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The role of government in private innovation

Author Josh Lerner's new book examines what, if any, role governments should play when it comes to spurring innovation and investing in venture capital.

Tags: management , contracting , Harvard Business School , Josh Lerner , Dorothy Ramienski , investing , venture capital

Friday - 05/07/2010, 07:45pm EDT
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Navy finds value engineering at sea

We continue our series on the Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards with a look at Littoral Combat Ship Mission Modules with program manager, Capt. Michael Good.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , best practices , value engineering , DoD , Defense , contracting , Littoral Combat Ship , Michael Good , Navy

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Value Engineering succeeds in Columbus

The Department of Defense is putting innovation and creativity into their engineering efforts. They have announced the winners of the Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards that recognize the best value innovations that government and business develop to create cost-effective program solutions. Team leader David Szczublewski explains how.

Tags: Federal Drive , mngt , mngt practices , value engineering , DoD , Defense , contracting , David Szczublewski , Defense Supply Center

Monday - 05/03/2010, 10:40am EDT
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ARPA-E seeks to change future energy technologies

New arm of the Department of Energy hopes to be what DARPA is for DoD.

Tags: technology , Department of Energy , ARPA-E , Dr. Arun Majumdar , Dorothy Ramienski , DARPA , daily debrief , Energy

Friday - 04/30/2010, 08:00pm EDT
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Innovation takes flight on TSA blog

There's a blog, sponsored by the Transportation Security Administration, to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. Kristin Lee, Assistant Administrator in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, explains.

Tags: technology , blog , social media , TSA , DHS , Kristin Lee

Tuesday - 04/20/2010, 10:41am EDT
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Defense recognizes value in value engineering

Value Engineering (VE) is a function analysis process to identify actions that reduce cost, increase quality, and improve mission capabilities across the entire DoD enterprise. Nick Torelli, Deputy Director for Mission Assurance tells us about what it takes to be a winner.

Tags: mngt , mngt practices , value engineering , DoD , Defense , contracting , Nick Torelli

Monday - 04/19/2010, 10:40am EDT
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