FedScoop Guide: Digital Government Strategy turns 1

2013_05_Park President Barack Obama and Todd Park, federal CTO (Photo: Pete Souza/White House)

The federal government celebrated the first anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy on Thursday, highlighting the initiatives and programs developed over the past year. To help make sense of the different projects, FedScoop has created a guide that sums up the progress following the release of the framework.

From the White House


U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park trumpeted the major milestones of the strategy in this blog post that details some of the strategy’s success: creating an information-centric environment, establishing a shared platform, focusing on a customer-centric model, and security and privacy.

“In the end, the digital strategy is all about connecting people to government resources in useful ways,” the two wrote. “And by ‘connecting,’ we mean a two-way street. We are counting on the public — developers, entrepreneurs and innovators – to join us, and be a part of the process. Together, we will continue to modernize government to respond to 21st-century opportunities.”

From the CIO Council

The CIO Council was busy as well. On Thursday, it released a number of reports around the Digital Government Strategy.

  • First, to promote the secure adoption and use of new technologies, the Department of Homeland Security, the Defense Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed a baseline of standard security requirements for mobile computing and a mobile security reference architecture that incorporates security and privacy by design. These standards were released as the Federal Mobile Security Baseline, Mobile Computing Decision Framework, and Mobile Security Reference Architecture.
  • The second report focused on mobile applications. In the report, Adoption of Commercial Mobile Applications within the Federal Government, the CIO Council has completed a review of some of those structures and procedures, and developed recommendations for ways the government can coordinate across agencies to develop tools, services and information that help overcome some of the common challenges agencies face in adopting commercial mobile apps.

Inside the projects

The White House updated the status of both the strategy’s milestones and its deliverables on separate web pages. The deliverables page also includes highlighted projects underneath the heading of the strategy’s main goals. There are also pages dedicated to the mobile services and APIs each agency created as part of the strategy.

For a look at the developer pages each agency constructed, there is a listing on The General Services Administration also has a page updating each agency’s digital strategy pages.


The Agriculture Department highlighted its work on the digital strategy in this video.

From the agencies

A number of federal agencies also highlighted their work in the digital strategy. Here are some links:

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