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Lisa Schlosser Says Extra Time Needed To Form Federal Digital Plans

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In January, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel launched a dialogue to aid in developing the government’s mobility strategy.

VanRoekel indicated the strategy would be ready in March, but that timeline was delayed by the Office of Management and Budget, which indicated the strategy would not be ready until April.

However, the mobility strategy is not ready to be unveiled and there is no definite timeline for when it will finally make its appearance, FierceGovernment IT reports.

Federal Deputy CIO Lisa Schlosser told attendees of an April 26 ACT/IAC event that the government has not met the deadline, but for good reason.

What originally began as a mobility strategy has since morphed into a digital government effort combined with government portal reforms, the report said.

The version to come will address the government’s digital strategy, Schlosser said, adding that she believes the extra time is allowing the government to complete its strategy in the right way.

Schlosser said the strategy will address how government information can be built from the start to enable sharing through multiple avenues.

Flat and declining budgets will not result in agencies innovating less, she said.

The OMB recently launched Portfolio Stat, for example, which aids agencies in identifying areas to cut duplications and waste.

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