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NASA Ranks 1st on ‘Innovative Large Agencies’ List

InnovationLightBulbNASA has topped the Partnership for Public Service’s list of the most innovative federal agencies based on impressions of federal employees in a survey, Federal Times reported Monday.

Nicole Blake Johnson writes the agency scored 76.5 points for innovation, 15 points higher than the government-wide mark.

The PPS based its findings on a survey given by the Office of Personnel Management to federal employees on how innovation was viewed within their agencies.

Following NASA on the list of large agencies was the State Department at 67.6 points, the Environmental Protection Agency with 66.1 points and the Department of Homeland Security getting 52.7 points.

Fifty-seven percent of federal employees said they are motivated to improve on their jobs and 36 percent said their agencies reward creativity, while 91 percent claimed they continue to find ways to innovate but without encouragement, according to Federal Times.

Seventy-one percent of private sector employees feel encouraged to do better in their workplace, OPM found.

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