A Smarter, More Innovative Government for the American People | OSTP Blog

By Steve VanRoekel and Todd Park 


One of the President’s first priorities after taking office in 2009 was to bring a government built for the 20th century into the 21st century. Over the last four years, we’ve made great progress to advance this goal, thanks in large part to the integration of new technologies and innovations across the Administration.


This morning, the President held a meeting with his Cabinet and senior officials to lay out his vision for building a better, smarter, faster government over the course of his second term. During the meeting, the President directed Cabinet members and key officials in his Administration to build on the progress made over the first term, and he challenged us to improve government even further. …


President Obama highlighted innovations taking place in our government that are already making a difference: Opening government data to fuel innovation and problem-solving.