E-Government

Issues relating to government use of IT.

How FITARA Can Help Federal Agencies With Their IT Problem

July 14, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Our federal government has long been plagued by wasteful, duplicative IT investments. Now several lawmakers are trying to fix that problem. The proposed bill, FITARA, can help our federal government adapt to changing technologies, cut waste, and compete with the private sector for IT jobs.

Time for E-government to Fulfill the Promise of Cutting Costs

May 15, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Information technology, including cloud computing, data analytics, kiosks and mobile apps, now gives government agencies the tools to significantly boost productivity and lower the costs of their operations. The real question is whether they will take advantage of it. 

Innovations For Accessible Elections

May 14, 2014
| Reports

In 2011, ITIF received a grant from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to help make elections more accessible for people with disabilities. ITIF worked with research teams across the country to assess the current state of accessibility in elections, identify where technology has not lived up to its potential, and build innovative solutions to meet voters’ needs.

We reviewed every part of the election process, from registering to vote to casting a ballot. Our goal was to discover innovative ideas for elections that are:

  • Universal, so everyone can use the same technology
  • Flexible, allowing for differences in voter needs, election procedures, and state laws
  • Robust, based on best practices and able to keep up with technological change

In addition to launching focused research projects to make improvements in voting system hardware, user interfaces, ballot designs, voter education materials, and poll worker training, we also created an open, collaborative process that would allow anyone to contribute ideas. In the end, we designed, built, and tested a number of innovative solutions to help bring us closer to the day when all citizens, with or without a disability, can vote privately, securely, and independently. This report catalogs some of these achievements.

Innovations in Elections: Making Voting Accessible for Everyone

Efficiency of Government Operations Leads to Savings

A 15 percent improvement in the efficiency of federal government operations could save taxpayers over $1.3 trillion over the next decade.

Outdated IT Contracting Rules Added to HealthCare.gov Woes?

Jobs Forum Panelists Call for Revolutionizing Delaware's Workforce
The current federal IT process is largely broken and HealthCare.gov is simply the newest reminder of that dysfunction, says Robert Atkinson.

The Role of Innovation and Technology in Driving Government Productivity

December 17, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K St. NW
610 A
Washington
DC
20005

With all levels of government facing a budget crunch, governments will have to find ways to cut costs without cutting servicesin other words, boost productivity.  But to date, boosting productivity in government operations has taken a back seat to other priorities. Read more »

Can Technology Improve Government Productivity and Will Government Take Advantage of It?

Is Healthcare.gov Really Fixed?

Mashable
Daniel Castro argues the site still has a ways to go to reach the necessary level of quality.

How to Prevent another HealthCare.gov

RealClearPolitics
To prevent another failure we must overhaul federal IT acquisition and management.
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