Highlighted Site of the Week – GovLoop Goodies - State and Federal Communications

March 25, 2011  •  

Highlighted Site of the Week – GovLoop Goodies

Last September we highlighted GovLoop.com and talked about some great Gov 2.0 features they offer like the lists of government social media contacts and their many discussion groups. I find myself taking in a quick scan of their network almost daily, and I am always delighted by the new and powerful Gov 2.0 things they offer. So today we highlight GovLoop.com revisited.

Here is a grab bag of GovLoop pages where you could lose a few hours exploring and come away smarter for it. (It sure beats losing a few hours playing Angry Birds!)

Mobile Apps for Gov’t lists 36 mobile phone apps by the name of the app, the organization behind it, and the smart phone platform that can use it. Among the apps listed, you will find the White House, iCongress, FDA recalls, FBI Most Wanted, Library of Congress, and state portals like California, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

Are you new to government contracting and procurement? GovLoop has a Terms Every Government Contractor Must Know list.

Are you doing a story on Open Government? GovLoop has 358 programs listed on its List of Open Government Projects.

Here is a fun one: GovLoop’s Infographics featuring an interactive map revealing Federal Employment by State. California, Virginia, and Texas appear to top that list.

And the last one is a personal favorite of mine. The AwesomeGov Fund page features the “social good” efforts of government workers:

“GovLoop, the premier social network for government, brings the ‘awesomeness’ to the next level by tying in philanthropy with government 2.0 through the AwesomeGov Fund.”

According to the site, the AwesomeGov Fund has raised $11,039 for causes like Dreams for Kids, Adventures for the Cure, CampusGov scholarships, and other noble projects. Bravo.

Enjoy your spring weekend!

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