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More to innovation in government than 'coolness' factor

David McClure, associate administrator in the Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration, moderated a panel at the 2011 Executive Leadership Conference.

Tags: David McClure , GSA , technology , In Depth , ELC 2011 , agile IT development

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 04:55pm EDT
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White House selects innovation fellows for five federal projects

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park is naming 18 innovation fellows today to work on five "high-impact" federal IT projects.

Tags: White House , Todd Park , technology , Innovation Fellows Program , Blue Button , open government , Jolie Lee , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 11:59am EDT
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Workplace innovation

Chris Hood, managing director of Workplace Innovation at CB Richard Ellis explains how changing your work environment can save money and improve performance.
July 31, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , workplace issues , workplace innovation , efficiency , Chris Hood , CB Richard Ellis , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 11:58pm EDT
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Federal CTO plans new networking tool to spur innovation

The Innovation Networking Project will supplement traditional, face-to-face, networking with the goal of connecting federal visionaries, Todd Park said. He hopes the end result will remove stovepipes that have prevented big thinkers from finding each other.

Tags: Todd Park , OSTP , networking , Innovation Networking Project , Carmen Medina , Ruben Gomez , GovLoop , Next Generation of Government Summit

Friday - 07/27/2012, 07:57pm EDT
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Report: Lack of encouragement causes agency innovation to fizzle

The federal government is saddled with the reputation of a stodgy, stunted work environment where the status quo rules the day. But the problem isn't that federal employees don't have bright ideas for doing business differently. The problem is that too often agency leadership fails to encourage employees to think outside the box or to reward them when they do so.

Tags: best practices , management , Partnership for Public Service , Deloitte , NASA , SEC , Surface Transportation Board

Monday - 07/23/2012, 08:35pm EDT

Five innovation projects win governmentwide 'bake-off'

Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park said the goal of the innovation fellows program is not for private sector experts to tell them what to do and do it, but mash-up with government innovators to tackle a long-standing challenge. Each of the five projects has specific milestones in the next six months.

Tags: technology , Todd Park , White House , Presidential Innovation Fellows program , industry , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:29am EDT
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White House looking for a few 'bad asses' to kick-start 5 projects

The Presidential Innovation Fellows program will bring 15 experts into government to work on specific programs aimed at improving citizen-government interaction. According to Todd Park, federal chief technology officer, the administration has a certain kind of person in mind for the job openings. "What we are looking for are bad-ass innovators," he said.

Tags: technology , Todd Park , White House , Datapalooza , Presidential Innovations Fellows program , Jason Miller , TechCrunch

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 05:16am EDT
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DMI's Sunny Bajaj on innovation

Sunny Bajaj, the founder, president and CEO of DMI, joined Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss his company and innovation at federal agencies.

Tags: industry , Industry Chatter , Francis Rose , Sunny Bajaj , DMI , technology ,

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 06:28pm EDT
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Chopra unveils Open Innovator's Toolkit

Outgoing federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the new toolkit he's rolling out today at a Center for American Progress event.

Tags: Aneesh P Chopra , technology , information sharing , data sharing , Center for American Progress , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 11:06am EST
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Think tank calls for a federal Department of Competitiveness

Jonathan Sallet, a partner with the law firm O'Melveny and Myers and the report's co-author, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what such a department would look like.

Tags: Jonathan Sallet , Center for American Progress , Commerce , management , government reorganization , Federal Drive , SBA , contracting

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:00am EST
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