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Could a chief innovation officer help the ailing U.S. Postal Service?

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 weeks ago

A bipartisan bill seeking to get the U.S. Postal Service back on track financially would add a new leader to the agency charged with finding "innovative" products that will help it generate revenue.

CDM — a pilot for a central IT modernization fund?

by Billy Mitchell • 1 month ago

The Department of Homeland Security’s governmentwide Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity task orders can serve as pilots to show the effects a centralized IT fund could have on bolstering agencies’ modernization efforts, officials working on the program said.

OMB offers Trump a playbook for continued tech progress in exit memo

by Billy Mitchell • 2 months ago

Shaun Donovan lays out the technology initiatives he believes the incoming Trump administration and 115th Congress should focus on.

FirstNet opens $30M grant for broadband apps and innovations

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

The federal agency wants to harness ideas from academia, nonprofits and the private sector to enhance communications for first responders.

MyVA 311 shows how feds are taking innovation cues from cities

by Jason Shueh • 2 months ago

Streamlining the veterans information service reduced the number of callers waiting to talk to humans to almost zero, thanks to input from city innovators.

Art of the innovation challenge: GSA unveils the ultimate design guide

by Jason Shueh • 2 months ago

Challenge.gov is releasing a Challenges and Prizes Toolkit​ that offers federal agencies — and city and state leaders — the ultimate guide for hosting competitions of their own.

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