The Obama administration launched a Federal Digital Strategy in May, which presents the administration's plans to improve digital services to American citizens.
A White House press release explains the need for the digital strategy in government agencies:
Today’s amazing mix of cloud computing, ever-smarter mobile devices, and collaboration tools is changing the consumer landscape and bleeding into government as both an opportunity and a challenge. New expectations require the Federal Government to be ready to deliver and receive digital information and services anytime, anywhere and on any device. It must do so safely, securely, and with fewer resources. To build for the future, the Federal Government needs a Digital Strategy that embraces the opportunity to innovate more with less, and enables entrepreneurs to better leverage government data to improve the quality of services to the American people.
The administration seeks to keep data useful and accessible to citizens, maintain a shared platform between advisory groups, satisfy customers and provide high-level web security and privacy.
“I want us to ask ourselves every day, how are we using technology to make a real difference in people’s lives," President Obama said on WhiteHouse.gov earlier this year.
This infographic embodies the administration's digital plan and states the goals that are behind each factor of the plan.
What does your agency's digital strategy look like?