The Obama Administration has made it clear that the way government is conducted is just as important as the outcomes produced. As a result, many federal agencies have been focusing on creating processes for collaboration, accountability and transparency that are now required, while still delivering on their mission.
All of this needs to be accomplished with limited resources and in a timely fashion. As the end of the fiscal year approaches, many agencies are facing even greater pressure to deliver on priorities related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
A key area of the recovery is the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Public Building Service (PBS) to invest $5.55 billion in federal public building projects, which includes $4.5 billion to transform federal facilities into exemplary high-performance green buildings. Contracts to support approved initiatives will be granted over the next two years.
Now is the time to ensure that you are aware of the opportunities available to your agency. Take a long hard look at your existing technology to determine whether you need to make changes to ensure that you are able to participate in not only a “green” environment, but also in the new Gov 2.0 world.
Is your agency prepared for fiscal year 2010? Have you audited the technology you have in place and know where your agency wants to go?