Government Agencies – what does remote collaboration “look like?” – PART I

Probably, the very lowest level of remote collaboration is phone conversation. Thankfully, it seems we have moved on from a time when people needed to hear others’ voices, and, we can imagine, phones were a huge leap forward from a time when face-to-face, in-person presence was required for any meeting or collaboration. Nonetheless, government agencies Read more about Government Agencies – what does remote collaboration “look like?” – PART I[…]

Government Agencies – what have you learned about connectivity to your UNCLASSIFIED networks since the COVID-19 lockdown?

By now, government agencies have surveyed their own agency’s workforce to determine how many employees/contractors DO or DO NOT yet have connectivity to the agency’s internal UNCLASSIFIED networks, the common government networks that offer “safe remote access” to the general government workforce. “Safe remote access,” in this context, means the ability for a general government Read more about Government Agencies – what have you learned about connectivity to your UNCLASSIFIED networks since the COVID-19 lockdown?[…]

Government agencies…how is access and collaboration with your remotely-located content working out for you and your workforce during the COVID crisis?

There is only a fraction of government agencies that can perform full remote access to the mission content of their organizations. This is not simply because there is no shared understanding of an organizational approach to collaboration among the workforce. Nor is it solely because those agencies which DO have collaborative software in place have Read more about Government agencies…how is access and collaboration with your remotely-located content working out for you and your workforce during the COVID crisis?[…]

SOLVED: Automated Government Records Management for Unstructured Content

#usnatarchives The problem of automating government records has actually been solved for years. Enterprise resource management systems (ERMSs) have existed for decades and records management is commonly “baked into” content management inside every modern ERMS. The way these systems track content to records is that content (documents, reporting, analysis, etc.) generated inside of ERMSs is Read more about SOLVED: Automated Government Records Management for Unstructured Content[…]

The Problem with Organizational Change Management (OCM)

I presented at the KMI Institute’s 2019 KM Showcase last week. Fantastic event. (Zach, great conference. Thanks for asking me to present and to speak on the closing panel – (either Zach needed a stooge on stage, or as someone who has seen the inner workings of information and knowledge management within DoD and the Read more about The Problem with Organizational Change Management (OCM)[…]

Government & Commercial Human Resources: Stagnation during the Digital Awakening

In many ways the world is stuck thinking about and making use of “digital things” by equating them and implementing them to things it knew and understood before the dawn of the Digital Age. In terms of KM (Knowledge Management), File Management is a classic example of one of those “digital things”. With little understanding Read more about Government & Commercial Human Resources: Stagnation during the Digital Awakening[…]

I’m a CIO in the cloud era…what do I do now?

“Most of everything I saw and learned over the course of my career has been swallowed by the cloud!” “Who am I now?” The traditional role of CIOs and the organizational infrastructure beneath has collapsed. The cloud “raptures” all the communications and electronics equipment responsibilities and cloud service provisions to the cloud service provider, relieving Read more about I’m a CIO in the cloud era…what do I do now?[…]

GovKM.com – Which Government Information Needs Management?

It was rightly brought to my attention that’s it’s incorrect for this blog to assert that “ALL” government knowledge, information, and data (KI&D) is in need of knowledge management discipline. Apologies for not clarifying. General government knowledge, information, and data (better named “Government Business KI&D”) is the thematic subject of this blog’s articles. Government business KI&D is the knowledge, information, Read more about GovKM.com – Which Government Information Needs Management?[…]

GovKM.com – So, how can government knowledge be controlled?

Taking control of all organizational government knowledge, information and data (KI&D) has rarely been attempted possibly because of negative absolutes that surround it: Information can’t be controlled; Managing information is the users’ job and they don’t know what they’re doing; The cost of getting it straight is prohibitive. These are complete fallacies. Information can be controlled, Read more about GovKM.com – So, how can government knowledge be controlled?[…]