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 the Office of Management and Budget.
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 Engagement teams, following the recommendations of the Martha Lane Fox review “Directgov 2010 and Beyond”. The organisation will be led by Chris Chant and will
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 of the action plan.
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 game-changing projects. Combining the know-how of citizen change agents and government change agents in small, agile teams that move at high speed, these projects aim
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 the right governance structure. At the Tech Summit there were over 900 people gathered not to just talk but to act upon Puerto Rico’s future. For
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 CIOs from Boston, New Orleans, Chicago and Raleigh, N.C., for two days of investigation and evaluation. They found seven key areas Detroit needs to focus
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 excerpt from her story thanking Mike Bracken for all he did to transform Governments in the 21st century. “We laughed about the irony of calling on
Una de las lecciones aprendidas durante el tiempo de rescate es que el esquema de desarollo de Healthcare.gov estaba diseñado atado a una legislación que no permitía que los programadores y desarrolladores se comunicaran entre sí, que los ingenieros operacionales y ‘end users’ tuvieran interacción e iteración de trabajos. Por
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 improve and simplify delivery of government services through “native digital” transformation.
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 the UK Digital Service, highlighting the new US Digital Service and the passing of PS 614 in the Puerto Rico Senate to create the Office
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 these projects, the U.S. Government needs a new approach. We created a playbook of 13 key “plays” drawn from successful practices from the private sector
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 digital services that will meet the standard. Topics include: Agile Delivery Measuring Success Design & User Research Service Assessments Helping people to use your service
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, and is built on open source software with minimum maintenance and licencing costs per year. Andres Colon – Nuevo app de prgov y servicio para
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 siguiente: para arreglar a Puerto Rico necesitamos el mejor talento tecnológico dentro y fuera del Gobierno. Necesitamos una estructura como el USDS que lleve a
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 un evento dirigido a programadores y diseñadores interesados en aprender y compartir de su conocimiento en un ambiente amistoso e informal.
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 Rico. “It means that the chief of any federal agency can send people to a [commonwealth] agency in Puerto Rico to work on specific projects.”
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.
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 are using lessons learned by Silicon Valley and the private sector to improve services for veterans, immigrants, the disabled and others, creating a more awesome
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 Puerto Rico?” Los comentarios del grupo me inspiraron: – “Sheryl Sandburg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook”
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 Puerto Rico, Luis Arocho. Presentation on leading the transformation for effective agile contracting in Government. Agile Technology Contracting in Federal Government by Traci Walker from
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 transform Puerto Rico’s government operations. The way to do so is through the creation of a Puerto Rico Digital Service modeled after the highly successful
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 members of the defunct Puerto Rico CIO team.
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, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) creates an unparalleled opportunity to build new digital institutions that will transform Puerto Rico’s government operations. The way to
Governor Rossello sends letter requesting detailing of USDS personnel to assist in structuring the new Puerto Rico Innovation Technology Service.
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, manejo, desarrollo, coordinación e integración interagencial efectiva de la infraestructura tecnológica e informática del Gobierno de Puerto Rico, así como desarrollar de forma ordenada e
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 sorts of issues you can tackle here, it tends to be pretty addictive.” And you really can change the world (slowly). Next List 2017: 20
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 citizens, following recurring promises in election campaigns. Two different governors in 2009 and 2013 proposed the creation of a central technology structure to help digitize
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 Loosemore, former Deputy Director of Digital Service from the UK and Shawn Sullivan, Director of Public Policy at Airbnb, addressed technological, business and political community
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% y proveer un impulso significativo a la economía y el turismo, Tom Loosemore subdirector del Servicio Digital de Reino Unido y Shawn Sullivan, director de
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 how technology can lead to savings of up to 90% and provide a significant boost to the economy and tourism, Tom Loosemore, former deputy director
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 los titulares noticiosos. El pasado martes la Junta presentó su informe anual, donde resaltan 18 recomendaciones para promover la economía. Las mismas están clasificadas por
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 endeavor. In an interview with former Governor Luis Fortuño, we discussed the position of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the Government, the challenge of
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 y colaboradores, sobre la búsqueda de soluciones desde la perspectiva digital para el panorama complejo que vive nuestra isla.
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 40 REFUGIOS QUE QUE SE ESTAN REVISANDO * Opriman en la bandera para conocer detalles del refugio. Compartan con cualquier persona en area vulnerable para
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 la tecnología para lograr una verdadera transformación digital del Gobierno, Maksim Percherskiy, “Chief Data Officer” de la ciudad de San Diego y Daniel Sheldon, director
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. Our goal is that our government and the Fiscal Control Board incorporate it as a governance structure. Background Over the past 12 years we have
October 24, 2017 ( Washington DC)– With the objective of promoting a truly effective and efficient rebuild of Puerto Rico enabled by a coherent digital strategy, the “Dear Fiscal Board” speaker series will hold its third conference on November 16th in Washington, D.C. New America, a think tank committed to
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 and efficiently rebuild Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. This event, dubbed Rebuilding Puerto Rico Requires a Digital Strategy, will take place Nov.
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 Challenges in Puerto Rico’s Recovery and the Role of the Financial Oversight and Management Board (FOMB)” Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 10:00am Room 1324, Longworth House
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 a “digital mindset” in identifying and applying for solutions to the island’s economic crisis. Post-María, Puerto Rico faces an even greater challenge, which in turn