Kundra: 10 IT Principles for Transparency and Federal Management IT Systems


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In July 14 testimony to the House Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform, U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra outlined 10 IT practices the federal government can leverage to build a more transparent and open government:

  1. Build end-to-end digital processes
  2. Build once, use often
  3. Tap into golden sources of data
  4. Release machine-readable data and encourage 3rd party applications
  5. Use common data standards
  6. Validate data up front
  7. Release data in real time and preserve for future use
  8. Reduce burdeny
  9. Protect privacy and security
  10. Provide equal access and incorporate user feedback

Kundra cited the IT Dashboard, Recovery.gov and Data.gov as working examples of these principles.

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“Transparency and Federal Management IT Systems” July 14, 2011

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