The U.S. needs innovators. Our outdated federal IT system is just one of the problems. Some agencies are still using floppy disks, and they are spending billions patching and repairing. Putting social manipulation ahead of innovation is a big problem. Although women now outnumber men in PhDs they are over represented in the social sciences, and are not innovators in the sciences. (They do write about it if you've ever looked at the research.) The exception is foreign born Chinese women living in the U.S. or who have become citizens. So do you manipulate hiring/appointing to include less qualified? Why are women avoiding the harder subjects? We've had special workshops and classes for young females for 40 years! I know because I helped teach them in the 1980s.
The demographics of innovation, Feb. 2016
"Rather than using entrepreneurship, advanced degrees, or patents filed as metrics to approximate the creation of successful, commercial inventions, we identify meaningful and marketable innovations and then study the people behind them."