Powerhouse digital service team taking shape at VA
May 27, 2015
As the beleaguered agency confronts personnel and staffing challenges, its plan to attract the best tech talent is beginning to materialize.
U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel gave a one month progress update on the Digital Government Strategy released by the White House in May, saying "We’ve hit the ground running and are already hard at work driving the strategy forward."
The Digital Services Innovation Center, located within the General Services Administration, has started operations "with a small core team" who will focus on researching and implementing customer satisfaction measurement tools.
A Digital Services Advisory Group was established and will help create guidance and best practices on federal employee usage of personal mobile devices for work. The advisory group is comprised of agency leaders, representatives from the Federal CIO Council and the Federal Web Managers Council.
VanRoekel said 700 people applied to the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, and more than 4,000 people expressed interest in following its progress or helping to contribute.
Future updates to the strategy can be found at whitehouse.gov/digitalgov.