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BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 10 2010

Here's a smart re-framing of my post on what says about government innovation from a federal contractor and correspondent with deep experience in the space:

The government has been doing challenges for a while...NASA, DARPA, etc. So, it's not that government is late to the game. It's just that the legal hurdles (whether real or perceived) are prohibitive to so many agencies.

The remarkable thing about is that it tells agencies, 'You don't have any more excuses.' It's sad that we have to do that, but it's the reality. I don't think the question is 'Why did it take so long to make' The question is 'Why did we need to create' And [the answer is] basically to get rid of fear/excuses/inertia.