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Building Obama’s lean startup in America’s biggest bureaucracy — Elaine Chen

From TechBeacon What do you do when tasked with making the US government work like a lean startup? “Just start,” advises Hillary Hartley. Or, as we say in startup country: “JFDI.” Hartley is the cofounder and deputy executive director of 18F, a government organization that causes quite a bit of cognitive dissonance. On the one hand, it’s a team firmly embedded within the 11,495-person General Services Administration (GSA), with a $23.9 billion operating budget. Yet its website explains that it’s “built in the spirit of America’s top tech startups.” Launching a lean startup in the federal government 18F is one of the “Obama lean startups” created under the leadership of former US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, who was tasked with the mission of remaking the aging and in many cases woefully outdated digital infrastructure underneath the government. The big idea behind 18F is to leverage world-class designers, developers, and … Read More »The post Building Obama’s lean startup in America’s biggest bureaucracy — Elaine Chen appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >

Would a ‘Brexit’ matter to America? A former British diplomat on what’s at stake — Phil Budden

From WBUR Cognoscenti Given the decibel level of the current U.S. presidential elections, Americans can be forgiven for missing an equally lively debate underway in Britain over whether the country should remain in the European Union (EU) or not. A debate the press and financial markets have dubbed “Brexit” – short for “British exit.” As dramatic as any Shakespeare play, the sound and fury from Britain in the run-up to the June 23 vote is sure to be deafening. And while Americans can be forgiven for favoring the latest pictures of the Royal Family or the pageantry of the Queen’s 90th birthday, over, say, the arcane details of the referendum to remain in the EU, make no mistake: Britain’s upcoming sovereign decision matters greatly to those in the U.S. Here’s why. First, there are American interests in the EU, a club of 28 sovereign nations. Under British leadership, those nations … Read More »The post Would a ‘Brexit’ matter to America? A former British diplomat on what’s at stake — Phil Budden appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >






 

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