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Teresa Bozzelli - USA: Obama's Technology and Innovation Strategy


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Teresa Bozzelli - USA: Obama's Technology and Innovation Strategy

  1. 1. The Obama Strategy: U.S. Innovation and Technology Teresa Bozzelli COO/Managing Director March 2009
  2. 2. Discussion <ul><li>Worldwide Information Technology Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Information Technology Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Obama’s Strategy and Action </li></ul><ul><li>Watching the Future </li></ul>
  3. 3. Worldwide Government IT Spending Source: IDC and Government Insights, 2009. Numbers = Millions (U.S. $) 2009 $11,562.8 $14,647.0 $75,924.5 $16,810.3 $57,759.6 Globally Governments will spend $177B in 2009 A/P Developing A/P Mature North America Rest of World Western Europe
  4. 4. Worldwide Stimulus Money: Emphasis on Economic Recovery and Stabilization $787 $585 $260 $200 $133 $127 $50 $33 $30 $30 $27 $24 $0 $200 $400 $600 $800 $1,000 United States European Union Japan Germany Canada Australia Source: Mercury News, 2009. $ in Billions United Kingdom South Korea France Saudi Arabia Russia China
  5. 5. U.S. Government Market: IT Spending for 2009 <ul><li>Before the 2009 Stimulus Bill… </li></ul><ul><li>Government IT market is both large and growing </li></ul><ul><li>Government is #1 buyer in North America </li></ul><ul><li>Government is #1 buyer for IT services </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. government spending is slightly above “average” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal spending increasing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State/local growth slowing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education growth below average </li></ul></ul>2009 U.S. Government Spending $ in millions $21,134.8 $23,108.4 $14,634.4 $11,470.8 Civilian Defense State Local
  6. 6. U.S. Specific Dynamics Affecting IT <ul><li>Key Issues….. </li></ul><ul><li>Other than Money </li></ul><ul><li>Homeland security </li></ul><ul><li>Public safety </li></ul><ul><li>Warfighter return </li></ul><ul><li>Green government </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen health and welfare </li></ul><ul><li>Understand </li></ul><ul><li>Constrained State & Local Spending </li></ul><ul><li>Need for citizen service increases </li></ul><ul><li>Bailout and Stimulus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New roles/regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New IT requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on Transparency Accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continued consolidation </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership change/gap </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing resolution </li></ul><ul><li>2010 budget delays </li></ul><ul><li>New program delays </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger procurement control </li></ul><ul><li>Increased program and contract oversight </li></ul><ul><li>Contractor reduction </li></ul><ul><li>New sourcing models </li></ul>Economy Election IT Shift
  7. 7. Key Focus Areas for Government in 2009 Managing and overseeing financial and other institutions in which it has invested to stabilize the economy Stimulating the economy through various programs and new executive priorities Further reducing operational costs while improving IT capabilities and capacity Citizens looking for government leadership in rebuilding the economy, supporting their needs, and keeping them informed
  8. 8. Obama’s Vision and Belief <ul><li>“… ..let us be the generation that reshapes our economy to compete in the digital age.” </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental beliefs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology and innovation create immense transformation power to improve the lives of Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Americans should have the chance to participate in government deliberations and decision-making </li></ul></ul>Trust Accountability Participation Transparency
  9. 9. Obama’s Strategy Solve the nations most pressing problems Health Care Education Economy Public Safety Energy <ul><li>Full & free exchange of ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect the openness of the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Balance right to free speech with privacy and security </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transparent & connected democracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use technology to open government to the citizen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use technology to reform government operation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improve U.S. competitiveness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invest in science research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare the children for 21 st century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare adults for changing economy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deploy a modern communication infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Next generation broadband </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate the digital divide </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Obama’s Quick Actions <ul><li>The Stimulus Bill </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Memorandum to all Government Leader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparency and Open Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government Contracting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Initial 2010 Budget </li></ul><ul><li>New Whitehouse web site </li></ul><ul><li> web site </li></ul>
  11. 11. Obama’s Stimulus Bill <ul><li>American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$787 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$302 billion in spending, the rest is tax provisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provides funding to agencies for new and existing programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal agencies will define program requirements and guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific IT funding is often embedded in priority programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 61% is provided to states via federal grant programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Utilize existing processes – just “faster” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Acquisition Regulations still apply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fixed Price Contracts are required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority given to “shovel ready” initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oversight, Transparency and Accountability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program management suggested up to 0.5%, with over $200M specifically for oversight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> is established to monitor spending </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newly created Accountability and Transparency Board </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. IT Tidbits <ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband Technology Opportunities Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$4.7 billion: Commerce National Telecommunication and Information Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grants </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At least one to each state </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal money no more than 80% of total </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$2.5 billion: Dept of Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grants, loans, and loan guarantee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Data Center/IT System Modernization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$500 million: Social Security Administration National Computer Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$450 million: Social Security Administration claims processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$50 million: Dept of Veterans Affairs benefit processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$50 million: Dept of Agriculture Farm Service Agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$22 million: Small Business Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$290 million: Dept of State </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The Risk to Economic Recovery <ul><li>Government moves slowly….when quick action is needed </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Went from extreme of too little to too much </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both frequency and complexity of reporting requirement will divert attention from achieving results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased potential for fraud </li></ul><ul><li>Increased cyber security attacks </li></ul><ul><li>Requirement for security and privacy is in conflict with position of openness and usage of social media </li></ul>
  14. 14. Watching the Future: Transparent Government and Citizen Participation <ul><li>NOAA’s Island of Meteora </li></ul><ul><li>NIH has medical library, virtual hospital and wellness center </li></ul><ul><li>NASA and CDC for citizen education </li></ul><ul><li>DHS and NSF participate in virtual global conferences </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Corps e-spondence </li></ul><ul><li>Homeland Security Leadership Journal </li></ul><ul><li>InfoFarm </li></ul><ul><li>Military Health System </li></ul>Intellipedia www.
  15. 15. Contact Information <ul><li>Teresa Bozzelli </li></ul><ul><ul><li>+1-703-485-8400 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>