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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Community Innovation Challenge: Incenting Creativity at the Local Level Posted on Apr 23

Community Innovation Challenge:  Incenting Creativity at the Local Level

One of the core components of the Commonwealth’s Innovation approach is to encourage a culture of innovation at all levels of government.  Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) Grants are competitively awarded to municipal governments who seek to change the way they do business. Lieutenant Governor Murray   …Continue Reading Community Innovation Challenge: Incenting Creativity at the Local Level

Commonwealth Citizens Connect: Using Technology to Create Dialogue Between Residents and Government Posted on Apr 23

Commonwealth Citizens Connect:  Using Technology to Create Dialogue Between Residents and Government

“Tree limb snapped, hanging on phone wires,” “Pedestrian street signs are down,” and “Pothole on Smith St” are common concerns reported each day to local governments across the United States.  But instead of a requiring a phone call, a letter, or an in-person trip, these   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Citizens Connect: Using Technology to Create Dialogue Between Residents and Government

Attention Software Publishers: 3 Steps to Doing Business with the Innovation Office! Posted on Apr 16

Attention Software Publishers: 3 Steps to Doing Business with the Innovation Office!

The initial projects from the Office of the Government Innovation Officer (OGIO) seek to deploy COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) and SaaS (software as a service) software solutions to address identified needs within the Commonwealth. Because OGIO is subject to Massachusetts procurement laws, regulations, and policies for   …Continue Reading Attention Software Publishers: 3 Steps to Doing Business with the Innovation Office!

One-Stop Business Portal Launches Posted on Apr 1

One-Stop  Business Portal Launches

Businesses interact with the Commonwealth every single day on a variety of matters – from accessing resources to understanding obligations and regulations.  In dialoguing with business owners, we found that some business owners knew exactly which persons and programs to contact within the state, easily   …Continue Reading One-Stop Business Portal Launches