3 takeaways from the team who helped Californians access affordable internet
In 2021, the Federal Communications Commission launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a program that provided temporary discounts on internet services to qualifying low-income families in California. Last month, the Partnership hosted an event with three former federal leaders who worked to increase access to the program. The team shared lessons that other public sector leaders can use to improve access to services and develop better program outcomes.
Assessing the Biden administration’s first 100 days
Last October, the Partnership launched the Roadmap for Renewing our Federal Government to propose several ways the Biden administration could revitalize government to meet the many challenges facing our nation. Looking back on the first 100 days of the administration, we highlight how the Biden team made progress in addressing several issues in the Roadmap’s four main focus areas.
Building resilience by keeping your W.I.T.S.—workforce, innovation, technology and security— about you
The coronavirus pandemic presented an opportunity to rethink how agencies work and deliver services and build a more resilient government. Our new report examines government’s response to the pandemic and offers recommendations for building resilience to future crises.
How the Small Business Administration successfully launched a hiring surge during the COVID-19 pandemic
Tasked with administering the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program amid a rapidly spreading pandemic in late March 2020, Small Business Administration leaders realized the agency needed a larger staff to manage the program effectively. In less than a year, the agency implemented a successful hiring surge to more than double its workforce.
The federal government faced down pandemic challenges, delivering “bright spots” during a dark time
As the COVID-19 pandemic affected our country in unprecedented ways, the federal government innovated and made improvements to continue serving the public. The Partnership compiled a list of accomplishments and outlined actions from across government to highlight the ingenuity, efficiency and adaptability agencies have demonstrated this past year.
13 key ways for federal agencies to innovate
Federal employees with experience in innovation offer strategies to advance innovative ideas in government.
Innovation is essential – why is it so difficult to spread what works?
Innovation is crucial for effective public service, yet numerous barriers prevent innovative ideas from spreading across government. In part one of this innovation series, we’re identifying these barriers, so we can figure out how to move forward.
Five lessons learned from federal innovators
The Partnership and Slalom Consulting hosted the Federal Innovation Summit to highlight lessons learned from successful federal innovations, bust myths about key barriers, and identify opportunities to implement proven practices. Read this post to explore five key takeaways from the summit.
Forging an innovative government capable of meeting 21st-century challenges
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NASA Apollo 11 moon landing mission, we must recognize the accomplishment as a distinctive moment in government innovation. Although the government continues to provide inventive products and services, our country still faces many complex challenges. Learn more about government modernization efforts and the Partnership’s vision for an innovative federal culture that would help address these challenges.