E-Government

Issues relating to government use of IT.

How to Prevent another HealthCare.gov

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

Next-Gen Data Centers: Bringing Energy Efficiency to Government

November 20, 2013
This event discussed the nature and importance of next-gen data center technologies and the role government can play as an early adopter.

Increasingly stringent budget constraints are pushing federal agencies to investigate ways to reduce costs and increase productivity. At the same time, new Executive Orders and Congressional actions have mandated increased energy efficiency for government. These two forces have come together to create new opportunities for next-generation ICT technologies, particularly innovative data centers. In an effort to keep government at the leading edge of ICT innovation, Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Mike Rogers (R-MI) have introduced the Energy Efficient Government Technology Act (H.R. Read more »

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Healthcare.Gov Is Broken Because Government Innovation is Broken

The New Republic
Given the state of federal IT and innovation policy, it is not surprising there were problems with Healthcare.gov says Robert Atkinson.

Creating the Next-Generation Data Center

Lessons from the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace Failure

November 13, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Congress can do two things in response to the HIM failure. It can use it to score political points to attack the Affordable Care Act and the Obama Administration. Or it can utilize the opportunity to drive real reform in federal IT contracting and management. Let us hope that they don’t overlook the latter.

Learning from Our IT Failures

November 12, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

One can’t pass a single day without seeing coverage of the failure of the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace, HIM. It is not surprising the website had problems, but more that people are shocked it did. The current process of managing and acquiring federal IT is largely broken and the HIM example is just another in a long line of high-profile IT failures such as the delayed launch of USAjobs.gov and the Census Bureau’s handheld PC debacle. To address this we must reform federal policy to improve procurement, managements and oversight of government IT.

Next-Gen Data Centers: Bringing Energy Efficiency to Government

November 20, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Cannon House Office Building
United States Capitol
Room 122
Washington
DC
20510

Increasingly stringent budget constraints are pushing federal agencies to investigate ways to reduce costs and increase productivity. At the same time, new Executive Orders and Congressional actions have mandated increased energy efficiency for government. These two forces have come together to create new opportunities for next-generation ICT technologies, particularly innovative data centers. Read more »

The Future of Cloud Services

October 8, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street, NW
610 A
Washington
DC
20005

Increasingly organizations in the public and private sectors are moving their IT services to the cloud because it allows them to operate more efficiently, more securely, and with more flexibility. But cloud computing technologies continue to evolve rapidly, and these changes introduce new opportunities and challenges for users. Read more »

The Future of Cloud Services

The Department of Commerce Should Establish an Office of Data Innovation

September 27, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

While President Obama has signed an historic executive order on open data and various government agencies have begun to promote data-driven innovation within their communities, such as the successful Health Datapalooza, there is still no federal government agency responsible for developing and implementing a national strategy to promote data-driven innovation across all sectors of the economy. To help fill this void, the Department of Commerce should establish an Office of Data Innovation.