Signs Of Innovation At RFP-EZ

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | September 26, 2012

Radically reforming how government operates is a tall order. Plenty of projects have worn the mantle of innovation but fallen into the same old bureaucratic traps.

The five intern-run projects collected under federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park’s Presidential Innovation Fellows program may yet end up in that category, but there are a few signs in these Govloop updates from Project RFP-EZ that this is far from business as usual.

  1. An update posted via Dropbox, the document sharing site, which many government agencies tell employees to steer clear of because of security concerns. The implication: we’ll let security dictate some things but not everything. [...]