Procurement innovation may sound like an oxymoron, but government spending is a common thread in all of our most important policy debates: healthcare, infrastructure, tech. You name it. This post is a response to Jen Pahlka’s call for ideas leading up to Code for America’s 2018 Summit to improve how governments work with technology vendors to deliver better services and more cost-effective outcomes for every taxpayer dollar. That’s a goal we whole-heartedly support, and below are our suggestions for accelerating procurement innovation beyond the tech sector.

Communities across the country are looking for ways to leapfrog to smarter, more sustainable…

Shalini Vajjhala

Founder & CEO, re:focus partners — Co-founder @_The_Atlas Marketplace — Former EPA, current resilience renegade

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