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Submission #8

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Submitted by Michael Howell
Fri, 04/13/2018 - 7:20pm

Maria Roat, Small Business Administration CIO, Promotes Innovation Sandbox

Maria Roat is an innovation champion; as the CIO of SBA, as a member of the Technology Modernization Fund Board, as a member of ACT's Executive Committee, and as an advisor to the Institute for Innovation. She saw the opportunity to take a sandbox she started at DOT and turn it into a government-wide asset.The Innovation Sandbox is “…an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capability that allows for simple, time-bound, hypothesis-based statistical experiments within a secure, controlled, cloud-based computing environment.” The idea for the sandbox emerged from a government innovators roundtable hosted by ACT-IAC’s Institute for Innovation. READ MORE

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