s engagement with the public by driving mission value
Our core solution, GovDelivery Digital Communication Management (DCM), helps you develop and manage your email communications, leverage social media channels and reach citizens directly with SMS/text messaging.…
GovFresh, called the “TechCrunch for government,” features public servant innovators, civic entrepreneurs and the ideas and technology changing the way government works.
GovLoop’s mission is simple: connect government to improve government. We aim to inspire public sector professionals to better service by acting as the knowledge network for government.
GovLoop serves more than 60,000 members by helping them to foster collaboration, learn from each other, solve problems and advance in their government careers. The GovLoop community has been widely recognized across the public sector — federal, state local, industry and academia — as a leading site for addressing public sector issues.…
Granicus, Inc. is a privately held corporation in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1999, the company has established a new vision for government and municipalities to provide public information through the Internet.
Granicus, Inc. provides comprehensive solutions for creating, managing and distributing live and on-demand streaming media content to support and enhance public meeting communications, internal training and public education programs for government.…
HowTo.gov is a website to help government workers deliver a better customer experience to citizens. It’s about sharing new ideas, common challenges, lessons learned, and successes across government. HowTo.gov can help you work smarter, whether you’re on the “front lines” of government customer service; you manage a customer service channel; or you support customers through new media, open government, cloud computing, communications, innovation, or in some other way.…
Committed to fostering excellence and innovation in local government, the Knowledge Network is an online community for local government professionals built on the following ideals:
Breadth and depth of content in all facets of local government operations and management.
SOCIAL NETWORKING AND KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
Within an open environment, ability to network and exchange ideas with a worldwide community of experts in local government and topics related to local government.
League of California CIties
Need More Information About Social Media?
As a service to our members, the League has compiled various social media resources. These resources include information on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, relevant news articles, and social media policy examples. In some cases, the League has included examples of how cities are using social media. These examples are not necessarily endorsed or promoted by the League.…
Local Open Government Blog
For over a century, Foster Pepper PLLC has advised Washington local governments on the Federal and State constitutions and the laws affecting government organization and operation. Washington has a long tradition regarding open government. Washington is one of the first states to adopt the appearance of fairness doctrine for the conduct of government officials in public hearings.…
MIT Technology Review
We’re an innovative, digitally oriented global media company whose reach is rapidly expanding.
Our mission is to identify important new technologies—deciphering their practical impact and revealing how they will change our lives.
Founded at MIT in 1899, MIT Technology Review derives its authority from the world’s foremost technology institution and from our editors’ deep technical knowledge, economic realism, and unequaled access to the world’s preeminent innovators.…
My City Mobile App
Our mobile apps make it easy for local government to keep their citizens informed. Our affordable Mobile App solution is perfect for cities, counties, and city and municipal services.
Next Generation of Government
What is NextGen?
The Next Generation of Government Training Summit began in 2010 and has enhanced the working and personal lives of 1,000+ Generation X and Y government employees. The sessions and workshops presented during the two day summit are jam packed with information focused on educating, inspiring and training emerging government leaders to further enhance their day-to-day career and the betterment of government overall.…
Nextgov is the all-day information resource for federal technology decision makers. Through news, analysis and insights from our award-winning journalists and a nationwide community of expert voices, Nextgov provides the first word on technology and government.
Nextgov’s editorial mission is to lead the national discussion about how technology and innovation are transforming the way government agencies serve citizens and perform vital functions.…
Official NYC Social Media Site
Welcome to the official New York City website.
Anything and everything that you need to know is right here.
Social Media Week
Social Media Week is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information.
In just under five years, Social Media Week has become a platform and a community that has grown to more than 100k members in 26 cities around the world.…
StateTech helps state and local government IT leaders evaluate and implement technology to help organizations work better, smarter and at less cost. The publication offers best practices, features, product reviews and case studies from the field.
CDW publishes StateTech, which debuted in November 2001. View our 2013 editorial calendar.…
Who We Are
Texas.gov is a collaborative, public-private partnership between the State of Texas and Texas NICUSA, LLC (TexasOnline). Austin-based Texas NICUSA, LLC is a subsidiary of NIC, the nation’s leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions.
Texas.gov is powered by the TexasOnline team, a group of 100+ professionals that provide Texas government with efficient, cost-effective ways to develop and maintain online services for all Texans.…
The Civic Commons
The Civic Commons is a new way to bring communities together with conversation and emerging technology. We provide the place and tools for citizens to connect with and inform one another and to take action. It’s a bit like a virtual pub or coffee house, where citizens and officials can gather to talk about community issues, brainstorm solutions, coordinate plans — and maybe even have fun and meet new people along the way.…
As the U.S. government’s official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.
We provide trusted, timely, valuable government information and services when and where you want them.
Many people and organizations have had a hand in creating our comprehensive, award-winning portal to government.…
The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006, full text of the Transparency Act , requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) establish a single searchable website, accessible to the public at no cost, which includes for each Federal award:
- the name of the entity receiving the award;
- the amount of the award;
- information on the award including transaction type, funding agency, etc;
- the location of the entity receiving the award; and
- a unique identifier of the entity receiving the award.