CIO Council Releases IT Policy Library

Jul 24, 2015 |

The CIO Council recently published an IT Policy Library database in order to provide agency innovators with a searchable, comprehensive collection of IT reporting and action requirements for federal agencies. Craig Jennings, Senior Advisor at the Federal CIO Council, was instrumental in the implementation of the resource library. Craig believed that all of the policies Read »

How Governance Supports Your Agency’s Digital Government Strategy

Jun 12, 2015 |

It seems that everyone these days is talking about “governance.” But what is it, really, and how can you make good governance usable in your agency? The federal government developed the Digital Government Strategy to deliver better Web services to the American people. The strategy is based on the notion of focusing on customers—the American Read »

US, Canada, and Mexico Collaborate to Improve Open Government and Digital Services

Mar 13, 2015 |

Many forces are converging to strengthen the political, economic and commercial ties that bind the United States, Canada and Mexico. The GSA Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies (OCSIT) has anticipated this drive toward collaboration for decades, building a network of links among the three nations’ Chief Information Officers and other national technology and Read »

Hacking the Bureaucracy One Task at a Time

Jun 23, 2014 |

Are you having trouble getting training or professional development opportunities? Federal employees can gain access to a variety of professional development opportunities and work on digital projects across the government through the Open Opportunities program. Read »

Facebook Increases Public Service Verification to Improve Citizen Engagement

Jun 9, 2014 |

Facebook is now the first social media platform to start verifying all federal government pages with their signature blue checkmark using the Federal Social Media Registry API. The Federal Social Media Registry provides the singular source that allows social media platforms to quickly collect real government accounts—emphasizing the critical need to ensure the trust, quality and Read »

Government IT Is a Small World

May 28, 2014 |

The world is getting smaller all the time for those who deal with issues of information technology (IT) in government. GSA’s long-standing relationships with high-level government IT officials in other countries are becoming more and more useful to the smooth functioning of government. With the widespread use of the Internet to conduct government business, IT Read »

PolicyOps—A Better Way to Create and Implement Government Policies and Programs?

Apr 10, 2014 |

“PolicyOps” is a better way to create and implement government policies and programs through cutting-edge data analytics and new collaboration methods. PolicyOps (“Policy” plus “Operations”) is a new proposal for improving policy making and policy implementation. Based on a cutting-edge IT management method, DevOps (“Development” plus “Operations”), PolicyOps has two major concepts. First, closer collaboration Read »

Sharing Information Across and Within Organizations Shouldn’t Be Challenging!

Nov 4, 2013 |

Are you involved in a collaborative project where you need to share information? Whether it is within an organization across units or external to an organization – across agencies, or levels of government – sharing of information can be fraught with challenges. The Center for Technology in Government, (CTG) University at Albany, New York has released Read »

Chief Digital Officer: Roles and Responsibilities

Jun 6, 2013 |

In my previous blog post, I asked if your agency needs a Chief Digital Officer and before you answer maybe you’d want to know what exactly would a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) do at your Agency? According to Tim Bourgeois of , the biggest asset a CDO brings Read »

Does Your Agency Need A Chief Digital Officer?

May 30, 2013 |

Russell Reynolds Associates, the senior-level executive search firm, says that the last 2 years have seen the rise of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO), a senior executive who sits at the right hand of the CEO. According to the consulting firm Gartner, 25% of organizations will have a Chief Read »

How NASA Chose a New Content Management System

Nov 21, 2012 |

A case study on how NASA is choosing a new enterprise content management system (CMS). The Challenge needs a new enterprise CMS. They’re facing issues such as software obsolescence, inconsistent website governance, and a large amount of unstructured content stored in flat HTML files. Their current system is almost a decade old, and the Read »

Digital Government Strategy Milestones Report

Aug 29, 2012 |

Yesterday marked three months since the release of the Digital Government Strategy and agencies have been making great strides in meeting the milestones toward building a 21st Century Government. In his blog, Building-blocks of a 21st Century Digital Government, Steve Van Roekel said: Executing on this vision of government cannot happen Read »

Agile “Sprinting” to Digital Governance Recommendations

Aug 12, 2012 |

To help agencies produce better decision-making across the organization about how to best spend resources on digital services and manage their data, the Digital Government Strategy tasked the Digital Services Advisory Group with “recommending guidelines on agency-wide governance structure for developing and Read »

Hitting the Ground Running With the Digital Strategy

Jun 27, 2012 |

Last month, the Obama Administration launched the Digital Government Strategy (PDF/ HTML5), a comprehensive roadmap aimed at building a 21st Century Digital Government that delivers better digital services to the American people. Read »