March 23, 2011 at 10:17 pm #126516
In an effort to tap into the collective wisdom of govloop members, please help me brainstorm “Game Changers” for the next 5 years in the Federal Government. I’m part of a team that will be presenting this topic at a TechAmerica conference in the fall. We have a reputation for delivering an edgy, thought-provoking presentation that ultimately helps the IT industry support our Federal clients as they deliver their mission.
Some of the topics we have covered in the past:
- Economy, Employees, Election, Efficiency, Energy & Environment, Ethics
- Democratization of Data, Internet of Things, Crowd Sourcing, Web 2.0/3.0, Cloud
It’s easier to look back 5 years and marvel at the changes in how the government conducts business and serves citizens but what will be different in 2016 and what will cause the difference?
In advance – thanks for your help!
March 24, 2011 at 3:50 am #126554
March 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm #126552
Some ideas:Some ideas-Dealing with Drastic budget cuts-Apps.gov – Will we ever move from agency to GWACs to true apps.gov where people buyserve themselves. What’s the 21st century GWAC? DISA or GSA selling cloud-infrastucture to other federal/state/local agencies-Tablets, tablets-Enterprise apps-True smart phones in enterprise with apps and mobility (not just bberry email)-Radical transparency
March 24, 2011 at 11:14 pm #126550
I agree with all of these. By the time you make your presentation in the Fall, there will be new “game changers,” but here are a few of my favorites this week:
– “Device Agnostic” Applications
– Use of Personal Technology to Conduct Business Instead of Government-Furnished Devices
– “There’s a Government App for That”
– Ubiquitous Use of Web Conferencing (Webex, Connect)
– Continuous Connectedness = Better Access/Service
– To the Cloud (Whatever That Is)
March 25, 2011 at 4:03 am #126548
Love the video – thanks!
March 25, 2011 at 4:06 am #126546
maybe radical will make it real ; )
Thanks for these great ideas!
March 25, 2011 at 4:09 am #126544
I understand why these are your favorites – I like them, too! And someday (soon?), they will all be “old hat”.
March 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm #126542
One suggestion, the need to be multi-lingual especially in light of census data and the increase in the Hispanic population but overall increase in America being more multicultural. I still believe consolidation will still be discussed and security will be hot topic since I believe mobile hardware ubiquity such as iPads make personal/business line more blurred.
March 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm #126540
Agree w/Terry “Device Agnostic” applications. What’s with Apple? iPads don’t run flash?? iPods don’t run WMA files (audio books)??
March 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm #126538
Change that is Sustainable and not just another Fad.
March 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm #126536
Exapnsion of Health Information Exchanges- very big deal for healthcare and patients
March 28, 2011 at 12:48 am #126534
Couldn’t agree with you more. This factoid was part of a message from our local HS principal this past week, “Our student population hails from 93 different countries and speaks 61 languages at home”. If that isn’t a game changer, I don’t know what is!
Thanks for your thoughts!
March 28, 2011 at 12:49 am #126532
March 28, 2011 at 12:50 am #126530
…and it affects more than just the “Healthcare agencies”. DOJ, DHS, Agriculture and others all care about this!
March 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm #126528
Continuing to build the infrastructure so that high-speed internet access is possible for students in rural communities. This also supports the DOE’s goals of technology integration with textbooks online and student access to technology.
March 28, 2011 at 8:59 pm #126526
It falls under your third bullet, but more specifically: Information Governance.
March 29, 2011 at 12:34 pm #126524
When we use our cell phone roaming away from the network we have relied on, do we care beyond the point that we get a dial tone, the signal is strong and clear, and that the call is not dropped? What if a FAR/DFAR contract vehicle with all the right SLA in place uses an acquisition tool that uses real time metric to distribute the next buy/sell to the company that has the capacity to deliver the app and/or infrastructure and platform needed to accomplish the tasks. Do you care which awardees you are buying the service from? Allow the contract owner to administer the tool so that the buy load is distributed fairly between large, small, and disadvantaged awardees according to the contract.
March 29, 2011 at 5:50 pm #126522
Tim J. ClarkParticipant
National debt will force the American people and Congress to re-look the size and scope of government. Cutting government by 50% may not be too far fetched and may put a renewed focus on quality and productivity.
March 30, 2011 at 9:41 pm #126520
- Changes in construction contracting methods (to speed up procurements and reduce cost and schedule changes after award) are bringing the contractor to the table earlier in the design/ construction process, potentially giving them more control over the final product.
- Management of construction projects is increasingly web-based, finally catching up with years-old trends in the private sector.
- Building Information Model (BIM) is becoming more central to the design and construction of new federal buildings.
April 1, 2011 at 9:32 pm #126518
Thanks Patti! I’ll follow Terry’s idea of continuous connectedness – government workers are going to be teleworking and from multiple locations out of the office, so what are the best tech investments to make sure they remain productive and stay secure.
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