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>$100,000 PRIZE FOR GOVERNMENTAL TRANSFORMATION
>From IBM and the Ash Institute at Harvard's Kennedy School
>
>Who do you know that's engaged in transforming government and deserves more
>recognition? We need nominations for this award! Here's the story.
>
>From www.transformationaward.org: The "IBM Innovations Award in Transforming
>Government," administered by the Ash Institute, will recognize innovations
>across the globe that reflect tangible and sustainable improvements in policy,
>processes, quality, timeliness or effectiveness of public services.
>
>All levels of government -- central, state, local, tribal, and territorial --
>are eligible to apply for recognition of programs that cover the full scope of
>government activity, ranging from healthcare, education and social services to
>national security.
>
>“Increasingly, government must manage a diverse web of relationships to deliver
>value to citizens, said Stephen Goldsmith, Director of the Innovations in
>American Government Program at the Ash Institute, “and often this requires a
>profound change in the way that governments do business.”
>
>To win, a transformative change will require (a) innovation, (b) demonstrated
>effectiveness, (c) scope and significance, (d) collaboration, and (e)
>transferability.
>
>You can learn more about the award, and find the nomination form, at
>www.transformationaward.org. You can make nominations entirely on line.
>
>You can learn more about the Ash Institute at www.ashinstitute.harvard.edu.
>
>Two quite different examples of transformative innovation are “In Energy
>Conservation, Calif. Sees Light “ at
>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/16/AR2007021602274.html
>and “ShotSpotter,” at http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.04/shotspotter.html.
>
>Please nominate your favorite example of transformative government today!
>



David Jaber
Natural Logic
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