10 Ingredients Missing in Federal Government Innovation

By Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop Innovation is the hot buzzword.  From local government innovation officers to a deputy CTO in charge of innovation, governments are more and more focused on innovation. But how do you really make innovation happen in government? What are the missing ingredients? I thought I’d take a stab at an answer so… Read more »


Don’t Follow Your Passion

By Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop On a recent trip to the West Coast, I finished an interesting read entitled “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” by Cal Newport. Cal is an interesting character – a recent MIT PhD graduate, he is an assistant professor at Georgetown University in Computer Science.  On the side for… Read more »


13 Tips on Social Media for Public Health

By Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop Last week, I had the honor of speaking about “Social Media and Public Health” at the Michigan Homeland Security Training Conference.  It was a great event with ~3,000 state and local government public health and emergency response leaders (plus Grand Rapids, MI is an awesome town). I thought I’d… Read more »


Top 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts on Reach the Public

I know 2013 started just over a week ago, but it already feels like it’s been weeks since I celebrated the holidays and New Year’s with my family and friends. I think part of this is jumping back into the work day after some time off, but part of it is probably due to the… Read more »


Responsive Design – The Future is Here

If you haven’t heard of Responsive Design yet, you will soon enough. Responsive Design is a new way of dealing with the multitude of devices people are using to view digital content. Responsive Design uses the functionality of CSS3, combined with Unobtrusive JavaScript, to provide an optimal viewing experience across multiple viewing platforms (desktop monitors,… Read more »


Digital Communication Trends for the Government

About a decade ago, Malcolm Gladwell published his bestselling book The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.  In the book, Gladwell says, “the success of any kind of social epidemic is heavily dependent on the involvement of people with a particular and rare set of social gifts.” He categorizes these people… Read more »


Video: Steve Ressler talks social media successes in goverment

Steve Ressler, founder of Govloop, the social network for government employees and professionals, sat down with us to talk about some social media successes in government and how you might be able to replicate that success. Hear what he has to say about government agencies and departments using social media today: Have you seen any… Read more »