The 15 Most Innovative Agencies in Government

Federal employees have once again rated NASA as the agency where innovation and creativity are most rewarded, according to an annual survey of the best places to work in the federal government.

Among large federal agencies, NASA also had the highest overall employee satisfaction scores, which took into account employees’ views on agency leadership, pay, work-life balance and strategic management.


The innovation rankings were derived from responses to the Office of Personnel Management’s annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Among other questions, employees were asked whether they feel “encouraged to come up with new and better ways of doing things” and whether “creativity and innovation” are rewarded at their agency.

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