Although cloud technology has become the gold standard in the private sector, it has had a long road to implementation in the government space. In 2011, the White House introduced the “Cloud First” policy, an initiative to unleash the potential and accelerate the adoption of cloud computing for government agencies. Unfortunately, the ease and efficiency of cloud computing for data storage and information sharing brought with it unique and unfamiliar security concerns. As more federal government agencies began adopting cloud technology, there quickly grew a need to create new security standards for the government vendors providing this technology.
Offices are strategically using data to communicate with constituents about COVID-19 and CARES Act resources. We offer several different packages of voter data to help you narrow down your audience to the exact group of people you want to message based on over 900 data points including ideology, demographic data, special interests, and more.
In this time of crisis, your staff is likely working overtime to communicate with and serve constituents. One of the best forms of outreach for communicating with new and familiar audiences is email. However, at a time when people may be receiving several Coronavirus updates to their inbox throughout the day, you need to take special care to ensure that your messages are read.
Many government agencies and elected officials are already using digital town hall technology to substitute in-person events in their communities. While these events are completely remote, they give the feel of an in-person event, allowing offices to field questions from citizens and poll audiences in real time.
With the spread of COVID-19, many workplaces have transitioned to remote work environments. Although it’s still business as usual in theory, navigating remote work for the first time can be challenging in practice, especially for government organizations who need to reach their citizens where they are in a timely manner.
With the ongoing flu season, the uncertainty of coronavirus (COVID-19), and the increasing push towards remote work, companies across the globe need to adapt and improve their remote work plans. Here are some ways that government offices can ensure the safety of their workers, without sacrificing security and efficiency in a remote work environment.

Life Is Better in the Cloud

3 reasons government agencies should move to a cloud-based solution.

February 20, 2020

Last summer, our cloud-based solution IQ FedCloud was FedRAMP authorized. Now, federal, state, and local agencies can take advantage of life in the cloud with IQ FedCloud, our FedRAMP-authorized IQ solution for federal agencies, or IQ GovCloud, our secure cloud product for state and local government agencies.

Prepare to Speak to Your Constituents About the State of the Union

Here’s what the president will likely address during next week’s State of the Union.

January 28, 2020

The President is scheduled to give the annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. As you probably remember, last year’s State of the Union was delayed during the longest government shutdown in history. Even though this year’s address will be happening more promptly than the last, it will be just as highly anticipated.

The Ultimate Guide to A/B Testing Like an Expert

How and why your office should use A/B testing in IQ.

January 13, 2020

If you're responsible for outreach in your office, chances are you've heard of A/B testing but may not have had the time to research or test it out. Well don't worry, we've written out everything you need to know, from what it is to best practices, down below.

The 2020 Election: New Candidates & Different Voters

The changing electorate may be the biggest wild card in the 2020 election.

December 20, 2019

The last election was a historic one. The 2018 midterm elections set several records with perhaps the most diverse candidate pool ever, including the youngest woman elected to Congress, the first Native American Congresswomen, and the first female, Muslim Congressional representatives. Although the 2020 election is still a year away, it could be just as suspenseful as the last--but for different reasons.