Creating A Marketplace For Public-Private Innovations
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David F. Carr
David F. Carr,
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11/15/2013 | 11:21:56 AM
I'd be curious to know his thoughts on fixing, where part of the problem may have been "rounding up the usual suspects" from the ranks of government contractors rather than seeking out people with experience building transactional websites -- more likely to come from Silicon Valley than the suburbs of Virginia.
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11/15/2013 | 12:10:30 PM
Re: fixing
I'd be interested to hear Nitin's comments too, though one imagines that anyone from Silicon Valley coming in at this point would find it baffling to sort through the layers of contracting and security rules that dictated some of the design decisions. 
Susan Fogarty
Susan Fogarty,
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11/15/2013 | 12:17:56 PM
Creating opportunities
This program looks like a good way to give some exposure to smaller and more innovative companies. But I wonder if the logistics can really work in terms of financing and timing. The government works in such a different way than the private sector, especially for emerging technology.
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11/16/2013 | 12:50:17 PM
Re: fixing
I had the same thought as well.  If only such was the case as was formulated.    I was @ a Oracle Luncheon though and was told that "Larry (that's Larry Ellison) is loaning bodies" to help fix it..and I also found out that "Covered CA"--California's version of Healthcare.Gov was actually designed by Oracle and is working.    Curious to see about lessons learnt? 
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11/19/2013 | 5:25:59 PM
Re: fixing
@MikeP688 I hope he's loaning minds along with the bodies. A number of state sites could have been used as models for just doing what they were supposed to be doing-- offering users access and information.
Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy,
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11/19/2013 | 6:37:03 PM
Overcoming Bureaucracy
One of the biggest hurdles for small companies is coping with the bureaucracy of a government bidding process while trying to design and build innovative solutions -- the priority of any good startup. This is one reason why so few small companies even bother. It's a system that is tilted to favor larger players with those capabilities.

If this solution can help overcome that problem, then it will be a roaring success.
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11/20/2013 | 11:39:18 AM
GOVonomy - Innovation as a Service!
Yes it does. GOVonomy is specifically designed to offer "innovation as a service" for the government from smart startups and growth companies. GOVonomy is an end-to-end innovation program with the marketplace being one component. Early response is very encouraging. Governments, government contractors, startups with products and VCs are showing a lot of interest. The immediate need is to let these stakeholders know such a service is available!

Co-Founder - Nitin Pradhan
Chuck Brooks
Chuck Brooks,
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11/21/2013 | 11:31:02 AM
Public Private Partnerships are the best pathway
Nitan, terrific interview. I wholehearteadly agree with your approach to integrating and promoting the public/private sectors for innovation and delivery. Please see link to a recent article I published on the subject.


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