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National Science Foundation

Digital Strategy at NSF


On May 23, 2012, President Obama released a Memorandum calling for all government agencies to "identify ways to use innovative technologies to streamline their delivery of services to lower costs, decrease service delivery times, and improve the customer experience." In response to this directive, the Federal CIO released a strategy entitled "Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People," which aims to deliver the general public and our government workforce access to government information and services on demand and on any device. The Digital Strategy focuses agency efforts in three broad areas: building information-centric systems and tools; utilizing shared platforms to improve information dissemination across government; and delivering customer-centric, highly effective services. Ultimately, the Digital Strategy aims to enable more efficient and coordinated delivery of digital information across the federal space.

The Digital Government Strategy has three main goals:

  • Enable the American people and an increasingly mobile workforce to access high-quality digital government information and services anywhere, anytime, and on any device.
  • Ensure that as the government adjusts to this new digital world, we seize the opportunity to procure and manage devices, applications, and data in smart, secure and affordable ways.
  • Unlock the power of government data to spur innovation across our Nation and improve the quality of services for the American people.

NSF reports its progress on Digital Strategy activities in its Digital Strategy Report, which is available in HTML, XML and JSON.

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