Was mobile forgotten in the Digital Government Strategy?

The Obama administration has outlined their very ambitious 29 program Digital Government Strategy. You can find our recap here. Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel and Chief Technology Officer Todd Park have hit the ground running.

But the digital government strategy started as a mobile government strategy. You might remember when VanRoekel announced it at CES Conference back in January. It has morphed into something much bigger. So did the mobile get lost in the shuffle?

Tom Suder is the president and founder of MobileGov.

He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that mobile isn’t ignored in the new strategy you just need to dig a little deeper to find it.

“It’s important to keep in mind that the end user, the people benefitting from this strategy are not just the public consumers, but the government as well,” said Suder.

Suder’s 4 Favorite things in the Digital Government Strategy:

  1. Presidential Fellow Program — puts the best and the brightest together to solve problems.
  2. Digital Services Innovation Center — build once and use many times across agencies and platforms. This will help eliminate working in silos.
  3. Mobile Version of FedRampThe mobile version FedRAMP will be led by the departments of Homeland Security and Defense and the National Institute of Standards of Technology.
  4. APIsIt’s a great first step to come up with common APIs for systems. It will help develop mobile instead of everyone developing security protocols in silos, it will speed development of mobile.

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