July 13, 2016
Stuart Gamper, Strategic Advisor, Center for Presidential Transition
How will the next administration tackle the challenges looming in the federal technology landscape? Technology might not be a top policy priority, but it is definitely a top policy enabler or, if not addressed, a top disabler. It will be necessary for the next president to deliver not only key policy priorities, but also to continue to deliver programs to the American public in a safe, effective and efficient manner.
Across government, technology is driving mission delivery and improved performance and efficiency, whether it’s the upcoming fully-mobile 2016 Census or the failure and then resurgence of Healthcare.gov.
Embracing technology to enact key policies and deliver on programmatic missions will be critical for the next administration to connect with and serve citizens while managing risks (cyber) and costs to the American taxpayer. Here are five federal technology focus areas for the next administration:
The Partnership’s Technology in Transition initiative, in collaboration with Accenture, will highlight the mission-critical role that technology plays across the federal environment and highlight critical technology priorities that must continue into the next administration. As part of this collaboration, political and career executives from across government who have leveraged technology to successfully deliver on mission and policy objectives have come together to share the above insights and advice on what transition leaders should plan for and manage. We have interviewed more than 20 current and former IT leaders across and outside of government, and look forward to sharing their insights on the criticality of technology in their—and their organizations’—success.