Local Government Tests More Innovative Approaches to Procurement

- July 23, 2014 11:16 AM | Categories: Governance

Local governments are often slagged for not having the depth of experience or capabilities possessed by larger public bodies, but a story in The Atlantic‘s CityLab shows that municipals are often better able to test new models. The story highlights how Barcelona and Philadelphia are turning to more incubator models to solve problems, dodging what is often a cumbersome procurement process. The author writes:

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You’re Invited to Our Roundtable on Innovation in Government IT

- July 23, 2014 7:07 AM | Categories: Governance

We’re grateful for all of the feedback we’ve received on our paper on federal IT, “Billions in the Balance: Removing Barriers to Competition and Driving Innovation in the Public-Sector IT Market,” and glad that it’s stirred up some conversation around the $80 billion problem. There has been a lot of great back-and-forth from a lot of very smart people, so thank you for reading and commenting on it. It was always our intention for the paper to be the beginning of the conversation, not the final say, which is why we’re continuing to host events with top thinkers discussing their experiences and ideas […]

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