To Innovate, Government Agencies Must Take Risks

May 29, 2018 7:50 PM ET

Booz Allen Principal Ben Marglin joined with Meroe Park, executive vice president at the Partnership for Public Service, to discuss the urgent need for government agencies to take a different approach to acquisition in a recent column for Government Executive.

While the recently released President’s Management Agenda states that efforts to transform government through major acquisitions are hamstrung by processes that “remain captive to a risk-averse culture that rewards compliance over creativity,” Marglin and Park recommend that, to truly innovate, agencies must “overcome the fear of failure and develop a willingness to take risks.”

Read the full opinion piece here.

Learn more about Booz Allen and the Partnership for Public Service here.