NASA Is Doing It
William Eggers, global director of Deloitte Services Research Public Sector, said that there are often systemic barriers to success when implementing big, paradigm-shifting projects in government. That's frustrating, Eggers admitted, but it's also useful for understanding -- and then developing frameworks -- for how to clear those barriers in the future. Eggers and a co-author, John O'Leary, wrote a new book called "If We Can Get a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done In Government," and Eggers gave XPS a sense of the ideas he and O'Leary came up with. One big idea? Crowdsourcing -- an idea NASA has put to use.
"NASA has always said there are more smart people outside an organization than inside, so how do we access them?" Eggers asked.