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Federal Government Reform Resources: The Tech Councils' Report

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 - 18:18
Monday, December 3, 2012 - 17:06
A non-profit, educational organization, the American Council for Technology, in conjunction with the Industry Advisory Council, engaged over 100 volunteers in preparing a series of papers that comprise a “Quadrennial Government Technology Review.”  The executive summary of the Review highlights three recommendations that the authors believe could lead to annual cost reductions of $220 billion – f

Challenge.gov: Using Competitions and Awards to Spur Innovation

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 - 14:20
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One new approach is the use of challenges, which use “crowdsourcing” to canvass solution approaches for particular problems. Challenges open up new avenues for connecting people who have innovative ideas to people in government who can implement these ideas. A recent IBM Center report, Managing Innovation Prizes in Government by Luciano Kay, examined various models pioneered in the private sector to connect innovators with ideas to businesses looking to solve problems. This report by Dr.