Created greater efficiencies

Department of Homeland Security/Efficiency Review

In March 2009, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano launched the Efficiency Review, a Department-wide initiative to reduce costs, streamline processes, increase accountability and transparency, and provide enhanced customer service by improving the … View more

Environmental Protection Agency/Guiding Principles Innovation

Several laws, executive orders, and other documents address federal agencies’ environmental performance. For example, Executive Order (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, signed on October 5, 2009, introduced new greenhouse … View more

Government Accountability Office/Quality Assurance Framework Agency

GAO serves the public interest by providing the Congress, the executive branch, and the American people with accurate information, unbiased analysis, and credible recommendations on how to improve government performance and ensure government accountability … View more

National Archives/The Citizen Archivist Initiative

The National Archives has elevated the importance of public participation by creating a role for “citizen archivists” and encouraging substantive contributions like tags, transcripts, and digital images that increase public access to the records … View more

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Success Stories Defined

Agency officials have submitted their success stories in response to a Model A survey requesting innovative ideas that meet the some or all of the following criteria:

-Degree of Innovation
-Cost Savings to the Government and/or the Public
-Ability to Replicate Project or Initiative at other Agencies
-Reduction of Unnecessary Duplication
-Transparency
-Efficiency
-Customer Service
-Streamlining or Enhancing Public Participation in the Regulatory Process

These submissions will also be submitted to our esteemed judges for the Annual Walter Gellhorn Innovation Award.

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