Innovation From Within: How One Employee-Built Tool is Revolutionizing VA  

NextGov: In 2008, Michael Gao was tasked by his boss at the D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center to find a way to digitize the resource management process.

After examining several web-based collaboration platforms, Gao and his team of software developers came up with an open-source solution called Light Electronic Action Framework, or LEAF, that has since spread like wildfire across VA, the second-largest federal agency.

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