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.
When President Obama, in May 2012, issued a digital strategy initiative with specific milestones spanning the next 12 months, we immediately mobilized to systematically improve the ways that we provide government data and services to citizens.
Through our governance process, we are driving toward securely architecting our systems for interoperability and openness from conception. We are developing common standards and producing better content and data, with the goal of delivering it through multiple channels in device-agnostic ways. We are continually addressing privacy and security in a digital age. And, importantly, we are creating an environment where citizens are increasingly becoming partners in building a better government.
We are proud to say that we have successfully implemented the milestones, remaining agile and flexible as some of the reporting methods and deliverables were adjusted by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and are even more proud to say that we have fundamentally shifted the way that we are approaching digital government. As called for in the plan, our agency has also pioneered several government-wide solutions (called for in the strategy) which are helping all agencies implement this important initiative.
Track our progress and hold us accountable at our Milestones tab here at gsa.gov/digitalstrategy. And at our Developer tab (which can also be accessed via gsa.gov/developers) explore our growing list of API data sets which anyone can use to unlock government data.
We look forward to providing continual updates as we implement the Open Data Policy - Managing Information as an Asset. Our future holds the promise of gsa.gov/data and other exciting new developments.