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Digital Government Strategy & Open Data Policy

The Digital Government Strategy (PDF | HTML5), released on May 23, 2012, takes a coordinated, information- and customer-centric approach to changing how the Federal Government works and delivers services to the American people.

The government must be able to deliver information and services to the American people anytime, anywhere and on any platform or device. For far too long, agencies delivered their information in programmatic silos, missing opportunities for coordination or collaborative partnerships. The Digital Government Strategy was developed to provide agencies with guidance on improving digital services and to enable the government to thrive within the fast-paced, ever-changing world of technology.

Designing for openness from the start – making open data the default for government IT systems and embracing the use of web APIs – will enable government to more easily deliver information and services through multiple channels, including mobile, and engage the public and America’s entrepreneurs as partners in building a better government.


Read the Latest

The Potential of Mobile Apps (May 23, 2013)
Creating a Foundation for Mobile Security
 (May 23, 2013)
Digital Strategy: Delivering Better Results for the Public (May 23, 2013)

CIO Council Releases New Recommendations on Standardized Digital Privacy Controls (December 14, 2012)
CIO Council Report on Barriers, Gaps, & Opportunities for Government Use of Mobile Technology (December 14, 2012)
Building Blocks of a 21st Century Government
(August 23, 2012)
Enabling a Mobile Workforce through Bring Your Own Device (August 23, 2012)
CIO Council 3- Month Deliverables under Digital Strategy (August 23, 2012)


CIO Council Documents

Adoption of Commercial Mobile Applications within the Federal Government
Federal Mobile Security Baseline
Federal Mobile Security Baseline (Appendix A)

Mobile Computing Decision Framework
Mobile Computing Decision Framework (Appendix B)

Mobile Security Reference Architecture

Recommendations on Standardized Digital Privacy Controls

Government Use of Mobile Technology
Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Toolkit (PDF | HTML)
Digital Services Governance Recommendations



Digital Government Strategy
Presidential Memorandum: Building a 21st Century Digital Government

Executive Order 13571 – Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service

Executive Order 13576 – Delivering an Efficient, Effective, and Accountable Government