Why data matters: The case for evidence-based innovation
How agencies collect, interpret and share data informs how they make decisions, develop strategies and allocate resources—all of which are central to federal innovation. In the latest post in our innovation series, we explore barriers to effective data collection, tips to help build a data-driven government and how good data can drive innovation.
4 recommendations for building a customer-focused government
Efforts to improve the federal customer experience have made significant gains over the past few years, yet the government still lags behind the private sector in customer satisfaction metrics. To narrow this gap, federal agencies need to deliver better services by focusing on the needs and experiences of the people they serve.
Four steps to building a more innovative federal procurement culture
To deliver on critical priorities, federal leaders and agencies need to develop new ways for government to procure—or buy and acquire—the goods and services it needs. Polly Hall, executive director of the Procurement Innovation Lab at DHS, shares four strategies to create a more robust and permanent procurement innovation ecosystem across the federal government.
Three ways government can create cross-sector engagements that better serve the public
To address the biggest challenges facing our nation, federal employees must work across levels of government, and with private, academic, philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. The Federal Innovation Council offers three strategies to help government change how it approaches cross-sector engagements.
The government should use R&D to solve our biggest societal challenges. Here’s how.
The government has embraced high-risk, high-reward strategies to address challenges in science and medicine, but it’s time to do the same to solve our core social and economic challenges. The Federal Innovation Council proposes two ways that government could pioneer innovative R&D models to benefit the public good.
A new innovation agenda for government
The Partnership’s Federal Innovation Council has developed an agenda to help federal leaders rethink and transform the way government operates. Collectively, these seven recommendations can lead to a more innovative, responsive and effective government.