Governance

Good digital governance leads to better internal team performance as well as better public digital experiences.

Governance provides a framework for decision-making by establishing standards and procedures and clarifying roles and responsibilities. Digital governance encompasses all aspects of website management and operation, including content, design, technical infrastructure, security, funding, and product, project, and program management.

21st Century IDEA & M-23-22

21st Century IDEA & M-23-22

Governance: essential knowledge

Governance events

Governance news

Why the American People Deserve a Digital Government

OMB released new policy guidance for government that includes a variety of actions and standards to help federal agencies design, develop, and deliver modern websites and digital services. Memo M-23-22, Delivering a Digital-First Public Experience, will make it seamless for the public to obtain government information and services online, and help agencies fully implement the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (21st Century IDEA). — via The White House

The White House logo

Sep 22, 2023

Resources on Governance

Tools and Services

  • Section508.gov

    Guidance for federal agencies on IT accessibility compliance.

More News and Events on Governance

52 posts

Why the American People Deserve a Digital Government

OMB released new policy guidance for government that includes a variety of actions and standards to help federal agencies design, develop, and deliver modern websites and digital services. Memo M-23-22, Delivering a Digital-First Public Experience, will make it seamless for the public to obtain government information and services online, and help agencies fully implement the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (21st Century IDEA). — via The White House

The White House logo

Sep 22, 2023

Senior Executives Part 5: Use Stories as Leading Indicators

Senior Executives Part 5: Use Stories as Leading Indicators—Executives often rely on productivity metrics to measure success, but these measures can obscure whether the software is actually working for users. Stories are a better resource to build a strategy between a senior executive and a product team. This is part five in a series on how senior executive and tech teams can be better allies. — via 18F

18F logo

Aug 25, 2022

Measuring and Justifying the Government Experience

Measuring and Justifying the Government Experience—Private sector organizations use revenue as the primary measurement to justify improving experiences. Many government services don’t have revenue as a lever, so how can we justify work to improve experience? The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) leveraged a few metrics on their team that fall into three categories: laws and regulations, improving the experience for users, and saving time for employees. — via Office of Natural Resources Revenue

Office of Natural Resources Revenue logo

Aug 19, 2022

Announcing Data Governance Charter Templates

Announcing Data Governance Charter Templates—As a part of our Resources and Advisory Support collection, the Data and Analytics (DA) team in the Centers of Excellence (CoE) has released three charter templates that can help federal agencies set up data governance groups and an Office of the Chief Data Officer. We developed these charter templates based on our experiences working with chief data officers (CDOs) and data practitioners across the federal government. These charters are designed to help federal government agencies set up data governance bodies to better use agency data securely and strategically. Although the charter templates don’t represent or constitute official guidance, they’ll help jump start your effort to build data governance structures within your agency. Tailor them to meet your agency’s specific needs. — via The Centers of Excellence

The Centers of Excellence logo

Jun 08, 2022

New Improvements to Regulations.gov Boost Transparency and Engagement

New Improvements to Regulations.gov Boost Transparency and Engagement—Almost a year ago, GSA launched a new version of Regulations.gov. While the new version came with significant improvements, customers requested the return of a few popular features from the previous version. We are happy to announce progress on the highest priority requests—improved public access to posted comments, and docket subscriptions—and new features that are coming soon. — via General Services Administration

General Services Administration logo

Jan 19, 2022

A Federal Guide to De-risk Government Technology Projects

A Federal Guide to De-risk Government Technology Projects—Written for cross-functional teams delivering IT services to their users, the Federal Field Guide to De-risk Government Technology offers guidance to federal agencies on how to structure software development teams, write contracts, and oversee agile software activities to reduce risks and improve outcomes for end-users. — via 18F

18F logo

Sep 09, 2020