On Memorial Day 2008, Steve Ressler, a 28 year-old US Department of Homeland Security employee, launched GovLoop as the "Facebook for government." His goal was simple: create a space for the millions of government employees to connect and collaborate. I joined as soon as I learned about it and was struck by the energy and eagerness of people in and around government to share ideas and information regarding their common challenges and success stories. Right around Memorial Day of this year, GovLoop crossed the 10,000 member mark and the site has nearly doubled again in just four months to more than 18,000 members.
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