White House releases new #DigitalGov Strategy

The White House released a new digital government strategy “Digital Government: Building a 21st century platform to serve the American people“, followed by a Presidential Directive. In the directive the President points out: ”

The main points of the roadmap include:

– data.gov is a starting point for new forms of data innovation
– tool/device agnostic (Bring Your Own Device)
– digital government is not about mobile apps/smartphones, instead it’s about connecting people to the data and have them help each other -> important for mobile-not-haves
– private sector and citizen innovators as central parts of the strategy

About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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