Team Toolkit’s Road Show!

Hot. Muggy. Humid. Like a swamp (but not really). Yep, I’m talking about DC summers. The time when tourists and summer interns descend en masse upon the District, and the locals grumble about these visitors mistakenly standing on the left side of the metro escalators....

Video Tour of The Toolkit

As part of our ongoing commitment to experimenting and communicating, we recently put together this little “video tour” of the Innovation Toolkit. In a mere 9 minutes, we present detailed introductions to the six tools listed below (with handy links to the...

Minimum Viable Products & Prototypes

Remember the days of building a sandcastle in a sandbox, or creating a spaceship out of an old egg carton and tinfoil? These are examples of Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) and/or Prototypes! Perhaps you didn’t have the money to buy the latest Millenium Falcon when you...

What Makes A Good Problem Solver?

If you ask anyone on the ITK team (or really most people I work with), they’ll tell you I am always sharing articles. I recently came across this article about one person’s progression from sweeping floors to executive leadership, and instead of just emailing it to...

Interview with Dan Ward

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dan Ward, an outstanding member of the Innovation Toolkit (ITK) team and MITRE Innovation Catalyst. (Yes, that is his actual title. Fitting, right?) Dan describes himself as a positive, energetic person and I think it is safe to say...