Can Machines Make Local Government Policies More Human?

by Alannah Dragonetti on April 18, 2019

Robots are coming for humans' jobs. That's not a threat, it's a fact. In many cases, they already have. It happens all the time. A new technology is born and an old industry dies. Man vs. machine is very real, but the results of two recent local government initiatives prove that humanity’s relationsip with technology doesn’t have to be ... READ MORE+

4 Local Government Employees Who May Want to Explore GovPilot this Conference Season

by Alannah Dragonetti on April 12, 2019

It’s festival season in the music world. Warmer weather and additional daylight hours are conducive to eating overpriced food truck fare while jamming out to live music.   They may not be rocking flower crowns, but local government employees are out and about this season as well. From the Florida Association of Code Enforcement to the National ... READ MORE+

The One thing Employees Need for Peak Job Performance and Satisfaction

by Alannah Dragonetti on April 05, 2019

Your father’s company may have gifted him with a gold watch at his retirement party. The startup you daughter works at may offer employees snacks and access to a ping pong table. Each generation of managers tries new tactics to keep employees engaged and efficient.Researchers have recently discovered that, although worthwhile, it isn’t work perks ... READ MORE+

4 Celebrities Who Used to Work for the Government

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 29, 2019

Poise. Passion. Thick skin. Many of the requirements for celebrity overlap with the traits required for a career in politics. It’s no wonder that so many stars have expressed interest in entering the 2020 United States presidential race. We’ve all heard of the actor turned activist, but what of the firefighter turned film and television star or ... READ MORE+

3 Ways GovPilot Supports Your Building and Construction Department

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 22, 2019

As a Building and Construction professional, you know the critical importance of proper support. You wouldn’t (and Code Enforcement would never allow you to) build a support beam from subpar or outdated material, so why are you settling for a management system that relies on paper documents or 1980s era software to uphold daily operations? ... READ MORE+

3 Ways to Promote Data Literacy in Your  Local Government

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 15, 2019

We’ve written extensively about the importance of aggregating and tracking data, but what good is all that information if you and other members of your administration don’t optimize it? The first step towards data optimization is data literacy—a skill that a variety of industries place an increasingly high premium on. Indeed, Gartner foresees 80% ... READ MORE+

3 Signs Your Local Government is Stuck in the '80s (and How to Go Back to the Future)

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 08, 2019

With the recent rerelease of Die Hard, news of a Baby-Sitters Club reboot coming to Netflix and the triumphant return of hair barrettes, 1980s nostalgia is at fever pitch.While '80s films, books and looks can still be enjoyed in the present-day, there’s a reason you don’t see people walking around with Gordon Gekko size cellphones. 1980s ... READ MORE+

2 Classic Tracking Devices Undergo a Makeover

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 01, 2019

We are two months into 2019. Automation regulates the climates in our homes, handles the payment of our bills and otherwise brings us closer to the flying car future previous generations may have envisioned.If a time traveler from a bygone era were to observe our daily lives, they may be more surprised at the low-tech practices we still engage in, ... READ MORE+

Flashback Friday: 3 US Presidents Who Leveraged the Latest Technology to Engage with Citizens

by Alannah Dragonetti on February 22, 2019

This week flew by—thanks to most of the United States having off to observe President’s Day on Monday. President’s Day celebrates the February birthdays of  George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, first and sixteenth presidents, respectively. While both men left write-up worthy legacies, this blog post highlights presidents who adopted the latest ... READ MORE+

We are Living in the Golden Age of Grift. Here’s What that Means for Your Local Government.

by Alannah Dragonetti on February 15, 2019

Journalists have declared that we are living in the Golden Age of Grift. Not the most flattering nickname, but what else do you call this?  READ MORE+