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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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2012 R&D budget winners and losers

An analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science found the 2012 budget for research and development will make investments into energy and environment research and cut R&D at the Defense Department and NASA.

Tags: American Association for the Advancement of Science , budget , research and development , DoD , NASA , Energy , NIST , NSF , Commerce , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:33am EST

Using technology for innovation in government

ACT-IAC's Jim Beaupre and ACT's Mary Davie joined In Depth with Francis Rose with lessons learned about innovating at a federal agency.

Tags: Jim Beaupre , Mary Davie , GSA , ACT-IAC , technology , In Depth , Michael OConnell

Monday - 11/21/2011, 07:09pm EST
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How innovation can help you do more with less

Host John Gilroy will talk cloud computing, health IT, and mobile technology with Tracey Graves-Stevens, President and CEO of Innoviss.
November 15, 2011

Tags: Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , Tracey Graves-Stevens , Innoviss , health IT , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Virtualization , mobile computing , Business process reengineering , network architecture , systems integration

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 12:21am EST
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