THE BLOG Moves Ahead for Better Public Service

11/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hey, is a great community site for public servants and citizens who want to help out. It's pretty much their Facebook.

Currently, it supports about 20,000 gov't employees across the country, people who really believe in public service, who didn't give up during recent years.

The deal is that Stever Ressler will be assuming a committed role there, with a big relationship with

Steve Ressler, GovLoop founder and president, will continue in his role leading the fast-growing GovLoop community. As part of this agreement, GovLoop has become an operating division within GovDelivery.

"GovLoop has been my passion since I launched it in May 2008," Ressler said. "What began as a simple idea to improve government through collaboration has already grown on a scale well beyond my expectations and is on a trajectory to become much larger.

GovDelivery is an awesome partner to help take GovLoop forward so we can engage more of the government community in more ways to improve government. Already, there are 10 new examples every day of how GovLoop connects people to solve government problems. With GovDelivery, I believe GovLoop can scale so that the community is solving 1,000 government problems daily through collaboration."

By the end of this year, GovLoop will launch additional initiatives to support the community with a goal of encouraging more in-person meetings, making it easier to tap into GovLoop to solve critical problems, and will launch a charitable fund to encourage and accelerate the philanthropic activities already going on in GovLoop.

"GovLoop has been called the Facebook for government, but people don't use it just because it is a targeted social space. It is helping people across government collaborate and solve real problems every day," said Scott Burns, CEO and co-founder of GovDelivery.