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May 6, 2014
Stennis Space Center Ranks First in Innovation

Stennis Space Center, Miss., April 30, 2014—The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) is pleased to announce a recent survey named NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) as number one for innovation among federal agencies by the Partnership for Public Service (PPS).

This ranking comes on the heels of Stennis Space Center's recognition by PPS as the 2nd best place to work in the federal government. Stennis has the highest score of any agency in the rankings. Stennis actually saw a 1.6 point increase while most agencies actually saw a decline in their innovation score. In fact, none of the other large agencies were able to improve their overall innovation scores.

"We are pleased Stennis is a leader in Innovation," said EIGS President Craig Harvey, "It's no surprise our EIGS Regional Innovative Cluster is centered here."

With shrinking resources and complex new missions, federal agencies are trying to find ways to improve performance and deliver better results.  The PPS, Deloitte and Hay Group, as part of their analysis of the 2013 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government data, examined several areas, including: how innovative government is, which agencies excel in fostering innovation, and what drives innovation in the government space.

EIGS is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Innovative Cluster funded to support and develop geospatial businesses from Texas to Florida.  EIGS was founded at Stennis, known as an epicenter of geospatial research and commercialization, and is now headquartered near the federal city.  This ranking will assist cluster companies in recruiting talent to the area.

For more information on the survey visit, http://cdn.govexec.com/media/gbc/docs/pdfs_edit/042414kl1.pdf

For more information about EIGS, its business members, or how to join, please visit www.mseigs.com.

About EIGS

The EIGS cluster, whose geographic region currently encompasses the northern Gulf Coast from the Mississippi River to Pensacola, consists of similar and complementary organizations in the geospatial industry sector, including private companies, universities, associations, state agencies, and Federal agencies.  For more information, visit www.mseigs.com.

 

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