As a follow-up to the Executive Order 13571 issued on April 27, 2011, requiring executive departments and agencies to identify ways to use innovative technologies to streamline their delivery of services to lower costs, decrease service delivery times, and improve the customer experience--Barack Obama has directed federal agencies to deploy Web APIs.
The Whitehouse CIO has released a strategy, entitled "Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People", providing federal agencies with a 12-month plan that focuses on:
- Enabling more efficient and coordinated digital services delivery
- Encouraging agencies to deliver information in new ways that fully utilize the power and potential of mobile and web-based technologies
- Requiring agencies to establish central online resources for outside developers and to adopt new standards for making applicable Government information open and machine-readable by default
- Requiring agencies to use web performance analytics and customer satisfaction measurement tools
President Obama has set the timeframe for roll-out and accountability at:
- Within 90 days of the date of this memorandum, create a page on its website, located at www.[agency].gov/digitalstrategy, to publicly report progress in meeting the requirements of the Strategy in a machine-readable format.
- implement the requirements of the Strategy within 12 months of the date of this memorandum and comply with the timeframes for specific actions specified therein
This site is dedicated to tracking on the evolution of the digital strategy, while trying to find new ways to discover, visualize and explore our federal governments digital strategy.