2015 Bright Idea
District of Columbia
Innovations in American Government Awards
District of Columbia

In order to meet their agencies and constituents’ demands for modern, web-based applications, the District’s government moved to introduce cloud computing technology that was simple to implement so that that it would reduce workers’ dependency on IT staff. Savvy workers can use the QuickBase platform—a rapid application development environment—to implement their own small applications. This initiative has resulted in 1,500 web-based applications over the past three years, most of them built by non-IT workers in approximately 30 percent of time it takes to build traditional software.