The Office of Management and Budget unveiled a long-awaited roadmap today on how federal agencies are to more fully embrace, and prioritize the use of, digital technology.
The new strategy — “Digital Government: Building A 21st Century Platform To Better Serve The American People” — lays out a framework and a set of action plans over the next 12 months for moving information safely and securely to the right stakeholders while using fewer resources.
Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel will discuss the strategy along with Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City this morning. (TechCrunch is a subsidiary of AOL.)
The strategy also outlines a plan for agencies to execute a strategic approach to help government “innovate with less” and deliver better citizen services as well as the creation of a FedRAMP for mobile effort and a new innovation center run by the General Services Administration.
What began as a plan to lay out a mobile government strategy, announced by VanRoekel at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, quickly evolved into a more comprehensive effort that led to the strategy released today because of the need to reduce substantial duplication of email systems, data centers, websites and other independent systems across federal agencies.
Van Roekel is expected to describe the new digital government strategy in greater detail at an event being held by the ACT-IAC and AFFIRM on Thursday in Washington.