City/County Managers: Keep Your Eyes on These 3 KPIs

by Alannah Dragonetti on June 15, 2018

You work tirelessly to manage your district, but is your process working for you? The answer lies within KPIs. Used in organizations across a variety of industries, key performance indicators (KPIs) are quantifiable values that demonstrate how effectively objectives are met. In a local government administration, of course, the objective is to ... READ MORE+

Flashback Friday: The Rise and Fall of Tammany Hall

by Alannah Dragonetti on June 08, 2018

The last year has seen shocking abuses of power in industries from Hollywood to Silicon Valley exposed. Abuse of power may play a role in current events, but it is by no means a contemporary problem. Indeed, local government offers a fascinating historical example. This is the story of notorious New York political machine, Tammany Hall.   READ MORE+

In No Uncertain Terms: The Official GovPilot Glossary

by Alannah Dragonetti on June 01, 2018

Scroll through the reviews displayed on the home page of GovPilot’s website and it’s obvious that clients find our government management software easy to use. How do government employees go from prospect to satisfied customer? Before they adopt our platform, before they even schedule a demonstration, they browse our “Solutions” pages and read our ... READ MORE+

4 GovPilot Processes for a Relaxing Beach Day

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 25, 2018

It’s Memorial Day Weekend—the official start of summer! Snooki, The Situation and crew have returned to the shore and beach bunnies across the country will follow suit, many braving hours of heavy traffic in a hot car to enjoy the sand, surf and souvenir shops in your beach town. Why not give them a sweet summer treat for their troubles?   Give ... READ MORE+

4 Qualities of a Smart City

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 15, 2018

Your city may have a reputation for being pet friendly, green, bohemian, or a great place to raise kids, but does it have a reputation for being smart? Your city’s smart status has nothing to do with its Blue Ribbon School district (although if that’s the case, that is pretty impressive), but the way it uses resources to serve residents and ... READ MORE+

3 Tips to Master the Art of Persuasion or: How to Get Colleagues to Stop Worrying and Love GovPilot

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 11, 2018

“There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share.”— Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, 2007. “Television won’t be able to hold onto any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.” — Darryl Zanuck, executive at 20th Century Fox, 1946. Innovation is ... READ MORE+

Golden State Killer Arrest: An Answer Raises New Questions about Big Data

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 04, 2018

A government software manufacturer dedicated to furthering the responsible application of today’s wealth of information, GovPilot has published blog posts exploring both the light and dark sides of Big Data. A new development in the Golden State Killer case raises questions about the area in between.   READ MORE+

3 Benefits of Volunteering

by Alannah Dragonetti on April 27, 2018

If you’ve been keeping-up with our blog, you know that altruism is a big part of GovPilot’s culture. Our Citizen Leadership process helps clients make altruism a big part of theirs. Available 24/7 on the client’s official website, GovPilot’s digital Citizen Leadership application form makes it quick and convenient for kindhearted residents to ... READ MORE+

4 GovPilot Processes for a Family Friendly Neighborhood

by Alannah Dragonetti on April 20, 2018

Whether you have firsthand knowledge or you’ve watched friends and family members experience it, you know that having a baby is a major life event that inspires parents to rearrange their priorities. The guy who swore he’d only drive a sports car may find himself trading it in for an SUV with room for a stroller. The woman who subsisted on instant ... READ MORE+

Corrupted: The Dark Side of Big Data

by Alannah Dragonetti on April 13, 2018

On April 10th, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, appeared before a joint hearing of the United States Senate judiciary and commerce committees in Washington DC., to clarify how the social networking giant aggregates and applies information on its 2.2 billion users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica controversy. No, Zuckerberg maintained, Facebook ... READ MORE+