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Training the Next Generation of Government Innovators — ICYMI

Sabra Horne, former chief of the innovation hub within the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, discussed with ICYMI the need to train the next generation of public-sector innovators and how to do it.

Following more than a decade in the academic publishing world where she co-authored a number of professional criminal justice textbooks, Sabra Horne spent 15 years in government, including the Department of Justice, National Security Agency and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

During her public-sector career, she was frequently asked to do things that had never been done before — to innovate. Such experiences brought home the vital need for correctly communicating what one is trying to accomplish and creating a construct that works within an organization.

Her recent book Creating Innovation Navigators: Achieving Mission Through Innovation is meant as a blueprint for any organization, but especially for public-sector leaders who want to foster a culture of innovation among their workforce.

In this episode of ICYMI, Sabra Horne explains why innovation is especially difficult for government, discusses the key components of innovative organizations, outlines the concept of an "innovation pipeline" and explains how government can benefit from the "startup mindset."



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