In this post 9/11 and Katrina world we live in – how well government operates matters a great deal to all of us. Moreover, it’s a tough new world out there. The economy is in its worst crash since the Great Depression. State and local governments are in a fiscal crisis at a time when their services are needed most.
The Obama administration has promised serious change at the federal level. Meanwhile, state and local governments must change decade-old practices and adopt innovative new ideas.
I’m using this site to convene thinkers from around the country to weigh in on a critical issue. Can we use public procurement to drive innovation? If so, how do we encourage dialogue between the public and private sector that will produce innovation?
On March 23, 2009, The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) met in Chicago for their annual meeting. One of the panel discussions addressed this issue. Please join in the discussion and provide your thoughts.