Building a 21st Century Digital Government
"Information is a valuable national asset whose value is multiplied when it is made easily accessible to the public"
from Open Data Policy
~ US Office of Management and Budget/Office of Science and Technology Policy
An Executive Order by the Obama Administration in May 2013 required that, going forward, data generated by the government be made available in open, machine-readable formats, while appropriately safeguarding privacy, confidentiality, and security.
With this groundbreaking move, the Obama administration communicated a clear vision for a new digital government and it is embracing Web APIs as the way to make this a reality. Using APIs, information generated and stored by the Federal Government is becoming more open and accessible to innovators and the public - a giant step towards fueling private sector innovation and entrepreneurship and economic growth.
Apigee works with the world’s largest companies to help digitally transform their businesses and recently made a few exciting moves of its own to take its technology platform for apps, data and APIs into the Federal market to help agencies deliver digital government services efficiently and securely.
We’ve made the leading, no cost, digital services platform more accessible to the US Government. While government agencies have been directed to develop API programs, many don’t always have the budget or technology infrastructure necessary to create and test API initiatives. With Apigee’s no-cost, cloud-based platform, any agency can securely open their data with APIs, and scale as their program grows, without having to build their own infrastructure.
Apigee Enterprise will help the US government accelerate their digital strategy and allow access to government data and content efficiently and effectively from anywhere, anytime, and on any device.
In September, Apigee announced that Aneesh Chopra, the former chief technology officer (CTO) of the United States, joined Apigee’s advisory board.
In 2009, Chopra was selected by President Barack Obama to be the nation’s first CTO. During his 3-year tenure in this role, Chopra looked at ways technology can spur innovations that help the government do a better and more efficient job. He led the implementation of the president’s open government strategy, helping the administration build towards the digital government of the future.
We are also delighted to welcome Mr. Chopra to deliver a keynote address at the I ♥ APIs conference, November 4-6, 2013 in San Francisco. He will discuss the promise of open innovation to unlock growth markets in health, energy and education.
" Organizations in both the public and private sector must find new ways to use data and technology to interact with the customers and constituencies they serve "
~ Aneesh Chopra
Earlier this year Apigee entered into a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), an independent strategic investment firm that identifies and partners with companies developing innovative technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States.
To help agencies as they increasingly use technologies such as Web APIs to deliver digital government services quickly, efficiently, and securely, Apigee has opened a new office in the Washington D.C. area.
These are exciting times. Digital government will shift how government connects with, and provides services to, the American people. It gives the federal workforce the same tools that innovators in other sectors are using to transform and succeed in the new data-centric, mobile world.
I ♥ APIs will feature dozens of sessions led by the business and technology innovators shaping today's exploding digital world built on apps, data and APIs. Register here or for more information, go to the conference website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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