Focusing on six words: Helping government do its job better

DorobekINSIDER: What was the story that defined government in 2011?

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As we approach the end of 2011, we start to look back at the year that has been. GovLoop Insights Issue of the Week with Chris Dorobek through December will look at the issues, topics and people that defined 2011 — and that will help define the year ahead. As always, we focus on six words: Helping you do your job better.

And it’s GovLoop, so we want your insights.

This is the initial list off the top of my head. Love to hear your thoughts — or add your own.

Written by cdorobek

November 22, 2011 at 1:15 PM

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  1. Our stunning failure to address the debt issue is far and away the largest issue. It is one that will affect the global economy and color everything else that happens for years to come…

    Bill Piatt

    November 26, 2011 at 12:05 PM

  2. Thanks for the poll. It was hard to pick, that was a good list.

    As a techie at heart, I think mobile and cyber security should always be said in the same breath as cloud computing, since the three concepts are key components of the architecture and are so closely related. But the issues with funding are really key too. So that had to get my vote.

    Next year we might all look back and say “Big Data” solutions, riding on new modern cloud architectures, was the story of 2012.


    Bob Gourley

    November 28, 2011 at 9:48 AM

  3. Bob —
    You’re right — I forgot to add mobile to my list above…
    I also didn’t include the WikiLeaks issue, which seems to have long term ramifications on open government, collaboration, transparency. (I just included open government broadly.)


    November 28, 2011 at 9:53 AM

  4. […] a government shutdown led the list. A related issue — “austerity” — was the story that defined government in 2011 in Chris Dorobek’s poll. I asked people on Govloop, Quora, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ what […]

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