Digital government is a strategy and a set of concepts to provide government services more efficiently, while increasing the connection with citizens and businesses. While not easy for commercial business to do, a digital government initiative must also support the policies, procedures, and citizen products already in place. This creates a natural tension between changing the way things are done, with ensuring that government still performs the services previously authorized. If this were not enough, digital government initiatives are also concerned with creating a more transparent and innovative government.
Previous administrations have outlined the three main strategic objectives for digital government:
Enable the American people and an increasingly mobile workforce to access high-quality digital government information and services anywhere, anytime, on any device. Operationalizing an information-centric model, government should architect systems for interoperability and openness, modernize content publication model, and deliver better, device-agnostic digital services at a lower cost.
Ensure that as the government adjusts to this new digital world, seize the opportunity to procure and manage devices, applications, and data in smart, secure and affordable ways. Learning from the previous transition of moving information and services online, there is an opportunity to break free from the inefficient, costly, and fragmented practices of the past, build a sound governance structure for digital services, and do mobile “right” from the beginning.
Unlock the power of government data to spur innovation across our Nation and improve the quality of services for the American people. Enable the public, entrepreneurs, and government programs to better leverage the rich wealth of federal data to pour into applications and services by ensuring that data is open and machine-readable by default.
In many ways, digital government is fundamentally about unleashing the power of all of the data that the government collects, as well as all of the data government stores. Take2 has extensive experience in supporting the government. Some examples of our digital government work includes:
Implement new technologies. We were part of the program management team that helped the Census Bureau build the digitizing equipment for the Year 2000 Census. For the first time, optical character recognition was used to process Census forms. With a quarter fewer processing sites across the US, the Census was still delivered to the President on time.
Increase transparency and maximize use of data. We assisted the FBI’s transition to an investment governance model. Before our work, there was not a complete listing of all IT projects underway at the Bureau. We also assisted in the development of a full taxonomy of their projects to include over 100 categories and attributes.
Use technology to increase efficiencies. Take2 assisted the California Lottery in designing and implementing a structured project management architecture. One of the challenges was to support both classic waterfall projects, along with modern Agile methods while producing similar performance metrics.
Anywhere, anytime access. We designed a virtual program and project management consultancy to help Federal and state entities such as the FAA and the State of California to cost effectively improve their skills and project success rates.
Please contact us to see how we can help your agency’s digital transformation. For contracting purposes, Take2 is a Veterans Administration certified, service disabled, veteran owned small business.