House Lawmakers Ask OMB for IDEA Act Implementation Guidance

House Lawmakers Ask OMB for IDEA Act Implementation Guidance
Digital Service Strategy

House lawmakers have called on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to accelerate the issuance of guidance to federal agencies to facilitate the implementation of the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act. The lawmakers made the request in a Thursday letter addressed to Shalanda Young, acting director of OMB.

The IDEA Act that was passed in 2018 seeks to speed up digital modernization by requiring agencies to update their websites and online experiences in order to streamline the delivery of government services to citizens.

OMB’s implementation guidance should address website modernization, digitization of forms and accelerated use of electronic signatures and should be issued to the public and all executive agencies within 45 days.

Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Gerry Connolly, D-Va., chairman of the House panel’s government operations subcommittee, Ro Khanna, D-Calif., and seven other lawmakers signed the letter.

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