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Tips for attracting innovators to your agency

Mathew Burton, independent technology consultant and former computer analyst at DoD; Richard Boly, director of the State Department's office of e-diplomacy

wfedstaff | June 3, 2015 7:11 am

So many agencies are working to find the innovators, but it can be very difficult.

But what if there was something like the Peace Corps — but for programmers?

In recent years the government has become more and more dependent on contractors for IT innovation.

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But now some computer programmers are trying to reverse the trend.


Mathew Burton is an independent technology consultant and a former computer analyst at the Defense Department.

Richard Boly is director of the State Department’s office of e-diplomacy.

They tell us about their ideas, and their new book, Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice.