From curing diseases to helping launch the internet, the federal government has a history of innovation that has improved the lives of Americans and advanced societal interests. Despite this legacy, outdated systems, rules and processes hinder innovation at a time when government must grapple with a wide array of critical and complex 21st-century challenges.

In “Risk and Reward: A Framework for Federal Innovation,” the Partnership for Public Service, in collaboration with Slalom Consulting, investigated innovative federal organizations and what made them successful. The report provides a framework for federal agencies seeking to innovate and meet the constantly evolving needs of the public.

Read the report to see the 10 characteristics of innovative government organizations that can foster creative problem-solving, deliver operational changes and improve institutional performance.

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