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Federal Innovation Council

The Partnership Federal Innovation Council convened from 2018-2024.

The Partnership Federal Innovation Council was a group of strategically positioned career leaders from multiple functions and components across government who generated actionable insights on barriers, enablers and solutions to problems that face the American public.​ Through monthly meetings, the Council created a space to network, discuss challenges, learn from colleagues and grow professionally. They also helped the Partnership design and execute activities aimed at increasing awareness of and reducing barriers to federal innovation.

Our Publications

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Building a Culture of Innovation in Government  
A vision for the future and ideas for how to get there
In collaboration with the Federal Innovation Council, we created a vision for how to build and foster a culture of innovation over the next two decades. This brief focuses on four main areas: Leadership, the workforce, the culture-building process and partnerships, all of which are integral to creating an innovative culture. The brief also addresses how to measure progress and involve key stakeholders, and it offers options for getting started.
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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.

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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.

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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.

Council Members

Federal Customer Experience Lead
Office of Management and Budget

Managing Director, The Lab at OPM
Office of Personnel Management

Senior Advisor to the Chief Procurement Officer
Department of Homeland Security

Chief Innovation Officer
Federal Agency

Senior Advisor, Office of Science
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Principal Advisor to the Chief Operating Officer
Federal Housing Finance Agency

Business Transformation Executive, Bureau of the Fiscal Service
Department of the Treasury

Director, Early Stage Innovations and Partnerships
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Deputy Associate Director, HR Strategy & Evaluation Solutions
Office of Personnel Management

Director of Ecosystem Development, Office of Investment & Innovation
Small Business Administration

General Counsel
U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services

Program Policy Advisor, Data Analytics
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Co-Managing Director, Census Open Innovation Labs
U.S. Census Bureau

CIO and Digital Capabilities Director
Air Force Research Lab

HUD Synergy Innovation Lab Founder
Department of Housing and Urban Development

Product Design Leader; Innovation Specialist

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration
HHS Administration for Children and Families

Chief Evaluation Officer
US Federal Agency

Director, Division of Scientific Review, Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations (OEREP)
HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Director of the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration
Department of the Interior

Digital Transformation Officer
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Senior Advisor, Business Process Improvement
State Department

Director of CHIPS R&D Metrology Program and NIST Boulder Laboratory
Department of Commerce

Portfolio Manager for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Data Access and Management Program
Department of Transportation

Director of Digital Strategy
Library of Congress

AI Scientist – AI Policy Lead at the Office of the Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer
Department of Veterans Affairs

Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Diversity and Civil Rights
Department of Homeland Security

Deputy Chief People Officer
Federal Housing Finance Agency

Director of The Lab
Department of Commerce