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June 2, 2022

Five must-haves in policy software for police departments

by Maleka Momand

We’re here to offer some suggestions for how best-in-class technology can assist police departments in ensuring all officers are on the same page (literally) when it comes to policy.

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May 16, 2022

Esper’s policy management software now available on AWS Marketplace

by Matthew Moloney

Esper, a leading provider of cloud-based policy management software, is now available for purchase on AWS Marketplace.

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March 7, 2022

NYPD chooses Esper to centralize all policymaking

by Matthew Moloney

Esper, an award-winning SaaS platform for policymaking, is proud to announce our recent partnership with the New York City Police Department (NYPD). This initiative will move all of the Department’s policymaking activities into the cloud with Esper’s purpose-built SaaS platform.

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March 6, 2022

How to build a modern and intuitive Policy Library

by Maleka Momand

Policy publication is usually the last mile in the policymaking lifecycle, but it’s often the most complicated and confusing for both citizens and government. In this blog post, we outline some critical features of a modern Policy Library that’s user-friendly for both the public and governments.

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March 5, 2022

Join Esper at the 2022 Spring CALEA Conference

by Matthew Moloney

Esper is thrilled to announce that we will be attending the 2022 Spring CALEA Conference on Wednesday March 30 through Friday April 2 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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March 4, 2022

A practical guide to healthcare policy

by Maleka Momand

In this blog post, we’ll outline a practical guide to mapping your health policy landscape and understanding how you can better coordinate policy agendas to meet goals and stay in compliance with federal statutes and regulations.

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March 2, 2022

CMS leverages GSA issued contract for regulatory workflow modernization

by Matthew Moloney

In 2020, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded a multi-year, $9.9 million contract to Esper Regulatory Technologies, Inc., which was used by the Center For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to deploy the Esper platform in August of 2021.

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January 21, 2022

Policymakers win big with final ARPA ruling

by Matthew Moloney

On January 6, 2022, The Department of Treasury issued their final rule on the SLFRF program. This ruling is set to help policymakers tremendously.

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January 6, 2022

Washington State Department of Health invests in Esper to transform policymaking and boost citizen engagement

by Matthew Moloney

Esper is pleased to announce its recent partnership with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to help the agency achieve its goals of equity, innovation and engagement in all work, including policymaking.

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January 6, 2022

Meet the newest addition to the GovTech 100: Esper

by Matthew Moloney

Each year, Government Technology compiles and publishes their GovTech 100 list. These 100 companies are focused on partnering with state and local governments across the U.S. to help improve service delivery and operations. The GovTech 100 included 18 new companies for 2022—including Esper.

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September 2, 2021

Closing the Feedback Loop in the Policy Lifecycle

by Maleka Momand

We identified eight key milestones that encompass the policymaking lifecycle, and discuss the challenges and opportunities for improvement in each step. By mapping the policy lifecycle, we diagnose areas where feedback can be strengthened, and recommend tools that can help policymakers accomplish their best work.

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July 19, 2021

The Benefits of SaaS Over Homegrown Systems

by Maleka Momand

As a cloud-based SaaS company, we’ve seen our fair share of homegrown systems, often built out of frustration with existing tools in the marketplace. In this blog, we outline the benefits SaaS can bring to your organization to support your IT modernization strategy.

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July 6, 2021

Your Pocket Guide for Approaching Regulatory Changes with a Modern Lens

by Maleka Momand

As you settle into your post-session routine, we wrote five helpful tips for how to approach upcoming regulatory changes.

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June 14, 2021

Top 4 Ways to Act on the Modernizing Regulatory Review Memo

by Maleka Momand

Regulatory review doesn’t have to be an impossible undertaking, and getting it right has enormous benefits both to our citizens and civil servants.

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May 19, 2020

Teleworking with Esper

by Maleka Momand

Government agencies are all feeling the strain of a rapid, unplanned shift to remote working. Esper helps tackle these challenges with our easy to use software.

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May 13, 2020

Before and After: How Esper Helps Government

by Maleka Momand

Esper is purpose-built to simplify the policymaking process. Before Esper, the majority of our government clients relied on legacy IT systems and paper-based processes for policy activity. We gathered the most common success stories from our customers describing how Esper’s technology improves and automates processes to help regulators focus on content and outcomes.

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January 4, 2020

Value of Networks

by Maleka Momand

Modern technology can amplify the application of network theory in government to create more feedback loops between the public and private sector.

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November 16, 2019

Improving Federal Rulemaking with Technology

by Maleka Momand

New developments in natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning technologies have allowed the creation of new platforms to uniquely serve the needs of regulatory agencies.

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April 26, 2019

Project Management in Government

by Connor McCarthy

The process for creating and enacting public policy in government is part art, part science.

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March 25, 2019

Cleaning up Administrative Codes

by Connor McCarthy

Government administrative codes are composed of regulations that specify how businesses and organizations can legally operate.

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March 4, 2019

Navigating Government Regulation

by Connor McCarthy

While legislation has high public visibility, its twin sister, regulation, receives far less attention.

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February 11, 2019

Design at Esper

by Danielle Sabata

I lead product design and brand at Esper, a small but mighty team based in Austin, Texas.

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November 13, 2018

A Smarter Way to Scale

by Connor McCarthy

Did you know that the government is the largest employer in the United States?

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October 19, 2018

Governments Need Better Tech Now More Than Ever

by Connor McCarthy

2018 is perhaps one of the most exciting times for civic engagement this country has witnessed in the past several decades.

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March 30, 2018

Aligning government stakeholders in the rulemaking process

by Maleka Momand

While government executives and legislators often receive the most press and attention, it is administrative agencies and their respective policies that regularly touch the daily lives of citizens.

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