Tag Archives: innovation

CBO Outlines Tax Policy, Regulatory Reform Tools for Gov’t to Back Innovation

The Congressional Budget Office has evaluated potential ways the government could establish spending and tax policies and legal and regulatory systems in order to facilitate innovation. CBO outlined several scenarios in a report published Monday, which said policymakers could focus funding on education and research and development as well as offer tax incentives, loans or loan …

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Wolf Tombe: Fed Acquisition Reforms Could Drive Innovation, Service Timeliness

Some federal agency and industry officials are pushing for a streamlined federal acquisition process to encourage and keep up with technology innovation, Fedscoop reported. Dan Verton writes that Wolf Tombe, chief technology officer of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said these changes could boost timeliness in service delivery and enable the private …

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Rebecca Williams to Head Open Data Initiatives for Data.gov

Rebecca Williams says she will focus public-private partnerships and strategies to drive feedback and awareness on open data initiatives for Data.gov at the General Services Administration. Williams, a former policy analyst at open government advocacy group Sunlight Foundation, said in a blog post published Tuesday that she aims to help governments apply open data and resources. She …

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FTC, SEC Look to Cloud and Mobile Tech for Innovation; Bajinder Paul, Thomas Bayer Comment

The Federal Trade Commission has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission in using cloud computing to modernize information technology networks in order to increase operational functions and facilitate innovation, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Bajinder Paul, FTC chief information officer, said the email and messaging platform and wireless offering is the starting point for the move …

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Alan Shaffer: Defense Regulations Not Hindrances to Innovation

A top Defense Department official says vendors looking to secure government contracts should view the current system as presenting more opportunities to them than hindrances as agencies seek to drive innovation, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that some contracting and acquisitions professionals said the government should instead overcome a hesitance to use alternative tools …

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