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Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People

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Federal Chief Information Officer, Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People (May 23, 2012) (full-text).

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The Digital Government Strategy sets out to accomplish three things:

  • Enable the American people and an increasingly mobile workforce to access high-quality digital government information and services anywhere, anytime, on any device. Operationalizing an information-centric model, we can architect our systems for interoperability and openness, modernize our content publication model, and deliver better, device-agnostic digital services at a lower cost.
  • 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. Learning from the previous transition of moving information and services online, we now have an opportunity to break free from the inefficient, costly, and fragmented practices of the past, build a sound governance structure for digital services, and do mobile "right" from the beginning.
  • Unlock the power of government data to spur innovation across our Nation and improve the quality of services for the American people. We must enable the public, entrepreneurs, and our own government programs to better leverage the rich wealth of federal data to pour into applications and services by ensuring that data is open and machine-readable by default.

The Digital Government Strategy complements several initiatives aimed at building a 21st century government that works better for the American people. These include:

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