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Beth Cobert: Agencies Must Harness Innovation to Deliver Services

Beth Cobert
Beth Cobert

Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, has urged agencies to take advantage of new technologies for service delivery functions, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.

Cobert told an ACT-IAC conference that the Obama administration’s management agenda is founded on four pillars such as effectiveness, efficiency, economic growth and also people and culture, Michael O’Connell reports.

“Efficiency, increasing the quality and the value in core operations to improve productivity, increase cost savings, deliver more for our dollars,” she said.

Cobert added that the government focuses on its open data program in an effort to help “create economic opportunity,” according to the report.

The station reports OMB also plans to kick off the next phase of its initiative to help stakeholders develop their own benchmarks.

Cobert also told the conference that the government needs “well-trained workforce that is capable of doing what we need to do in the 21st century,” O’Connell reports.

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