The first two participants in Google’s new Government Innovation Lab say they hope to attempt nothing less than completely re-imagine local government services.
“We don’t know what the end product is going to be — just like in a hackathon,” said Tim Dupuis, CIO of Alameda County, Calif. “But we know that the talent we’re bringing to the table, both from the county and from Google, that the solutions are just going to be something spectacular.”
California’s Alameda and Kern counties are the first two governments chosen for the Innovation Lab. Google made the announcement in Reno, Nev., April 30 at the Government Social Media Conference & Expo. Four more local jurisdictions will be added to the program later this year.