Startups get connected with developer job trainees who create their
dev website or prototype programming code
Learn about our project to help the unemployed by teaching them
computer programming and then matching them with low-budget startups
who need developers or web designers.
The Open Impact campaign calls
on residents and city leaders to lead the charge for revolutionizing
the way our city governments deliver services and interact with
residents. The Open Impact website (http://openimpact.us)
provides resources for open government advocates and city officials
to use when promoting a more efficient, transparent, and participatory
Our passion is to help government
Governments are cash strapped and
have severe budget deficits. The Center for Government Interoperability,
a nonprofit organization, is launching an innovation agenda designed to
save governments from tough economic times and directly address budget
This site is for government organizations of all levels, federal, state,
municipal, tribal. We want to help mayors run their cities better, state
officials from accountants to police officers manage their organizations
more efficiently, and federal execs and staff improve day-to-day business
processes, emergency preparedness and national security. The Center for
Government Interoperability (CFGIO) is a nonprofit organization that administers
several programs to improve government.
eBay Style Marketplace for Cost Saving Apps
Marketplace Bidding System. The
Center manages a special community of commercial software developers
who have pledged to only build software that can be shared by all
other government agencies. The cost of the shared software significantly
drops as multiple government agencies participate. Our developers
have pledged to work collaboratively with each other to integrate
their products in order to give government the highest quality software
at the lowest price through collective government purchasing power.
CFGIO's new business model brings vendors to our organization that
are dedicated to giving government extra value by eliminating redundant
computer systems throughout local, state and federal government.
It is through this collective sharing model that the Center can
provide extraordinary savings in software.
Government Sharing Software
Free meeting place for government
app sharing. A free service that the Center provides is that
it acts as a meeting place for all government agencies to come together
to share software gov-to-gov via its marketplace where government
organizations interested in the same functionality can meet and
then build and host the software themselves.
Take the risk out of new projects
Collective Prototyping is
Now Available! The Center offers government vendor-assisted
individual agency prototyping, or a venue to find other like-minded
government agencies to collectively prototype shared systems. Our
goal is to get government inexpensive prototypes, collectively sharing
the same system if possible, so that government business analysts
can experiment in a safe and innovative environment to save money
and keep under project reporting thresholds. Project feasibility
becomes more tangible and benefits both government and vendors.
Improving Every Dimension of Government
There is a tremendous opportunity to integrate innovation. The Center's
Multi-Discipline Solutions program provides a service that combines
certified process improvement teams from multiple disciplines and
brings them all together to provide recommendations to individual
government agencies. Each discipline expert has unique skills to
view opportunities from a different perspective. An example would
be a procurement expert that trains your procurement staff to save
money in many areas of the procurement process such as licensing,
group purchases and contract management. Another discipline is printer
management, where an expert calculates the total cost of ownership
of printers and toner to save potentially thousands of dollars a
month. Other examples of disciplines include security, energy, mobile
apps and many others.
All of the experts that you select to work with integrate their
solutions in order to leverage on-site collaboration opportunities
they have with other experts while they are working with you at
the same time. For example, the procurement expert would work with
the print management expert to create an optimal plan for printer/toner
The Center's goal is to provide a whole range of enterprise-wide
improvements in a holistic sense to government areas we engage with.
We look forward to saving you money, improving citizen services
and building innovation into government.
Good ideas from citizens are implemented faster through
collaboration and market incentives
Citizen Suggestion Database.
Today's social media environment can greatly leverage citizen participation
in government. The Center creates a citizen suggestion database
and discussion forum that commercial vendors can search for feasible
projects that save government money. Citizens and government employees
post suggestions to the public database. Commercial software developers
and other commercial companies evaluate the ideas, and they can
transparently post project proposals, or even prototypes of valuable
ideas. The government organization that is the subject of the recommendation
may then choose to implement it. Commercial companies do the initial
analysis work and prioritize the best recommendations.
There are many ideas which hold no revenue potential for the Centers
vendor community, but are highly valuable to government. Government
organizations themselves may also review citizen ideas for innovative
Commercial companies and government organizations may vote on the
suggestions' return-on-investment potential, which creates a prioritized
list on the Center's site.
An example would be a citizen recommends that a mobile app be created
to help drivers who are locked out of their car, find the nearest
licensed locksmith. A commercial vendor viewing that suggestion
could create a prototype, propose it on our website, and the state
licensing board could purchase and implement the app thereby improving
The Center evolves the citizen suggestion website concept. It brings
citizens, private industry, and government into an innovative environment
where good ideas are implemented faster through collaboration and