NSFG - Not Safe for Government

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NSFG is about applied innovation in state, city, and county government. It focuses on things that may appear to be not safe for government but really only sound dangerous - and can put the good back into public good. Bureaucracies resist the new, different, and disruptive. But the intractable problems and tired old processes of government need them. And citizens expect them.

NSFG's origins can be traced back to the GovTech Social podcast, which focused on the community of Govies - that is, social media practitioners in state and local government - with tips and tricks for going social in public regarding platforms, policy and practices.

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Title: 001 Going Social in Public- GovTech Social

036 Election Special: Save the Ballot

November 4th, 2017

An off year election creates the opportunity to take stock of the state of our civics.  Election day coincides with the release of new analysis on voter… Go to Episode

035: GovTech Team Coverage from NASCIO 2017 in Texas

October 6th, 2017

The ABCs of NASCIO 2017 - analytics, blockchain, and cybersecurity - dominated the conversation against a backdrop of change and speculation.  Is there… Go to Episode

034 Cities' Covenants with Communities Challenged

May 25th, 2017

In a keynote address to Governing’s Government Performance and Innovation Summit, Kevyn Orr - the onetime emergency manager in Detroit, MI - cautioned… Go to Episode

033 Pro Tips from Atlanta GovTech Social Media Academy: Never Post While Laughting

March 27th, 2017

Odelia Bergh from the Peachtree City Police Department (@PTCfirepolice) says sarcasm is helpful in connecting with an audience (and making a point) on… Go to Episode