Oh, and another thing that I would put high on my priority list – encouraging, no, mandating, that agencies work TOGETHER around technology issues. I’d love to see Chris put an end to this “my agency is unique” and “not developed here” syndrome that has choked technological progress to death. For example, the GSA has signed terms of service agreements with social media providers like Facebook, YouTube, and others, yet many government orgs ignore these, instead saying they need to secure their own individual agreements because the ones the GSA signed won’t work for their unique situation. Every agency has some sort of “Agency-book” behind their firewall.
We need some sort of IT strategy that will do more than say these agencies should work together – it should say they must work together.