Empowerment and Innovation – A New Generation of Government

Empowering Citizens
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Intellipedia, IdeaFactory, FedSpace, A-Space, milSuite, cloud computing – technology in Washington DC is starting to sound an awful lot like Silicon Valley now, isn’t it? And for good reason – our Government has embraced technology like never before. While this technology is being implemented for everything from increasing transparency to improving collaboration, the common thread underlying all of it is innovation. In a government often stereotyped as being too slow, too bureaucratic, and too conservative, technology is unleashing a new generation of innovation in our government. Some of the most innovate ideas for improving government are coming not from the C-suite, but from the cubicle. How do we capture this innovation? How do we ensure that the best ideas rise up, regardless of the title of the person from where it came? What risks are we opening ourselves up to? What can we be doing better?

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Walton Smith

Booz Allen Hamilton

Walton Smith is one of Booz Allen’s thought leaders in Enterprise/Gov 2.0. Walton’s entrepreneurial approach has led Booz Allen teams to design, develop and implement social media strategies for government agencies and private sector clients. Currently he leads the firm’s internal corporate investment strategy to bolster the Knowledge Management and Information Sharing Program including the Hello.bah.com platform. Mr. Smith steered the successful Enterprise/Gov 2.0 engagement across multiple teams improving the flow of information to and from consulting staff, and increasing the value of collaborative outcomes. He ensured adoption and usage of the new enterprise program by integrating change management strategy with the implementation of IT technologies including social networking and enterprise search. Mr. Smith previously led the successful implementation of two firm wide Business Process Reengineering (BPR) efforts, and the firm’s Microsoft SharePoint implementation.

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