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Three Inside Stories of Innovation in Government

Stories of Innovation in Government

Crowdsourcing reaches the citizens unable to make meetings. Democracy thrives when everyone participates, but it’s difficult to reach some communities through traditional means. Governments are increasingly turning to crowdsourcing and open innovation to encourage citizens across the spectrum to weigh in with ideas, opinions, and perspectives. Here are a few ways technology is enabling smarter, … Continued

The Magic of Process: Department of Labor

The United States Department of Labor is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, re- employment services, and more. One of the policy agencies within DOL is the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), which aims to develop and influence policies and practices … Continued

How Government Employees Can be Intrapreneurs

Government Employees Can be Intrapreneurs

I recently watched (for the second time) a fabulous lecture which introduced a framework called the “Inventure Cycle” by Professor Tina Seelig. Tina is the Professor of the Practice at Stanford University School of Engineering, and Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Her presentation offered practical tips to take your ideas from inspiration to … Continued

Department of Labor: Solving Problems and Raising Awareness with National Dialogues

The United States Department of Labor is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, re- employment services, and more. ePolicyWorks is a special initiative launched by the Department of Labor which empowers web- based policymaking that engages citizens in order to address barriers … Continued

Government Work Musts: Social, Collaborative, Accessible

IdeaScale came of age in the advent of Obama’s Open Government Initiative and, during that time, we perfected both our public and private communities based on our work with numerous Federal agencies. In the time since, those discoveries have become portable and we’ve translated them to the private sector. This week, we announced that we’re … Continued