Posts By Peter Modigliani

DoD Has Erected Barriers To Innovation

The Defense Business Board has another great presentation, this one on Innovation – Attracting and Retaining the Best of the Private Sector. They highlight that DoD needs both sustaining and disruptive innovation. Sustaining innovation tends to be “top down”, addressing known problems with contracted and independent R&D. Disruptive innovation tends to be “bottom up”, theRead… Read more »

The Future of Work

Filed under: Change, Collaboration, Crowdsourcing, Enterprise 2.0, Innovation, IT, Knowledge Management Original post

Expectations of Intelligence in the Information Age

The digital information revolution has handed the U.S. intelligence community a slew of new challenges that are nowhere close to resolution, a new study says. The 21st-century problems range from mountains of data to accelerated pace of change to competing information flow from nongovernmental sources to fears of violating privacy and civil liberties, according toRead… Read more »

Better Buying Power 2.0

Frank Kendall, DoD’s Acquisition Executive, published a preliminary version of Better Buying Power 2.0 on Nov 13 “to ensure affordability and increase productivity in defense spending to deliver better value to the taxpayer and Warfighter”. Better Buying Power 2.0 encompasses 36 initiatives across seven focus areas: Achieve Affordable Programs Control Costs Throughout the Product LifecycleRead… Read more »

Army Doctrine via Collaborative Web Based Tools

The Army plans to have a new, easy-to-use method for Soldiers to access manuals and other military publications by 2015. The new 10-page Army Doctrine Publications will be available on videos. The more detailed Army Doctrine Reference Publications will be on interactive computer-based training. The Army Training Publications will be on a MilWiki site, aRead… Read more »

Reforming an Outmoded Government

Michele Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, had an interesting opinion piece in the Washington Post on Reforming an Outmoded Government. Federal agencies typically lack the expertise and experience to transform themselves into more effective and affordable enterprises With rising budgets (like the past decade), the focus tends to be on growth, notRead… Read more »

TEDxBoston – Andrew McAfee – Race Against the Machine

I highly recommend reading the book Race Against The Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy. Only $3.99 on Kindle. Filed under: Change, Innovation, IT Tagged: Andrew McAfee Original post

Identify and Prepare for Changes

Paul J. H. Schoemaker has a great article 9 Ways to See Change Coming. To master the art of anticipation, he recommends: Look for game changing information at the periphery of their business Search beyond the boundaries of current, prevailing views Recognize potential changes before the competition does Connect the dots of incipient trends byRead… Read more »

Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a Better Government

Jennifer Pahlka of Code for America has a brilliant TED discussion. Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can — and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments — and their neighbors. Filed under: Bureaucracy,Read… Read more »

Crowdsourcing Legislative Reviews

The House took steps last year to post bills online for three days prior to voting in PDF and XML format. If Congress truly wanted transparency and feedback from experts and average citizens on the draft legislation, they should add comment boards for each bill. Either at the bottom of the bill or at theRead… Read more »