By Chuck Brooks, vice president and client executive, Department of Homeland Security
The Obama administration in 2012 made its mark in the United States federal government history by taking definitive action to transform government through better use of information technology and data. The goal: to bring the federal government’s IT infrastructure and processes into the 21st century, closing the IT gap that had opened between the private and public sectors.
Since the implementation of President Obama’s Digital Government Strategy, federal government has been more open, accessible and efficient – and agencies are continuing to push the envelope.
However, the road to a digital government is a long one. How long, you ask? Well, we wanted to find out too. To get a better understanding of how agencies are progressing in digital government practices and policies, we partnered with FedScoop to create the 2014 Digital Government Survey. This survey explores how digital government is making agencies more successful in delivering services to citizens in the 21st century, and how federal agencies are interpreting the digital government strategy.
The survey feedback was impressive – with more than 250 respondents participating. So far, we’ve noticed that almost all respondents agree that creating a digital government is a good idea, but three-quarters of government respondents say they lack the resources to enable a successful digital strategy. Stay tuned as we crunch more numbers and roll-out the results in a few weeks. We will share the results of the survey on this blog.
You’ll also hear from our guest contributor, Goldy Kamali, founder and CEO at FedScoop, in which she will lend her unique perspective on the survey results. Ms. Kamali is known for her ability to bring the brightest and most influential IT leaders from The White House, government agencies, and tech industry together to exchange best practices and collaborate to achieve common goals. We look forward to her contribution!