The General Service Administration is on the hunt for great ideas.
The acquisition and facilities management arm of the federal government is looking for ways to become leaner, said Dan Tangherlini, GSA’s acting administrator, and it is enlisting the help of its entire workforce.
The Great Ideas Hunt, which spawned 600 new concepts and more than 20,000 comments, is just one way GSA is looking to improve efficiency. All agencies should more fully embrace crowdsourcing, Tangherlini told attendees of Government Executive’s Excellence in Government conference.
Crowdsourcing means “giving up on the notion that you know the nature of the solution you’re seeking,” Tangherlini said.
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