Established in 2011, the ACT-IAC Institute for Innovation was chartered to promote innovation in the delivery of government services and operations. It develops and delivers high-quality strategic advice that reflects cross-industry recommendations based on the consensus of experts from ACT-IAC’s member companies and government liaisons. Through ethical collaborative discussion, the Institute recommends approaches to key issues affecting government where information technology can be or is a factor and a broad spectrum of perspectives is required.
The Institute commissioned the 2012 Quadrennial Government Technology Review (QGTR) to develop a series of reports and executive briefings for consideration by the next administration. Each report focuses on the use of information technology to address a national challenge.
Recommendations are offered to provide ways that information technology can make a positive impact on these challenges. Information technology underpins virtually every federal program and agency mission. Each paper highlights the criticality of strategic investments in information technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness, especially at times of budget shortages.
Over 100 volunteers from government and industry provided input to the seven Quadrennial papers. Each paper provides background information and recommendations developed by a cross-section of ACT-IAC members. All recommendations reflect work of the QGTR team; they are non-vendor specific and non-partisan.