Innovation

 

Innovation

Journey of Discovery: Interview with Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 - 17:04
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 16:00
NASA leads the nation on a great journey of discovery, seeking new knowledge and understanding of our Earth, sun, solar system, and the universe— out to its farthest reaches and back to its earliest moments of existence. To do this, it invests on the order of $3 billion annually in fundamental and applied research and technology development across a broad range of topics, including space and earth sciences, life and physical sciences, human health, aeronautics, and technology.

Two Years Later: The Future of Government Digital Services

Friday, September 30th, 2016 - 15:00
One thing is certain, digital is not simply a side project of the White House, but a booming industry and an expected condition of business. The real question becomes not if, but how the government can mature and scale digital services – whether at USDS, across agency digital services teams, out of the 18F program now housed in GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, or elsewhere.

Weekly Roundup for September 23, 2016

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 - 19:31
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 19:11
Michael J. Keegan FAA looks to take over commercial space traffic control. The Federal Aviation Administration is making the case that it and not the military should police commercial space traffic, and Congress is helping the flight agency take the first step.

The Management Roadmap: How the Next Administration Can Hit the Ground Running from Day One

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 - 11:54
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:43
On November 8, the President-elect will begin the next phase of the transition to power that culminates with Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017.  The next Administration will have a tremendous opportunity to drive change that improves mission performance across government, in ways that can positively impact millions of lives across the Nation across a broad range of mission areas – including health care for citizens, stewardship of natural resources, and delivery of benefits with financial integrity.

The IBM Center for The Business of Government

Monday, September 12th, 2016 - 20:17
The IBM Center for The Business of Government connects research to practice, applying scholarship to real world issues and decisions for government. The Center stimulates research and facilitates discussion of new approaches to improving the effectiveness of government at the federal, state, local, and international levels.

Making Government Work for the American People

Monday, September 12th, 2016 - 15:14
The success of an administration can rise—and fall—based on its competence in managing the government. As history demonstrates, strong management can enable rapid and positive results, while management mistakes can derail important policy initiatives, erode public trust and undermine confidence in the government.

Encouraging and Sustaining Innovation in Government: Technology and Innovation in the Next Administration

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 - 16:45
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 13:01
Blog Co-Author:  Haynes Cooney

Encouraging and Sustaining Innovation in Government

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 - 9:51
According to a 2015 survey by Pew Research Center, the public believes existing democratic institutions are failing. Just 20 percent say the federal government runs its programs well, and 59 percent say the government is in need of “very major reform”—up 22 points since 19971. With rates of trust in government at an all-time low, technology and innovation will be essential to achieve the next administration’s goals and to deliver services more effectively and effciently.

Beyond the Lab: Government Innovation in Unlikely Places

Monday, August 1st, 2016 - 14:05
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 13:59
While there is certainly a place for these types of organizations and goals, innovation – and the creativity that goes along with it – can be applied to a myriad of organizational issues that may not garner the same attention. In addition, client feedback and user-centered thinking are valuable sources of innovation, which anyone can tap. Innovation might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of training or loan repayment or immigration information, but that’s exactly what’s taking place with meaningful improvements for end users.

Weekly Roundup for July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29th, 2016 - 15:57
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