The Digital Revolution is dramatically changing the way we live, the way we work, and the way that the American government is serving its constituents; I think for the better. Almost every day, I hear about exciting new technologies or innovations with the potential to produce changes in the way government serves and interacts with citizens. The rapid pace of these technological changes – and the ability to harness them effectively – is one of the biggest challenges facing government today.
The government has already made great strides in improving the way it distributes information, provides services and communicates with the American people. That is why I am especially proud to be leading the Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) within GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. We help government agencies execute their core mission by making it easier for them to acquire the latest in technology products, services and solutions. That is what I mean when you hear me talking about “Great Government through Technology”.
I started as Assistant Commissioner of ITS in April. Over the past several months, I have focused on helping our customer agencies implement the administration’s IT priorities, including cyber security, sustainability and innovation. But one of the things I am particularly thrilled about is the increased emphasis on government collaboration and communication. That is why I am happy to be making the first of many postings on this blog.
I plan to post here frequently. This space will be used to tell you about trends that I see in the marketplace, my focus here at ITS and important initiatives. But most of all, I want to hear back from YOU! I will be looking out for your comments and topic suggestions, and though I won’t be able to respond to everyone, I will do my best to keep the communication two-way.
Looking forward to hearing from all of you!