Walter Copan, Ph.D
Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
Chief Technology Officer of the United States
❝The drive for excellence, advancement, and innovation in the United States has brought forth significant discoveries, developed life-saving research, and improved the quality of life for millions of Americans.❞
This goal will: improve the transition of federally funded innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace by reducing the administrative and regulatory burdens for technology transfer and increasing private sector investment in later-stage research and development (R&D); develop and implement more effective partnering models and technology transfer mechanisms for Federal agencies; and enhance the effectiveness of technology transfer by improving the methods for evaluating the ROI and economic and national security impacts of federally funded R&D, and using that information to focus efforts on approaches proven to work.
Federal Agencies can identify and streamline operational processes to improve the pursuit of mission outcomes and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of government.
September 19, 2019
September 2019 Updates Show Progress on Cross-Agency and Agency Priority Goals
Today, teams tasked with implementing the Federal government’s high-priority initiatives released their September 2019 progress updates for both Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals and Agency Priority Goals (APGs).
August 14, 2019
2019 revision to OMB Circular A-11, Part 6: Strengthening the Policy Framework for Improving Program and Service Delivery
Recently, OMB released its annual update to OMB Circular A-11. If you find yourself asking what is OMB Circular A-11, you’re probably not alone and certainly in good company – this is definitely one of Performance.gov’s ‘wonkier’ news posts.