Saved appropriated funds, or reduced cost to the public

Social Security Administration (SSA)/Data-Driven Decision-making

The Best Practice implemented by the Appeals Council at the Social Security Administration is data-driven decisionmaking. The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) has the world’s largest administrative review process, and within ODAR, … View more

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/IT Labs

The NASA IT Labs program provides a platform for IT innovation at NASA, empowers the NASA workforce to seek solutions in IT, identifies and seizes opportunities to make progress quickly and affordably, supports the … View more

National Science Foundation (NSF)/Data Analytics in Grant Making

No other Federal government organization, or any other organization, uses data analytics on grant award expenditure transactions to surface high risk expenditures on grant awards that are otherwise invisible. Dr. Baker is the architect … View more

Department of Agriculture/Substituting Telework for Transit Subsidies

Per the 2012 Status of Telework in the Federal Government Report, published by the Office of Personnel Management, it is reported that among those Federal employees who teleworked, 31% did so once per week, … 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
-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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