Tips for attracting innovators to your agency

Wednesday - 6/9/2010, 4:37pm EDT

Mathew Burton, independent technology consultant and former computer analyst at DoD; Richard Boly, director of the State Department's office of e-diplomacy

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So many agencies are working to find the innovators, but it can be very difficult.

But what if there was something like the Peace Corps -- but for programmers?

In recent years the government has become more and more dependent on contractors for IT innovation.

But now some computer programmers are trying to reverse the trend.

Mathew Burton is an independent technology consultant and a former computer analyst at the Defense Department.

Richard Boly is director of the State Department's office of e-diplomacy.

They tell us about their ideas, and their new book, Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice.