Challenge and Opportunity: Leveraging and Shaping Private Sector Innovation

December 2016
Topics: Federal Transition, Presidential Transition, Government Transition
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The federal science and technology (S&T) budget is sizeable, but the majority of the national investment is by the private sector. This is both a challenge and an opportunity for the incoming Trump administration: How can the federal government gently influence the direction of private investments to support national needs? How can federal agencies better leverage private-sector innovations to meet current and future goals?

Note: Transition of power after a Presidential election is complicated; preparing the federal government for a seamless shift to a new administration is crucial to continuing important work on behalf of the American people. MITRE will inform this transition by sharing our insights and experiences with those involved in transition planning and with leaders in the next administration. Our recommendations derive from the ongoing, practical guidance we provide our federal agency sponsors as they face critical national challenges.

This paper is part of a collection provided to our government sponsors; it supports MITRE’s focus on assisting new administration and career civil service leaders through the transition and beyond to achieve results that matter. To view all the papers in the collection, use the "Federal Transition" link in Topics, above.


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