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RFI for Establishing a Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Center

 

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Abstract

The Federal Government intends to pursue a Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Center, which would be a public-private partnership focused on applied research that improves mission delivery, citizen services, and stewardship of public resources, as proposed in Delivering Government Solutions for the 21st Century: Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations. This non-governmental, public-private partnership would address operational and strategic challenges facing the Federal Government, both now and into the future, by engaging researchers, academics, non-profits, and private industry across an array of disciplines, such as data science, organizational behavior, and user-centered design.

Through applied research and live pilot testing, the GEAR Center would connect cutting-edge thinking with real-world challenges the Federal Government faces in serving Americans in the Digital Age. This means re-imagining possibilities for how citizens interact with the Government; rethinking the delivery of citizen services and data; reforming core processes (e.g., procurement, budget, IT investment and capital allocation); and exploring how the public-sector workforce can be developed, reskilled and redeployed in creative ways. The focus would be on the Federal Government, but we expect it could also involve interested State and local governments. While the Federal Government anticipates providing seed funding for the Center, we do not expect to maintain responsibility for long-term administration, staffing, and operational management. This request for information (RFI) seeks input from across sectors and disciplines on similar capabilities that already exist as well as key considerations in pursuing this initiative.

Comments are due by September 24, 2018

Document Date: 
Jul 23, 2018
 
Author (organization): 
U.S. Office of Management and Budget
 
Document type: 
Other
 
Interests: 
Acquisition
Emerging Technology
Gov-Ind Engagement
Innovation
Technology Management