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Army to transform through apps

Service CIO Lt. Gen. Jeff Sorenson details how the Army will judge and award $30,000 in prize money to soldiers and civilian employees under the Apps for the Army program. Up to 100 contestants can submit apps in one of eight categories. The Army will announce the winners in August.

Tags: technology , Jeff Sorenson , Army , DISA , Peter Corbett , Apple , Google , BlackBerry , Apps for Army , race , Forge.mil , Web 2.0

Thursday - 03/04/2010, 06:47am EST
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Agencies starting to get innovation itch

Federal CTO Chopra points to HHS, DoD as examples of how departments are embracing the new concept. He says open government directive in final stages.

Tags: mngt , technology , Aneesh Chopra , OMB , HHS , DoD , transparency , open government , CTO

Wednesday - 07/22/2009, 06:41am EDT
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Agencies gravitate to low-cost contests as Challenge.gov celebrates its first birthday

In its first year, the website Challenge.gov let agencies add public contests as a low-cost way to find innovative solutions to their problems. Officials at the General Services Administration, which runs the site, say challenges offer a lower-cost alternative to procurement or grants and speak to a different audience. GSA would like to see challenges standardized across the government in the coming year but worry that the site may lose funding.

Tags: management , David McClure , e-government , Kathy Conrad , robynn sturm-steffen , GSA , Challenge.gov , technology , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:38am EDT
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Snaps for E-Apps

E-Apps allows firms and their representatives to file applications online, eliminating the time and expense of printing, copying, and mailing the documents. Registered users can access the system at any time to upload additional documents or create new filings. There are no fees for using E-Apps.

Tags: Federal Reserve , mngt , tech , E-Apps , Michael Sexton , best practices

Monday - 02/01/2010, 10:30am EST
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How to deliver service with security in mind

Government leaders are embracing innovation to modernize systems and leverage technology to provide the next generation of citizen services and strengthen security in the face of growing cyber threats and privacy requirements.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , JR Reagan , Deloitte , Center for Cyber and Federal Innovation , privacy , identity management

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 10:30am EST
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Treasury tax incentive program spurs community development

Your agency is asking you to do more with less. Using innovative ideas is one way to do that. The Treasury Department came up with its own way to save money with the New Markets Tax Credit Program.

Tags: Donna Gambrell , Community Development Financial Institutions Fund , Treasury , In Depth

Friday - 05/06/2011, 04:51pm EDT
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Lessons in innovation from the health care industry

How can the health care industry improve services, reduce costs and expand access? Jim Champy offers ways to bring innovation to health care in his book "Reengineering Health Care." Champy, chairman emeritus of Dell Services Consulting, told In Depth that the time is ripe to retool the current system.

Tags: Industry Chatter , Jim Champy , Reengineering Health Care , Francis Rose , In Depth , health care reform ,

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 07:06pm EDT
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FDA opens Innovation Pathways

A priority review program for new, breakthrough medical devices is underway. FDA's Jonathan Sackner-Bernstein explains how it works.

Tags: federal drive , FDA , challenge , Jonathan Sackner-Bernstein

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 09:41am EST
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Gov innovation requires optimism, failing in small ways

IDEO's Fred Dust discusses some of the findings from its government innovation report conducted with the Partnership for Public Service.

Tags: Fred Dust , IDEO , best practices , Partnership for Public Service , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 02/07/2011, 03:30pm EST
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