CfA Blog: Geeks' GovTech Gripes

I wrote an article for the CfA blog about the online response to the White House's new digital government strategy.

Many posters expressed the sentiment that government couldn’t accomplish the milestone goals outlined in the strategy in a timely manner. The 12-month goals for each federal agency — establishing resources for outside developers, focusing on mobile content delivery, creating and implementing open data standards — are ambitious but many agencies have already been working on similar initiatives for years. However, many Slashdotters felt that the US government wouldn’t even be able to meet the plan’s 90-day goal: a webpage on each agency site outlining that agency’s progress adopting the DGS requirements.