PR – Governor Luis Fortuño establishes CIO office by Executive Order
Efforts to structure the office by law are stalled. The office has no legal authority or budget structure and operates with limited resources assigned through
UK – Establishes the Government Digital Service
The Government Digital  Service is the new name for the organisation created by the merging of Directgov and the Cabinet Office Digital Delivery and Digital
PR – Garcia Padilla campaigns in favor of CIO Office
Citing the executive order as a positive of Governor Fortuño’s administration, AGP campaigns in favor of creating the new CIO office by law, forming part
USA – Presidential Innovation Fellows Program @ White House
US CTO Todd Park said the new program “will bring top innovators from outside government for focused “tours of duty” with our best federal innovators on
PR – Bill introduced to create Ofice of Government Information Technology
Along with the bill, an event:  The Puerto Rico Tech Summit, June 6, at the San Juan Convention Center, to showcase what is possible under
White House organizes IT task force to transform Detroit
Niblock sneaked her first peek under Detroit’s hood last year as part of an IT task force organized by the White House. She joined the
White House seeks UK assistance on digital strategy
July 4, 2013, the day we celebrate our independence from Britain, was the first time Jen Phalka called Mike Bracken for support.  This is an
USA – crashes upon launch
Una de las lecciones aprendidas durante el tiempo de rescate es que el esquema de desarollo de estaba diseñado atado a una legislación que
US Digital Service is established
As part of the Executive Office of the President, the newly formed USDS provides consultation services to federal agencies on information technology. It seeks to
Puerto Rico highlighted at Code for America Summit alongside UK and US Digital Services
David Eaves opening remarks at Code for America Summit 2014 starts off with highlights of amazing things happening around the world, governments emulating the success of
US Digital Service Playbook released
Today, too many of our digital services projects do not work well, are delivered late, or are over budget. To increase the success rate of
UK releases “Service Manual”
Helping government teams create and run great digital services that meet the Digital Service Standard.  This manual explains what teams can do to build great
PR – First digital service based on USDS Playbook is launched
Puerto Rico launches the first digital service developed following the guidelines of the US Digital Service Playbook. It was delivered on time and under budget,
PR – AGP shuts down CIO office, sets us back five years
No goodwill to recruit the best talent and empower them to solve problems through new approaches based on Silicon Valley best practices. Mi mensaje es el
PR – Challenges in Recruiting Talent
Participé en el ‘Open Mike’ de Full Stack Nights presentando sobre la necesidad de un “US Digital Service” en Puerto Rico. Full Stack Nights es
PR – Achieving Financial Statements in Real Time
Did you know that there was a pilot project via which one could see the financial statements for CRIM, ACAA, Public Works and UPR?
PR – Former CIO Team is recruited by USDS
Andres, Alberto and Giancarlo are recruited to work at US Digital Service. Andrés and Alberto decide to move to Washington DC, Giancarlo stays behind focusing
PR – Leveraging PROMESA & detailing federal personnel
Paying particular attention to a clause that gives agency heads leeway in hiring expert personnel, detailing federal employees to the Fiscal Control Authority in Puerto
PR – Rossello meets with former Presidential Innovation Fellow
Rosselló meets with John Paul Farmer, former Innovation Fellow, to discuss US Digital Service structure and his idea of the Puerto Rico Innovation Technology Service.
US Digital Service at TED on transforming the Federal Government
Haley Van Dyck is transforming the way America delivers critical services to everyday people. At the United States Digital Service, Van Dyck and her team
PR – Sheryl Sandburg to the Fiscal Board?
Estuve compartiendo con varios grupos de personas en Washington DC y conversando, les pregunto “a quien nominarían para la posible Junta de Control Fiscal para
US Digital Service visits Puerto Rico
US Digital Service visits Puerto Rico for TechSummit 2016, meets with representatives to candidates for Governor of Puerto Rico, including the now current CIO of
PR – Petition to include USDS member as part of Fiscal Board
The recent enactment of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) creates an unparalleled opportunity to build new digital institutions that will
UK #1 in UN E-Government Survey
The U.K. now tops the UN’s survey of e-government trends, validating results of the U.K.’s Government Digital Services strategy, which focuses on citizen-centric change and
US Digital Service hires more talent from Puerto Rico
After meeting with local talent at the Puerto Rico Tech Summit, USDS extends employment offer to Froilan Irizarry and David Acevedo, both former collaborators and
PR – Renowned Govtech leaders share recommendations to the Fiscal Board
For any government in the 21st century, the policy will not work if the technology doesn’t work. The recent enactment of the Puerto Rico Oversight,
PR – Rossello reinstates CIO position, makes petition to Fiscal Board
Governor Rossello sends letter requesting detailing of USDS personnel to assist in structuring the new Puerto Rico Innovation Technology Service.  
