Budget cuts could be pushing agencies to develop more innovative approaches to IT management.
David McClure, associate administrator in the Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration, moderated a panel called “Evolve or Perish – Using Business Innovation in Lean Times” at the 2011 Executive Leadership Conference.
In an interview after the panel with In Depth with Francis Rose, McClure said government is embracing innovation not simply for the “coolness” factor but for actual cost-savings.
“A lot of innovation now is quick hits,” McClure said.
Agencies are seeking “no brainer” solutions to help save resources and perform more efficiently, he said. The result is not one huge leap but “incremental changes,” McClure said.