State Department, OMB discuss private sector engagement

“The Office of Management and Budget is in the final phase of deciding how best to solve some of the stickiest wickets in government. OMB’s Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Center is expected to award $900,000 to as many as five organizations by the end of September.”

“Amira Boland, who is coordinating the implementation of the Customer Experience Cross-Agency Priority Goal and the GEAR Center for OMB, said the center…”

“We need people internally to be able to help translate that and help them along,” said Jim Thompson, the director of private sector engagement at the State Department. “That is kind of what my office does at the State Department, but we are one of a very few offices that even tries that.” Read the article or listen to the podcast here.

Source: Agencies have a lot of options to find innovation, it’s a matter of using them – By Jason Miller, August 16, 2019. Federal News Network


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