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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Innovation at no cost? Learn how a mobile app can save MBTA riders and the Commonwealth money, time, and headaches on Commuter Rail and Ferry lines.
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Discover how collaboration within the federal government has produced an all-inclusive online portal designed to help businesspeople take advantage of government tools and benefits.
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Learn how Powerline, a web platform, seeks to increase civic engagement by connecting citizens and their leaders.
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Each year the Better Government Competition focuses on one of the country’s biggest challenges. The 2014 competition seeks technological solutions to create greater efficiency, transparency, cost-effectiveness, and higher quality service in the public sector. The Institute seeks creative ideas and approaches utilizing technology, information systems, and telecommunications to make government more affordable, accessible, efficient, and less susceptible to fraud, waste, and abuse. Importantly, we seek ideas that are protective of individual rights.
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These nine great ideas to help create and grow jobs were selected by a distinguished panel of judges commissioned by Pioneer Institute, a Boston-based think tank. The winner received $10,000, and the runners up each received $1,000.
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2013 WINNER: In traditional job training programs, the unemployed get training and hope they can find jobs that match their acquired skills up to 3, 6, or 9 months from now. Learn why on-the-job training may be the better option.