Generating more #FedBuzz with @GovLoop


This weekly blog pinpoints huge happenings in the world of Federal government contracting. Check out more on our Twitter account: @RIVA_Solutions. And search our new hashtag, #FedBuzz, for daily updates and join the conversation! Weekly, we, here at RIVA Solutions, like to spotlight government agencies that are leading the way as part of the new social government. We profile the agencies, their public affairs officers, new media directors, web mavens and other gov communicators who give form to the messages that the agencies want to convey. Are you ready to learn about this week’s agency? Read on!

GovLoop’s mission is simple: connect government to improve government. We aim to inspire public sector professionals to better service by acting as the knowledge network for government. – GovLoop

GovLoop serves more than 50,000 members of the government and government contracting community. GovLoop helps the community by providing a space that fosters collaboration; where individuals can learn from each other, solve problems and advance in their government careers. GovLoop sounds like an excellent resource for some crowd sourcing!

The GovLoop community has been widely recognized across the public sector — federal, state local, industry and academia — as a leading site for addressing public sector issues and now here!

GovLoop works with top industry partners, including Google, HP, Microsoft and IBM to provide resources and tools, such as guides, infographics, online training and educational events, for public sector professionals. GovLoop also promotes public service success stories in popular news sources like the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Government Technology, and other industry publications. – GovLoop

What makes GovLoop so popular is that it is an endless resource for people in and around the government. GovLoop provides training on several topics including Government 2.0, Open Government, Social Media, and Telework. You can register for upcoming online training or view past trainings on our Resources page.

GovLoop features GovLoop Insights,  a special website designed for busy government executives, funneling all of the core government news sources into one destination on the web. A flagship feature of the site will be podcast interviews with government leaders, news makers and industry experts. This section of the website is also home to the DorobekInsider, which is a weekly post that finds an  issue — a person — an idea — then helped define the past 7-days or is also called GovLoop Insights 

Issue of the Week with Chris Dorobek…  And, “focus on six words: helping you do your job better.”

Dorobek via social networks:

If these weren’t enough, there is also is more than datasets – it’s a repository of best practices information, including sample social media policies, examples of mobile websites and apps, a comprehensive list of government associations and much, much more.

Learn more about the GovLoop resources such as GovGigs and GovLoop Directory by visiting Frequently Asked Questions.  Visit GovLoop now to get started!

GovLoop was founded by Steve Ressler in 2008, as a federal employee searching for answers to common government problems. His passion for improving public service as a third generation federal employee drove him to create what has become GovLoop.

Mr. Ressler is a 3rd generation public sector leader and spent 6 years in roles at Social Security Administration, Department of Education, Department of Homeland Security Inspector General, and DHS Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.  He has won the 2010 GovTech Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers Award, the 2007 and 2009 Federal 100 Award, and the 2009 AFCEA Bethesda Social Media Award. Additionally, he has been featured in many publications and conferences including the Washington Post, Harvard Kennedy School, World Economic Forum, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Huffington Post, and RIVA Solutions “7 Twitter Must Follows,” among others.

Mr. Ressler is also the co-founder of Young Government Leaders (YGL), a professional organization of over 2,000 government employees across the U.S.

Read more about Mr. Ressler at

Ressler via social networks:

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