Telecommuting, mobile devices, cloud computing and social media are among the General Service Administration‘s avenues for innovation,, acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said Thursday.
According to GovExec, Tangherlini was a panelist for a seminar on innovation in the public and private sectors at The George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
Jay Schnitzer, director of DARPA’s defense sciences office, and Shelley Metzenbaum, associate director for performance and personal management at the Office of Management and Budget, also represented the government at the seminar.
Charles Clark reports Bruce Chew, global thought leader at the Monitor Group consulting firm, provided a private sector perspective.
According to Clark, Tangherlini also highlighted crowdsourcing as a GSA innovation, citing an initiative where citizens submit ideas to Challenge.gov and another initiative where agency employees gave 632 suggestions to the Great Ideas Hunt.
GSA also markets services such as bulk purchasing and fleet management to other parts of the government, Tangherlini said, according to Clark.