The Role of Innovation and Technology in Driving Government Productivity

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K St. NW
610 A

With all levels of government facing a budget crunch, governments will have to find ways to cut costs without cutting servicesin other words, boost productivity.  But to date, boosting productivity in government operations has taken a back seat to other priorities. In fact, the federal government doesn’t even measure government productivity. Fortunately, information technologyincluding cloud computing, data analytics, kiosks, and mobile appsnow gives government the tools it needs to significantly boost the productivity of government operations. The real question is whether they will take advantage of them.

ITIF will host a panel discussion to examine how technology can drive government productivity and what needs to be done to take advantage of this opportunity, including policy reforms to spur technology adoption.