Digital Government Strategy Overview

Digital Government Strategy

"Ultimately, this Strategy will ensure that agencies use emerging technologies to serve the public as effectively as possible. As a government, and as a trusted provider of services, we must never forget who our customers are - the American People." --President Barack Obama 05/23/2012

On May 23, 2012, President Obama issued a directive entitled “Building a 21st Century Digital Government.” The Administration launched a comprehensive Digital Government Strategy aimed at delivering better digital services to the American people.

This page will publicly report National Archives and Records Administration progress in meeting the requirements of the Digital Government Strategy.

The Digital Government Strategy has three main objectives:

  • Enable the American people and an increasingly mobile workforce to access high-quality digital government information and services anywhere, anytime, on any device.
  • Ensure that as the government adjusts to this new digital world, we seize the opportunity to procure and manage devices, applications, and data in smart, secure and affordable ways.
  • Unlock the power of government data to spur innovation across our Nation and improve the quality of services for the American people.

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