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Featuring a Keynote Address by Former Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis & Welcome Remarks by Governor Charles D. Baker
Inmate Vocational Training, Improved Re-entry Programs and Officer Magnet School Win 2015 Better Government Competition

Inmate Vocational Training, Improved Re-entry Programs and Officer Magnet School Win 2015 Better Government Competition

Top Criminal Justice Reform Proposals To Be Highlighted at June Awards Gala Featuring Mass. Governor Charles Baker and Former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis BOSTON – Pioneer Institute’s 24th annual Better Government Competition received over 150 entries from non-profits and community groups, law enforcement agencies, and policymakers across the U.S. on the topic, “Improving Public … Continued

2015 Better Government Competition Awards Gala Featuring Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis & Mass. Governor Charlie Baker

2015 Better Government Competition Awards Gala Featuring Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis & Mass. Governor Charlie Baker

Former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis to Keynote 2015 Better Government Awards Gala 35-Year Law Enforcement Veteran to Address Criminal Justice Reform and Public Safety; Massachusetts Governor to Provide Welcome Remarks at June 24th Awards Dinner Edward F. Davis, security…

Enter the 2015 Better Government Competition: “Improving Public Safety and Controlling Costs in America’s Criminal Justice System”

Enter the 2015 Better Government Competition: “Improving Public Safety and Controlling Costs in America’s Criminal Justice System”

For 2015, Pioneer Institute seeks innovative ideas to reform America’s troubled criminal justice system by reexamining policies that have driven mass incarceration and resulted in significant fiscal and human costs. Competitive proposals will include creative approaches to reducing the state…

Making Care Coordination A Reality Through Modern Health IT

Making Care Coordination A Reality Through Modern Health IT

In today’s sharply divided political landscape, the rancorous ongoing debate over healthcare policy yields very few propositions that garner widespread bipartisan support among the nation’s policymakers. Yet here is one broadly supported proposition: to reduce the cost of care while…

Congratulations to Rich Bowlen of Northwoods, Winner of the 23rd Annual Better Government Competition

Congratulations to Rich Bowlen of Northwoods, Winner of the 23rd Annual Better Government Competition

Pioneer Institute Hosts 23rd Annual Better Government Competition Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Delivered Keynote at Awards Ceremony  Pioneer Institute recognized the winner and runners-up of its annual Better Government Competition at an awards dinner on Thursday, featuring a Keynote Address by Martin J.…

2014 Compendium of Winning Entries – Better Government Competition

2014 Compendium of Winning Entries – Better Government Competition

Read the winning proposals submitted for the 23rd annual Better Government Competition, whose theme was “Leveraging Technology to Improve the Private Sector”

2014 Winner: Increasing Productivity for Protective Services Agencies

2014 Winner: Increasing Productivity for Protective Services Agencies

Protective Services Agencies are burdened by paperwork and red tape. Learn how Northwoods’ Compass® application helps social workers use Cloud technology to increase productivity—which saves time and money and improves the quality of services provided to those in need.

2014 Runner Up: A No-Cost Innovation to Increase Access to Health Care

2014 Runner Up: A No-Cost Innovation to Increase Access to Health Care

Learn how a legislative change could increase the number of independent practices across America, giving more citizens affordable and accessible health care.

2014 Runner Up: An Online Portal for Handicap Parking Applications

2014 Runner Up: An Online Portal for Handicap Parking Applications

Discover how one state's Department of Motor Vehicles is using technology to streamline the handicapped parking application process and virtually eliminate a backlog of permit requests.

2014 Runner Up: Online Database to Streamline the Sale of Public Lands

2014 Runner Up: Online Database to Streamline the Sale of Public Lands

The US spends $1.7 billion each year on the maintenance of approximately 77,000 lots that sit empty and unused. Learn how an online database can save local governments money while generating economic development.

2014 Runner Up: Increasing Accessibility and Accountability in the City of Boston

2014 Runner Up: Increasing Accessibility and Accountability in the City of Boston

Discover how a repurposed bomb squad truck can you save you time, hassle, and headaches. Learn more about how City Hall To Go is serving up 47 public services to Boston communities.

2014 Special Recognition: Creation of a Federal RMV Could Save States Millions

2014 Special Recognition: Creation of a Federal RMV Could Save States Millions

By consolidating state DMVs and RMVs, each state can save upwards of $3 million annually, while saving their citizens time and trouble. Learn more about how a Federal Registry of Motor Vehicles can improve labor force liquidity while helping law enforcement do their jobs.

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Pioneer Institute’s 2014 Better Government Competition Awards

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Delivered Keynote Address at September Awards Dinner

Making Care Coordination A Reality Through Modern Health IT

Making Care Coordination A Reality Through Modern Health IT

In today’s sharply divided political landscape, the rancorous ongoing debate over healthcare policy yields very few propositions that garner widespread bipartisan support among the nation’s policymakers. Yet here is one broadly supported proposition: to reduce the cost of care while increasing both quality and efficiency, care should be coordinated across the myriad settings in which … Continued

The Open Data Analytics Initiative: Evaluating Online Delivery Systems

The Open Data Analytics Initiative: Evaluating Online Delivery Systems

The potential of virtual schools and other electronic-enabled channels for instruction is well-recognized in education reform circles today. Pioneer identified this potential in 2008, when it awarded the Florida Virtual School as the most innovative idea of that year’s Better Government Competition. With several proven models of success—the Florida Virtual School being one of the … Continued