The White House and Office of Management and Budget hosted a forum today (it is going on right now actually) to gather ideas from industry executives about how government can use technology to modernize and streamline operations. The idea is to improve services to citizens by equipping agencies with the basic tools prevalent in the private sector, like online booking, electronic applications for benefits, and similar advances.
But the administration isn’t only interested in hearing from industry on this topic. OMB director Peter Orszag invited members of the public, which includes you dear FedLine readers, to weigh in as well on www.whitehouse.gov. You can find more details in Orszag’s blog post here. And of course you are always welcome to share your thoughts in the comments section below.