Saved appropriated funds, or reduced cost to the public

National Archives/National Declassification Center

The National Declassification Center (NDC) at the National Archives and Records Administration was directed by the President to streamline the declassification of approximately 400 million pages of accessioned Federal records. In addition, the NDC … View more

National Archives/FOIAOnline

FOIAonline is an innovative multi-agency online portal that streamlines the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process under which the public can request access to records at Federal executive branch agencies. If adopted government-wide, the … View more

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

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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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