Innovation

 

Innovation

Meet the Center's Newest Fellow: Darcie Piechowski

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - 15:00
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 14:57
For several years, our Center has promoted and welcomed dialogue with government stakeholders around how best to encourage innovation and social media; our work in this space is led by our Social Media and Innovation Fellow.  I am pleased to introduce the new occupant of that seat, Darcie Piechowski.  Darcie succeeds Gadi Ben-Yehuda, who recently moved to be the Director of Social Media with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Darcie Piechowski

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - 11:04
Darcie Piechowski is the Social Media & Innovation Fellow for the Center for the Business of Government. In this role, Ms. Piechowski looks to explore the inventive ways governmental organizations serve citizens through their use of collaborative platforms and technology.

New Report -- “Tools to Innovate: Data Analytics, Risk Management, and Shared Services”

Monday, July 13th, 2015 - 13:42
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Monday, July 13, 2015 - 13:31
Today, governments have access to a variety of tools to successfully implement agency programs. For example, Data Analytics—especially of financial data—can be used to better inform decision making by ensuring agencies have the information they need at the point of time that it can be most effective. In addition, governments at all levels can more effectively address risks using new Risk Management approaches.

Aligning mission support with mission delivery: Interview with Ellen Herbst, CFO, U.S. Dept of Commerce

Monday, July 13th, 2015 - 13:07
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 12:30
A clear strategic focus and sound management are essential to the effective stewardship of taxpayer dollars, enabling agency decision makers to make tough choices on a day-to-day basis and for long-term management challenges. Given the critical challenges facing government today, the ability of government executives to properly align mission support functions with mission delivery can help them respond more effectively to their mission and management challenges simultaneously, as well as drive change within their department.

GovConnect: Connecting the Talent Dots

Monday, June 29th, 2015 - 10:12
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:00
GovConnect is an initiative sponsored by the Office of Personnel Management that reflects broader trends in the workplace toward the use of project-based work.  It allows federal employees to share knowledge, collaborate, and apply their skills to address challenges that may be beyond their traditional job classification or organizational or geographic location.  Announced a year ago, it is currently being piloted within several agencies and is poised to be spread across the government in coming months.

Weekly Roundup May 8, 2015

Friday, May 8th, 2015 - 9:51
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Dr. Shantanu Agrawal

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - 14:14
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What are the key priorities for CMS’s Center for Program Integrity? How is it moving beyond the “pay and chase” approach to combating fraud, waste, and abuse? What innovative technologies is it using? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Deputy Administrator & Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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Mon, 08/24/2015
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What are the key priorities for CMS’s Center for Program Integrity? How is it moving beyond the “pay and chase” approach to combating fraud, waste, and abuse? What innovative technologies is it using? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Deputy Administrator & Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Weekly Roundup May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1st, 2015 - 14:24
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 14:19
U.S. CIO Tony Scott: OMB's draft FITARA guidance aims to advance IT reform. OMB released the much-anticipated guidance to reform how agencies buy and manage information technology for public comments. The comment period will remain open until May 30, but federal CIO Tony Scott, in an exclusive Federal News Radio interview, said OMB wants to move on the comments and refinements with a sense of urgency.

A New Road to Innovation: The U.S. Government Takes Major Strides Forward

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 14:58
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These efforts are increasing federal employees’ ability to introduce commercial best practice into how the government operates. These initiatives also help government to move more quickly from concept development to implementation, often by leveraging “agile” methodologies that build capability incrementally by expanding what works and learning from mistakes along the way.

A Conversation with Steven VanRoekel, Chief Innovation Officer, USAID

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 14:22
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The Obama administration has been focused on harnessing the power of technology to improve the operations of government and deliver better services to the American people. Recent advances in technology, such as cloud computing and collaborative modular information technology (IT) development are transforming how services are delivered and consumed.
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