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NSFG - Not Safe for Government

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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Dec 18, 2015

Lauri Stevens is a recovering journalist who has been working with law enforcement for 25 years, with much of that work focused on social media strategy.Stevens is the founder of a consultancy called LaWS, creator of the SMILE conference focused
on Social Media, the Internet and Law Endorsement.

Stevens spoke with regulars Anil Chawla (ArchiveSocial), Dustin Haisler (e.Republic Labs), and Paul Taylor (Govtech) about how the DNA of social media runs completely counter to long established police culture - but police departments need to embrace the medium anyway.  Stevens contends law enforcement can use. and is using, social media to advantage in both its investigative role and community policing efforts.  

Nov 20, 2015

Recorded live at the inaugural GovTech Social Unconference in Austin, Texas, Kristi Wyatt, Communications Director for the City of San and Marcos Jennifer Herber, Public Information Specialist Senior for the Austin Police Department talk with regulars Anil Chawla (ArchiveSocial), Dustin Haisler (e.Republic Labs), and Paul Taylor (Govtech) about social media's role in a dangerous world.

In this episode:

  • civic use of safety checkins during natural and manufactured emergencies, reconciling them across platforms;
  • taking a proactive stance toward hacktivism;
  • staying engaged when your audience takes a brake from social media; and,
  • nuggets harvested by participants in the unconference.
Oct 22, 2015

Forbes calls David A. Bray the most social CIO in the federal government.  Dr. Bray is that and more - an Eisenhower Fellow,  Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University, and  the CIO at the Federal Communications Commission.In a wide ranging discussion with regulars Anil Chawla (ArchiveSocial), Dustin Haisler (e.Republic Labs), and Paul Taylor (Govtech), Bray talks through a number of things he has been learning - about being social,  about being an executive, about careful social listening, and about making change happen.

Sep 22, 2015

The City of Evanston's Luke Stowe join hosts Dustin Haisler (e.Republic Labs), Anil Chalwa (ArchiveSocial), and Paul Taylor (govtech.com) to discuss the headlines and under reported social media stories of the week.

Aug 14, 2015

Recorded in front of a live audience at the California Technology Forum in Sacramento, this episode features the nonprofit Civic Consulting's Jeremy Goldberg and Splunk4Good's Corey Marshall, who previously served in local government in San Jose and San Francisco respectively.  In a wide ranging discussion with regulars Anil Chawla (ArchiveSocial), Dustin Haisler (e.Republic Labs), and Paul Taylor (Govtech), they unpack social media as "just another" data source for government, decode the social messaging of The Donald, and take on the sticky issues of going social - including security and privacy.

Jul 15, 2015

Bill Greeves, Wake County CIO, and co-author of the original social media field guide for government, join GovTech Social regulars Anil, Dustin, and Paul for a wide ranging discussion of doing social media on a shoestring budget, a template for moderating social media contents, and being nimble and responsive during times of significant social change.  The crew manages to work in references to Pluto and stolen peanuts to strategies and tactics for government social media. 

Jun 9, 2015

Public agencies ignore the growth of new social media platforms beyond Facebook, Twitter, and even the big six at their peril.  Luke Stowe, digital services coordinator for the City of Evanston, and Anil Chawla, CEO of Archive Social, provide practical guidance on making smart and sustainable choices.  They also discuss the availability of verified accounts on Twitter and Facebook for state and local agencies, and how to get them.

May 12, 2015

The debut of the GovTech Social podcast marks history, with a recap of the inaugural Government Social Media Conference (GSMCON) in Reno, which convened more than 350 Govies - that is, social media practitioners from state and local government.

Episode includes the big stories from GSMCON, plans for the 2016 conference, and the creation of a companion GSMCON member organization.  Guests include Kristy Dalton, founder, GSMCON; Anil Chawla, founder and CEO, AchiveSocial; and Jason Shueh, Civic Tech wirter for Government Technology.  Co-hosted by Dustin Haisler and Paul Taylor.

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