Tag Archives: innovation

Kelly Olson: Challenge.gov to Expand Coverage, Open Fed Marketplace to More Innovation

Kelly Olson, senior innovation adviser and director of the General Services Administration‘s Challenge.gov website, has described the online crowdsourcing portal as a tool that opens government contracting sector to more ideas in an interview with FCW posted Monday. Olson told FCW that Challenge.gov also aims to minimize risk in acquisition and enable agencies to select the best from a …

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Kevin Desouza: Gov’t CIOs Recognize IT Metrics’ Value

A new report published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government says government chief information officers should establish a balanced collection of information technology metrics for innovation and operations and project management in order to achieve mission objectives. Kevin C. Desouza, a professor at the Arizona State University’s …

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Obama Signs Order to Make Presidential Innovation Fellows Program Permanent

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that establishes the previously experimental Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent initiative in federal government, Federal Times reported Monday. Aaron Boyd writes that the program, which helped form the U.S. Digital Service and 18F, works to foster innovation by bringing talent from the …

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DoD, DIUx Eye Innovation, Dual-Use Tech Through Partnership With Silicon Valley

Officials of the Defense Department and its Defense Innovation Unit Experimental pilot program met earlier this week to discuss focus areas for their efforts to boost innovation and government-industry technology partnerships, DoD News reported Wednesday. Terri Moon Cronk writes that Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall, DIUx military …

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Anne Rung Outlines Federal IT Spending Efficiency Efforts

The government working on new initiatives in shared services, innovation and vendor relationships as part of efforts to change federal information technology spending, FierceGovernmentIT reported Wednesday. Dibya Sarkar writes that Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, spoke of programs on spending transparency, information sharing and process streamlining at the Chief Information Officers …

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