PR – PC 749 Bill to establish Puerto Rico Innovation Technology Service is presented
New bill introduced! Para crear la Puerto Rico Innovation and Technology Service (PRITS), a fin de establecer y promover la política pública sobre la elaboración,
PR – Treasury is Hacked!
Security Breach at Departamento de Hacienda. This is due, in part, to the inappropriate and outdated technology structure and lack of governance.
USA – Kushner meets with USDS personnel, stresses entity’s importance
Trump Administration is supportive of USDS talent and execution structure.
USA – Matt Cutts, new USDS director, named one of 20 most influential tech leaders
Cutts, who avoids talking politics, has begun recruiting friends in the industry, telling them that no matter whom they voted for, “once you see the
A Digital Message to the Puerto Rico Control Board
Over the past 12 years we have witnessed multiple failed attempts by local government administrations in Puerto Rico to offer more efficient online services to
Supporting a Digital Government
With specific examples on how technology can lead to savings of up to 90% and provide a significant boost to the economy and tourism, Tom
Expertos digitales ofrecen ideas a directora de la Junta de Control Fiscal
Por: Metro Puerto Rico 31 de mayo 2017 / 15:23 hrs. Con ejemplos sobre como la tecnología puede redundar en ahorros de hasta un 90%
Three action items to initiate Puerto Rico’s “Digital Transformation”
Think for a moment that you have the power to rebuild your government all over again. How would you do it? With specific examples on
En lo que sí están de acuerdo Rosselló y la Junta de Supervisión Fiscal
En lo que sí están de acuerdo Rosselló y la Junta de Supervisión Fiscal
Las diferencias entre la Administración de Rosselló y la Junta de Supervisión Fiscal, la más reciente es la reducción de jornada laboral, han copado todos
Fortuño talks about his failure in establishing the CIO structure by law
Two different governors in 2009 and 2013 proposed the creation of a central technology structure to help digitize government services, yet both failed in the
Diversas perspectivas sobre el tema “digital” en gobierno
Desde cómo podríamos prevenir la reducción de jornada hasta por qué crear el puesto de “Chief Data Officer”, aquí comparto varios ensayos por diversos líderes
Encuentra refugios y revisa zonas inundables en Puerto Rico
Encuentra refugios y revisa zonas inundables en Puerto Rico
Refugios Cercanos Esta aplicación le permite a una persona identificar refugios en base a su localización, oprimiendo el botón al lado del punto rojo. * FALTAN
Segundo “Dear Fiscal Board” resalta apoyo a ley PRITS
Para publicación inmediata 11 de septiembre de 2017 Con ejemplos de soluciones para manejar la crisis ante el huracán Irma y abundando sobre cómo aprovechar
Dear Fiscal Board Series Information
Dear Fiscal Board Our mission is to provide solutions from a digital perspective to face the complex landscape in our daily lives in Puerto Rico.
Key Technology and Public Policy Leaders Discuss Puerto Rico Case at Washington DC Event
Key Technology and Public Policy Leaders Discuss Puerto Rico Case at Washington DC Event
October 24, 2017 ( Washington DC)– With the objective of promoting a truly effective and efficient rebuild of Puerto Rico enabled by a coherent digital
Experts to speak about importance of tech in rebuilding Puerto Rico – via GovTech News
Via GovTech News: A panel of tech and government experts will soon speak about the value of a coherent digital strategy in order to effectively
Holding our Government to the Highest Digital Standards
TESTIMONY OF GIANCARLO GONZALEZ, FORMER CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER OF PUERTO RICO Presented to the House Committee on Natural Resources, at the oversight hearing on “Examining
Supporting ConPRmetidos Fund
Even before hurricane Maria, the “Dear Fiscal Board” speaker series was committed to making sure Puerto Rico’s government and the federally-mandated Fiscal Control Board incorporate
Digital Rebuilding Plans for Puerto Rico presented in Washington DC
Digital Rebuilding Plans for Puerto Rico presented in Washington DC
Policy and technology experts talk about the importance of rebuilding Puerto Rico through a“digital first” approach Washington, DC, November 17, 2017– With the purpose of
Testimony presented before the Fiscal Oversight Board
Testimony presented before the Fiscal Oversight Board
I’d like to thank the Chairman and all members of the Board for holding this hearing to “Review how we can best use technology to
Puerto Rico immerses in the global discussion on Blockchain, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
SAN JUAN, P.R. – Piloto 151 coworking space announced the creation of the Puerto Rico Government Blockchain Association (GBA) Chapter, a private membership organization which