Each year we develop new and innovative features to help your office serve constituents as efficiently as possible with IQ. From configuring the home page to fit your staff role, to utilizing new functionality like the Advocacy Center, Screen Pop, and A/B testing, here are some features you may not know exist in IQ and how you can take advantage of them.
It’s intern season again! Time to give your interns the opportunity to gain experience working in a Congressional office by learning new skills and participating in staff responsibilities. Although this summer may not offer a normal Capitol Hill intern experience, there’s still plenty of valuable projects that interns can participate in and even lead completely remotely. Here are seven suggestions for useful projects that summer interns can complete independently, including how to set up your IQ account and start training.
Whether for security concerns or lack of access to proper technology, many offices still rely on paper. With Congressional staff and constituents facing unprecedented challenges during this time, it’s increasingly important to have the ability to perform office processes completely online. Here are three easy ways your office can easily digitize and streamline your current processes.
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.