How do you innovate at scale within the federal government?

How do you innovate at scale within the federal government?
How do you get past "that's the way we've always done it" to find new and innovative ways to do things? Bryan Sivak brought scientific methods to the US Department of Health and Human Services and shifted the conversation so now they say "Let’s test it out. Let’s experiment."

Speaking at the 2014 re:Work event, Sivak, former Chief Technology Officer for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), shared strategies used at the federal level for developing innovative solutions to workforce problems. Working within an agency of 90,000 employees and 11 operating divisions, HHS created the Idea Lab to create and test new business practices inside an otherwise bureaucratic organization. Sivak brought teams together to participate in design thinking labs, and invested in them to test their ideas using data and experimental models to measure results.