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Call for Nominations: What Does It Take to Be Bold?

Nominations are open for the annual Bold program, a showcase of federal innovation on the edge.

What does it take to be bold in government today? A good idea. The will to succeed. Support from leadership. A budget. All of the above and maybe something more.

For the last two years, as part of the annual Fedstival, Government Executive and Nextgov have hosted the Bold event to showcase the federal employees and programs taking bold steps to innovate the way agencies serve citizens.

But being bold doesn’t always mean being showy. We’re looking for the unsung heroes of federal innovation: The people and programs that are making a real difference on the edge, whether or not the rest of the federal sector is aware of them.

What does it mean to be bold in 2018? We have some ideas, but want to hear from you. Nominate yourself or someone you know for this year’s Bold program and help others in government learn from innovative examples.

Past Bold events have included presentations from National Defense University, the Office of Management and Budget, USAID, National Park Service, 18F, General Services Administration, Agriculture Department and many more.

So, help us highlight the best of federal innovation at the third annual Bold showcase. Nominations are open through midnight on Aug. 10.

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