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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.

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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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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Episodes

040 EXTRA Matt Madlock on Life Hacks and Entrepreneurship

11/16/2017
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Guest: Matt Madlock, Entrepreneur, Activist That genius at the Apple store may be the one to help solve intractable problems in your community. That is the trajectory our next-generation guest is on in Nashville, TN. Matt Madlock started fixing smartphones and other consumer electronics while in high school, a business that he ran and grew through college. He graduated Magna Cum Laude earlier this year with a dual degree in Marketing and Business Analytics. In addition to the job with...

Duration:00:33:08

039 EXTRA Kristen Cox on Embracing Constraints

11/16/2017
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Guest: Kristen Cox, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, State of Utah Start-ups learn to let limitations guide them to creative solutions and recognize there is never enough to go around – time, money or talent. Instead of trying to remove them, the good ones embrace constraints and use them to your advantage. When you talk about fiscal affairs in the state of Utah, the story is the same one. In a state known for its prudent financial management, Utah OMB...

Duration:00:58:34

038 EXTRA Kevyn D. Orr and Equity in the City

11/16/2017
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Guest: Kevyn D. Orr, Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day / Former Emergency Manager, City of Detroit, MI “The ability in this country to have progress is infinite, but we have challenges to get there.” That’s according to Kevyn Orr, who rose to prominence during his tenure as emergency manager for the City of Detroit, MI and advisor to Chrysler through its bankruptcy and the subsequent renewal of its “reputation as a bold and innovative automaker.” These and other experiences shaped his view of...

Duration:01:00:41

037 EXTRA Mayor Greg Fischer and the Compassionate CIty

11/16/2017
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Guest: The Honorable Greg Fischer, Mayor, City of Louisville, KY Compassion. A decade ago, the word did not appear in cities’ strategic plans. That’s changing. Thanks to the pioneering work of Louisville, KY, compassion is becoming something of a civic, secular religion in a growing number of cities. In Louisville, compassion has become synonymous with a civic culture that values lifelong learning, the physical and mental health of city residents and is invested in nurturing a culture...

Duration:00:54:31

036 Election Special: Save the Ballot

11/4/2017
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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 turnout in local elections. Portland State University's Who Votes For Mayor? project details a disturbing downward trend across the 30 largest cities in the United States. "Democracy is in more danger now than at any time in my lifetime for a very simple reason," says Phil Keilsing, director of the PSU Center of Public Service, "it is...

Duration:00:23:13

035: GovTech Team Coverage from NASCIO 2017 in Texas

10/6/2017
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The ABCs of NASCIO 2017 - analytics, blockchain, and cybersecurity - dominated the conversation against a backdrop of change and speculation. Is there enough momentum for state CIOs to finish strong before the next election cycle and what does it mean that the National Governors Association (NGA) is taking a direct hand in analyzing the future of technology in state government. On the season premiere of Not Safe For Government, we have a full retrospective on NASCIO 2017 - the...

Duration:00:20:04

034 Cities' Covenants with Communities Challenged

5/25/2017
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In a keynote address to Governing’s Government Performance and Innovation Summit, Kevyn Orr - the onetime emergency manager in Detroit, MI - cautioned that the covenant that we have made to provide services is being challenged. Cities must look at the issues coming over the hill. Orr also praised a recent speech by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on race, segregation and the removal of confederate monuments.

Duration:00:27:59

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

3/27/2017
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Odelia Bergh from the Peachtree City Police Department (@PTCfirepolice) says sarcasm is helpful in connecting with an audience (and making a point) on social media. Her team uses it a lot and, perhaps not coincidently, team members have each other’s backs if things go wrong. As for humor, Bergh tells Paul they have a hard and fast rule: “Never post while still laughing. Ever.” Chelsea Stevens from Georgia Interactive (@GeorgiaGovTeam) told Dustin about the state’s efforts to refine its...

Duration:00:23:26

032 Preview Edition: Social Media Changes Everything, and the return of Boaty McBoatface

3/20/2017
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In a preview of the next three episodes of NSFG, we learn the bottom line in using humor in social media, get pointers on mutual aid among members within your social media team, an advance look at a special episode about “The Town without Uber,” the microwave as surveillance device, and the triumphant return of Boaty McBoatface.

