Promoting Innovation and Collaboration in Government with Google Apps

The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) has implemented Google Apps for Government.

ACUS is an independent federal agency dedicated to creating a public-private partnership designed to make government work better. ACUS has had a long history of saving the government and taxpayers money. In 2009, ACUS was revived by Congress after a 15-year hiatus to bring creative thinkers together to focus on how innovative technology, transparency, and collaboration can help us improve the operations of our federal government.

To build a 21st century agency, we need 21st century technology. To that end, we have recently developed a new website designed to engage the public and solicit ideas from citizens across the county, using video, social media tools, and more. We have integrated Google Calendar into our site to make information about our public meetings readily accessible.

We have recently launched a collaborative workspace for Members and staff using Google Apps for Government to share documents, calendars and websites. We chose Google Apps because of its intuitive, easy-to-use interface. What’s more, Google Apps’ FISMA certification and accreditation gave us confidence it could meet our security needs.

We’re excited to be delivering new ideas for how to improve government efficiency and to make government less intrusive and costly. The collaboration capabilities from Google Apps will allow us to be a model of effectiveness for those we hope to help.

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Sterling Whitehead

Congrats. It’s good to see another agency adopt Google Apps. Google is becoming a real competitor with Microsoft in the federal space, which means better results for our government.

Maxine Teller

Terrific to see ACUS pioneering Google Apps in the federal space. The information-sharing and collaboration easily enabled by these tools is a great implementation of Gov 2.0 concepts.

kathy kyle

thanks, all!

we are just getting started and it is exciting to see our committees ramping up.

our public meetings begin in mid-march – i’ll keep you all posted on our progress!