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Steven VanRoekel

Chief Information Officer of the United States 

A Smarter, More Innovative Government for the American People

Obama Gov Innovation

Editor’s note: Yesterday, President Obama and Vice President Biden met with Cabinet members and other senior officials to lay out a vision for building a better, smarter, faster government. The President highlighted innovations that are already making a difference, and discussed the importance of new technologies for achieving that vision.  His remarks reinforce our need to think about how technology can extend the reach…

Digital Strategy: Delivering Better Results for the Public

White House

Today marks one year since we released the Digital Government Strategy (PDF/ HTML5), as part of the President’s directive to build a 21st Century Government that delivers better services to the American people. The Strategy is built on the proposition that all Americans should be able to access information from their Government anywhere, anytime, and on any device; that open…

Landmark Steps to Liberate Open Data

White House

Editor’s note: Yesterday, the White House issued an Executive Order and an accompanying Open Data Policy, as well as a series of complementary actions. According to the press statement, “The Executive Order requires that, going forward, data generated by the government be made available in open, machine-readable formats, while appropriately safeguarding privacy, confidentiality, and security.” We encourage you to read…

Roadmap for a Digital Government

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When the Internet revolution arrived in the 1990s, the U.S. Government embraced this new medium to interact with the American people.  Today, what started as basic information pages has evolved into sophisticated transactional systems that allow us to pay taxes online, download medical records, and so much more. Like the 1990s, we are now in…

The Mobile Opportunity

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The mobile revolution is upon us. Not only do the American people go online to pay bills, buy tickets and stay connected to their friends, but they are also adopting smart mobile technology at an incredible rate. This is changing the way we interact, the way we consume and the way we work. To fundamentally change the…