Category: GovTech

Total 4 Posts

If you try to procure without risk, in the end, you’re more likely to fail

Michael Knapp is the CEO and founder of Green River, a software design and development firm that has worked extensively with local governments. He is passionate about social justice, and his firm’s most prominent recent project has involved working with cities to end homelessness. We spoke with him about his experiences with the government procurement

Tackling Homelessness in Seattle with Data-Driven Tools

The city of Seattle, Wash, has been changing the way they deal with homeless populations, and gathering data to drive some evidenced-based solutions. Now, with clear incentives and data collection, employees have a path forward for helping the homeless. But will it work? Journalist Rebecca Gale investigates.   Homelessness was on the rise in Seattle. In 2015,

To upgrade government technology, build a better procurement toolkit

Mariel Reed served as an Innovation Strategist for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, where she helped grow Startup in Residence into a national network connecting cities with startups. She recently founded CoProcure to help local governments find, buy, and share high-quality technology products from a more diverse group of vendors via streamlined,

They were passionate, but didn’t know there was a technical path to get there

Aneesh Chopra was the Secretary of Technology for Virginia before becoming the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Today he is the president of CareJourney, a company that uses open health data to provide patient-specific insights and workflow automation for care organizations. Tweet him at @aneeshchopra. From The Commons: Aneesh is also the author of