{"version":"20150408","show_thumbnails":false,"items":[{"id":78,"url":"http:\/\/govinnovators.com\/2014\/09\/defining-innovation\/","url_meta":{"origin":175,"position":0},"title":"Defining Innovation","date":"September 29, 2014","format":false,"rel":"nofollow","excerpt":"Definitions of innovation abound. And while we all live with variety and even ambiguity, it helps when people trying\u00a0 to innovate are on the same page about what it means. Dictionary.com defines innovation as \u201csomething new or different introduced.\u201d Peter Drucker described it as the effort to create purposeful, systematic\u2026","context":"In \"How To & Lessons Learned\"","img":{"src":"","width":0,"height":0},"classes":[]},{"id":216,"url":"http:\/\/govinnovators.com\/2015\/01\/innovate-view-conflict-differences-containing-value\/","url_meta":{"origin":175,"position":1},"title":"To Innovate, View Conflict As Differences Containing Value","date":"January 23, 2015","format":false,"rel":"nofollow","excerpt":"The first blog in this series, Conflict and Innovation, looked at how to make conflict productive by planning for conflict, knowing your options, and using conflict to learn. In this blog, we\u2019ll look more closely at how to plan for conflict. \u00a0 Conflict scholars talk about conflict as a value-neutral\u2026","context":"In \"How To & Lessons Learned\"","img":{"src":"","width":0,"height":0},"classes":[]},{"id":264,"url":"http:\/\/govinnovators.com\/2015\/04\/can-the-federal-government-innovate-it-buying-yes-if\/","url_meta":{"origin":175,"position":2},"title":"Can The Federal Government Innovate IT Buying? Yes, If...","date":"April 6, 2015","format":false,"rel":"nofollow","excerpt":"On March 27, 2015, OMB posted a job announcement for the first-ever Information Technology Category Manager (https:\/\/www.usajobs.gov\/GetJob\/ViewDetails\/398603900). Category management is the Federal Government\u2019s approach to rationalizing and streamlining acquisitions (http:\/\/gsablogs.gsa.gov\/gsablog\/2014\/04\/09\/the-future-fas-categorically-the-right-thing-to-do-for-taxpayers\/). The IT Category Manager (ITCM) will be responsible for managing IT acquisition as a category, for the first time. Kudos\u2026","context":"In \"How To & Lessons Learned\"","img":{"src":"","width":0,"height":0},"classes":[]}]}