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A new place to serve

A new place to serve

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Editor’s Note: This is a personal story from one of the veterans in our diverse workforce. A person doesn’t have to look very hard in my family to come across a military veteran. I was raised by a retired Air...
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Open Data Democratizes Innovation

Open Data Democratizes Innovation

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Americans use public data to improve the lives of fellow citizens Data is one of our most important national assets. It informs our policy and our national priorities. But as we have seen time and time again, the most effective way...
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Using Our Experience to Mentor the Next Generation

Using Our Experience to Mentor the Next Generation

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The Great Lakes Region has been active in the ACE Mentoring Program since 2007, mentoring more than 213 students from 2008 to 2016. This year, for six months, staff in our region worked through the program to mentor with high...
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Continuing the Shared Services Momentum

Continuing the Shared Services Momentum

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Recognizing the powerful impact that the government’s internal operations have on service to its citizens, this Administration has made transformation of management practices within the Federal Government a key priority. Sharing and streamlining mission support services such as financial management...
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GSA Open Government Builds Solutions and Gives Voice to Citizens

GSA Open Government Builds Solutions and Gives Voice to Citizens

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Editor‘s Note: The following post originally ran on the DigitalGov blog. Read the original post here. Our work at the General Services Administration encompass many of the pillars of Open Government, from giving a greater voice to citizens to through Public Participation innovations...
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Announcing the U.S. Public Participation Playbook

Announcing the U.S. Public Participation Playbook

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Today, the Administration is proud to launch the first U.S. Public Participation Playbook—a resource built through open collaboration among government, civic partners, small businesses, and the public to help give people a stronger voice in government decision making Identifying best...
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Five Years of Open Data—Making a Difference

Five Years of Open Data—Making a Difference

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In May 2009, Data.gov was an experiment. There were questions: would people use the data? would agencies share the data? and would it make a difference? We’ve all come a long, long way to answering those questions, starting with only...
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Winning solution provides GSA with a tool to help agencies drive cost savings on federal travel

Winning solution provides GSA with a tool to help agencies drive cost savings on federal travel

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On May 9th, GSA announced the winner of its most recent federal prize competition, which asked entrants to develop and submit a tool to help agencies gain key insights and drive cost savings on federal travel. GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service...
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