Highlighting Innovation in Government

03 Nov

Highlighting Innovation in Government

We started NetComm with a mission to drive innovation in government and find new ways to align technology with functionality and vision to support federal missions. At the time, incremental innovation occurred everywhere but breakthrough innovation—the kind that leverages new technologies and business models to drive down costs and improve services— largely remained in the province of the private sector. From the onset of the company, NetComm was established to change that paradigm.

In today’s economic climate, government innovation is not defined by agencies’ ability to build Hoover Dams but by uncovering creative ways to act upon new ideas, while maximizing limited resources. Innovation also refers to improving the government’s ability to engage the public, take calculated risks, and harness new technologies. The pressures on governments to be more accountable and provide measurable results to citizens have never been greater.

At NetComm, we believe that innovation in government rests on the following key tenets:

  • Automate and simplify daily functions
  • Sunset outdated infrastructure and processes
  • Create open feedback loops with management to improve communications
  • Drive opportunities to save time, budgets, and unwarranted complexities
  • Empower the end-user

Over the past 30 years, we’ve found that the government’s ability to innovate is directly related to each department’s capacity to replace incumbent infrastructure with agile, modular, and adaptable solutions. This is why we invested in transitioning to public cloud architecture and pursued a FedRAMP certification. The cloud enables us to deploy our technology in hours, not weeks or months, deliver upgrades seamlessly with no workload interruptions, and to secure customers’ data and assets.

An important feature of the NetComm Beacon solution suite is its self-serving capability. With an easy-to-use, intuitive interface, anyone can be a power user, without any technical training prerequisites. Conversely, wider adoption rates drive more informed insights to enable department heads to easily track results and comply with mandates.

Advancing innovation by harnessing the potential of data is only the tip of the iceberg. In 2017 and beyond, data analytics technologies, if applied to solve problems pragmatically, can pave the way for a more secure, open, transparent and efficient government.