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Digital Strategy

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The Digital Government Strategy is aimed at building a 21st century government that works better for the American people. The strategy's three primary goals are to:

  • Enable the American people and an increasingly mobile workforce to access high-quality digital government information and services anywhere, anytime, on any device.
  • Ensure that as the government adjusts to this new digital world, we seize the opportunity to procure and manage devices, applications, and data in smart, secure, and affordable ways.
  • Unlock the power of government data to spur innovation across our nation and improve the quality of services for the American people.

Developer Resources

The GSA actively promotes the innovative application of agency data in public and private sectors. connects citizen developers with the tool they need to unlock government data.

Software developers and researchers can use these resources to help people find useful government information.

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

Use of this API is subject to Terms of Service for's Developer Resources.

  • American Job Center Resource API
    American Job Center partners with O'Net to provide a variety of APIs useful for jobseekers.

  • BusinessUSA Resource Access API
    BusinessUSA connects businesses to government services and information. The API provides access to resource abstracts including programs, services, data, events, and more.

  • Citizen Topics API
    This API lists the topics that we use to organize content on You can access it via the /tags call to the Social Media Registry.

  • Corporate Consumer Contact Information provides this API based on the information collected for its Consumer Action Handbook (PDF) print publication. The API was originally developed for a Consumer Complaint Letter Wizard that helps consumers create complaint letters.

  • Data Center Consolidation API
    The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative inventory and track the progress efforts to consolidate US government data centers.

    The government-wide data catalog available at is entirely consumable through this API.

  • DigitalGov Search API
    Provides DigitalGov Search customers their search results in XML, JSON, or JSON-P. This API is only available for use on official government websites. Sign in is required.

  • FBOpen
    The FBOpen API provides an interface to allow easier access to a range of business opportunities with the federal government.

  • FedBizOpps Documentation
    In addition to the ability to interact directly with FedBizOpps using its on-line web interface, the service supports Web Services for Federal buyers to post information to the database using their agency’s electronic procurement system.

  • Federal Procurement Data System - FPDS API
    The Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) Next Generation has been re-engineered as a real-time federal enterprise information system. Web services based on SOAP and XML, implemented using Java technologies, are used in FPDS-NG to provide interoperability with various federal procurement systems.

  • Federal Procurement Data System - FAADS API
    The Federal Award Assistance Data System (FAADS) has been re-engineered as a real-time federal enterprise information system. Web services based on SOAP and XML, implemented using Java technologies, are used in Federal Assistance module to provide interoperability with various federal assistance systems.

  • Federal Agency Directory API Documentation
    This API contains directory information about federal agencies, such as contact methods, in English and Spanish.

  • Government Jobs API
    This API returns job openings across the federal government and includes all current openings posted on that are open to the public and located in the United States. It also includes some state and local government jobs.

  • .Gov Domains API
    This dataset offers the list of Federal Executive Agency internet domains.

  • API is a URL shortener for government employees. The API can shorten, preview, and show clicks on short URLs.

  • Mobile App Gallery API Documentation
    The App Gallery features mobile apps and websites from government agencies on a variety of platforms in English and Spanish.

  • MyUSA Citizen API
    The MyUSA Citizen API is how Apps interact with Accounts.

  • MyGov Discovery API
    The MyGov Discovery API provides a services to discover related government content. Each page is assigned tags, which are used to find similarly tagged pages.

  • Per Diem API
    This API contains maximum lodging reimbursement per diem rates and the meals and incidental (M&IE) rates for 392 locations across the continental United States for Fiscal Year 2013.

  • Product Recall Data API
    This API returns food, car, and product safety data and recalls.

  • Social Media Registry API
    The Social Media Registry is an official source of information about federal government social media accounts.

  • Sustainable Facilities Tool API
    The Sustainable Facilities Tool offers useful sustainable guidance and tools for a variety of roles.

  • System for Award Management API
    The SAM API is a RESTful method of retrieving public information about the businesses or individuals (referred to as "entities") within the System for Award Management data set.

Data Feeds

  • Data URLs are created whenever anyone shortens a .gov or .mil URL using bitly.

  • Frequently Asked Questions XML
    The contents of our frequently asked questions are available in XML, in English and Spanish.


Further Resources


Senior Official
Leading GSA's 
Digital Strategy

Kathy Conrad
Acting Associate




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Open Data

GSA will release agency data to the public via its Open Data webpage in a proactive manner on a continuing basis.