Several recent reports recommend ways to improve performance in US Government information technology (IT) programs. These recommendations focus on how agencies buy and oversee IT from companies. A key recommendation? Bite-sized chunks are better, and independent review can keep projects on track.
Federal records management requirements are intended to preserve and provide access to government documents for citizens today and in the future. But have these requirements become barriers to citizen efforts to use social media tools-- such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube – to engage with their government?
OMB recently reached out to government and industry leaders for new approaches to making good tech ideas work. The first wave of recommendations is in, and OMB is now looking at them for things that it can act on now. Key recommendations build on past ideas and in fact may be back to the future, part next – the success!