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2012 Agency Financial Report Management Discussion and Analysis

Strategic Goal: Customer Intimacy

Agency Priority Goal: Open Government and Transparency

OCSIT will drive greater transparency and openness in government by developing at least 10 new, innovative, and cost-effective technology-enabled solutions that improve government effectiveness and lead to government-wide cost savings by September 30, 2013.

In FY 2012, OCSIT developed the following five innovative solutions:

  • The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) provides federal agencies a mandatory, standardized, approach to cloud computing security assessment and a repository of security assessment packages that agencies can leverage to issue Authorities to Operate (ATOs). Through the use of FedRAMP, federal agencies save significant cost, time, and staff that would be required to conduct redundant security assessments.
  • Data.gov Open Government Platform (OGPL) provides an open source product that developing nations, cities, and governments at any level, can use to quickly launch their own open government platforms at lower costs.
  • BusinessUSA provides a one-stop, web-based platform to support the development and expansion of small and medium sized businesses in an effort to facilitate U.S. exports and grow jobs.
  • The Federal Infrastructure Projects Dashboard for the Permitting Process provides a central website that increases visibility on the permitting process for high priority infrastructure projects.
  • The Social Media Registry provides a central, authoritative registry of authentic government social media accounts, enabling the public to easily differentiate legitimate government social media accounts from those that are fraudulent.

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