MISSION: Facilitate the Strategic Use of Technology to Improve the Mission of Government
In 1979 the Office of Management and Budget and General Services Administration encouraged the creation of the American Council for Technology as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization to provide a forum where government IT executives could share information, strategies and solutions. The American Council for Technology was created to:
- Facilitate communication among the managers and users of IT, the government agencies (Federal, state, local and international) regulating those technologies, industry and the academic community.
- Improve government through the efficient and innovative application of information technology assets.
- Provide training and education to maintain the managerial and technical competence of the workforce at the federal, state and local levels of government.
- Promote the public sector information technology profession.
- Government issues drive the ACT agenda.
- ACT will be ethical, transparent and open to all interested parties.
- ACT provides an objective, fair and vendor/technology neutral forum.
- Ensure a neutral industry forum to provide thought leadership
- Develop Leaders at All Levels (Education and Professional Development)
- Improve government programs through IT (Recognize and Identify Strategic Value of Technology to Business Value Today and Tomorrow)
- Encourage strong and active participation by all levels of government employees
- Drive and ensure innovation
Membership in the American Council for Technology is open to any full-time government employee.