Duration:00:03:50

031 SXSW Looking Back, Looking Forward

3/13/2017
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The Governing crew compares notes on the Mayor's Summit at SXSW one last time as they make its way to the airport. We hear from a couple of mayors en route. And David reminds us that, when emergency hits at home, a mayor is duty bound to leave the fun of SXSW and return home.

Duration:00:06:36

030 SXSW Mayors Matchup and GovTech Startups

3/13/2017
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The rise of Ridealong and becoming your own Mark Cuban. Mayors, with a little help from AOL co-founder Steve Case, played Shark to a group of GovTech Startups during their final official day at SXSW - but remained in the long shadow of Mark Cuban.

Duration:00:09:16

029 SXSW Mayors Confront Race and Immigration

3/12/2017
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Our coverage of the Civic I/O Mayors Summit at SXSW continues with a hard day's conversations about how cities are coming terms with race and immigration. Plus the Governing crew have a few thoughts about all that took place around the policy discussion.

Duration:00:12:52

028 SXSW The Long View on Government Innovation

3/11/2017
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In this second NSFG Extra from the Civic I/O mayors summit at SXSW, J.B. Wogan speaks with long serving US Conference of Mayors Executive Director Tom Cochran, who sketches out a through line from civic innovation to civil rights and back. The governing crew - J.B., David Kidd, and Dustin Haisler - also take to the patio to compare notes on what we learned during day one of the mayor's summit.

Duration:00:09:29

027 SXSW Preview: What Mayors Talk About

3/9/2017
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Two early arriving mayors, Louisville's Greg Fischer and Christopher Cabaldon of West Sacramento talk about their expectations of the annual technology, music and policy festival in Austin. Fischer wants to talk with the 23 mayors gathered for the Civic I/O Summit at SXSW about the challenges faced by blue cities in red starts during the Trump era. For his part, Cabaldon thinks that public engagement as currently practiced by cities is doing more harm than good.

Duration:00:03:54

[Sponsored Episode: Laserfiche] Seeing Around Corners in Civic Innovation

3/4/2017
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Recorded before a live audience at Laserfiche's Empower 2017 in Long Beach, CA, NSFG cohost Dustin Haisler talks with leading innovators from state and local government on how process improvements are leading to new ways to deliver service and help the community. Major themes from this episode: • How to undertake civic innovation with limited resources • What is on the horizon for new government service models • Success stories and lessons learned in innovating citizen-centric...

Duration:00:46:35

[PILOT] Original Pilot Episode from 2015 featuring Opportunity Space

3/4/2017
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The never before posted piloted episode featuring Opportunity Space, a GovTech startup that sought to become the Zillow of government-owned property. Originally produced in August 2015.

Duration:00:13:36

026 Live at SXSW and GovTech Social’s long strange journey to become NSFG

3/3/2017
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The GovTech Social podcast is becoming NSFG - a podcast about applied innovation in state and local government. The name is a play on the warnings you see about content on the Internet being not safe for work - or NSFW. To be clear, NSFG is cubicle-friendly and job critical - there is no sonic nudity to worry about. But the name was deliberate on our part because we want to have a conversation about where government is going and how it is going to get there. We have been thinking and...

Duration:00:02:45

025 The City Hall Selfie and Nurturing Community in Public Service through Social Media

2/26/2017
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On this episode, completing a swapcast with ELGL founders Kirsten and Kent Wyatt, a check-in with Kristy Dalton on #GSMCON2017 and details on the Atlanta GovTech Social Unconference.

Duration:00:18:46

024 Arts Walks, Snow Plows and Social Engagement in Kansas City

1/30/2017
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Kansas City Communications Manager Chris Hernandez guests, and a discussion of government social media in the age of alternative facts.

Duration:00:20:41

023 GovTech Social EXTRA: Behind the Story of the Obama Social Archive

1/8/2017
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Making news by making history - and preserving a slice of a presidential Legacy. The Twitter handle @POTUS is getting freed up for the next White House accupant and the incumbent becomes @POTUS44 on Twitter. On January 5, the White House stood up a digital archive containing a quarter million digital records from the Obama years. That's a historic first. As a companion to Eyragon Eidam's story, New Archive Offers 'Unprecedented Access' to Obama's Social Media Presence, he talks with...

Duration:00:08:08