A Note on Ransomware: The Biggest Cyber Threat to Local Government

by Alannah Dragonetti on August 17, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia. Davidson and Mecklenburg Counties, in North Carolina. Colorado’s Department of Transportation. Twice. The last few months have seen local governments across the United States fall victim to ransomware attacks. We explain what ransomware is, why your administration is the perfect target and what you can do to protect yourself and ... READ MORE+

The Vanishing Line between Amateur and Expert

by Alannah Dragonetti on August 10, 2018

Time travel. Flying cars. 2018 may not have brought us all of the innovations science fiction writers predicted it would, but modern technology has dramantically evened the playing field. There are full-length feature films recorded on iPhones, teenagers giving medical advice on Instagram (much to doctors’ chagrin) and many other ... READ MORE+

3 Reasons Why Counties Can Count on GovPilot

by Alannah Dragonetti on August 03, 2018

GovPilot proudly counts Jackson County, Mississippi and three of New Jersey’s 21 counties among our clientele. What is it about our government management software that has the nation’s counties clamoring to come onboard? A lot of things, actually. Join us as we count down the top three!   READ MORE+

3 Reasons to Get SaaSSy

by Alannah Dragonetti on July 27, 2018

Sass. In some situations, it’s called for ( sometimes snapping your fingers in a “Z” formation is an act of self-defense) and other times, it’s ill-advised (an argument with your mom). We don’t feel comfortable directing you on when to get sassy. GovPilot is, however, well-equipped to offer advice on when to get SaaSsy, as in, “software as a ... READ MORE+

Want Praise on Yelp? 3 Ways GovPilot can Help!

by Alannah Dragonetti on July 20, 2018

From beating Domino’s to the pothole filling punch to reversing property blight, local government has a lot of things to worry about. Did you know that a bad Yelp! review is one of them? That’s right—it isn’t only restaurant owners who are subject to public scrutiny. Yelp! users review cities from New York (“Awesome city, but too many rats!”, says ... READ MORE+

C U in Court: How 2 Cities are Lowering Crime Rates through Texting

by Alannah Dragonetti on July 13, 2018

“You have an upcoming court date and failure to appear will result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest.” It’s a text message that no one wants to receive, but as cities, New York and Nashville, have recently found, it’s a text message that many need to receive.   READ MORE+

Flashback Friday: The Suspicious Assassination of Louisiana Senator, Huey P. Long, Part 2

by Alannah Dragonetti on July 06, 2018

From a staged moon landing to the unchecked power of the Reptilian Elite, conspiracy theories occupy the space between the known and the unknown. Global and national politics offer no shortage of fuel for theorists’ imaginations, but no state level government matter has stoked the fire as intensely as the 1935 assasination of Lousiana Senator, ... READ MORE+

Flashback Friday: The Suspicious Assassination of Louisiana Senator, Huey P. Long, Part 1

by Alannah Dragonetti on June 29, 2018

From a staged moon landing to the unchecked power of the Reptilian Elite, conspiracy theories occupy the space between the known and the unknown. Global and national politics offer no shortage of fuel for theorists’ imaginations, but no state level government matter has stoked the fire as intensely as the 1935 assasination of Lousiana Senator, ... READ MORE+

Win the Race against Pizza

by Alannah Dragonetti on June 22, 2018

You’ve just purchased a piping hot pizza. Pepperoni. Extra cheese. Just how you like it. You open the passenger’s side door and rest the box on the seat, buckling it in with the care of a first-time parent bringing their newborn home from the hospital. “We’ll be home soon,” you whisper, more to yourself than to the pizza. You dart around the front ... READ MORE+

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+