Digital Government Strategy Report for the Department of Energy

2.1. Engage with customers to identify at least two existing major customer-facing services that contain high-value data or content as first-move candidates to make compliant with new open data, content, and web API policy.

Overall Status: in-progress

2.1.1. Paragraph on customer engagement approach

Paragraph on customer engagement approach: The U.S. Department of Energy will use the DOE Web Council to obtain input on which projects should be selected for the August 23rd deadline. The DOE Web Council is made up from stakeholders across all branches of the complex and the National Labs. This council has expertise that will be invaluable for determining which projects should be prioritized for transparency and impact. We will solicit their feedback via email and / or in person meetings. In addition, we will utilize Energy.gov and it's social media features to solicit input from the public.

2.1.2. Prioritized list of systems (datasets)

System Name: ALTERNATIVE FUELING STATION LOCATION DATA - API
System Description: The underlying data used to populate the Alternative Fueling Station Locator tool is available via a Web service. This data set is considered the most trusted industry resource for location-based alternative fueling station data because of the long-standing collection process fostered by relationships with industry and fuel providers and its continuous and rigorous vetting process. Using this API, developers can access the data to build their own mobile apps, widgets, or tools. Developers may choose to mash up the station data set with numerous other data sets available on the Web to create useful products to fill industry-specific needs.
System Scope: external
Main Customer: Owners and operators of alternatively fueled vehicles
Unique Investment Identifier: 019-000001183

System Name: DOE GREEN ENERGY
System Description: This API data service provides green energy results from research and development conducted throughout the Energy Department and by Energy Department-funded awards at universities. The service allows extraction of two data sets: green energy technical reports (approximately 40,000) and green energy patents (over 2,000).
System Scope: external
Main Customer: Researchers, businesses, students and professors
Unique Investment Identifier: 019-000000882

System Name: ELECTRICITY API
System Description: The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. The Electricity API project will make over half a million data points machine readable. The Electricity API’s datasets will include generation, fuel quality, fuel consumption, and retail sales by generation plant and by state to power web and mobile applications.
System Scope: external
Main Customer: Researchers, businesses, policy makers, students and professors
Unique Investment Identifier: 019-000000161

System Name: OPENEI
System Description: OpenEI continues to strive to be a global leader in open-data source for energy information--specifically analyses on renewable energy and energy efficiency. The platform is a Wiki, similar to Wikipedia’s Wiki, which many users are already familiar with and includes an API. Users can view, edit, and add data – and download data for free.
System Scope: external
Main Customer: Researchers, businesses, policy makers, students and professors
Unique Investment Identifier: 019-000001183

7.1. Engage with customers to identify at least two existing priority customer-facing services to optimize for mobile use.

Overall Status: in-progress

7.1.1. Paragraph on customer engagement approach

Paragraph on customer engagement approach: The U.S. Department of Energy will use the DOE Web Council to obtain input on which projects should be selected for the August 23rd deadline. The DOE Web Council is made up from stakeholders across all branches of the complex and the National Labs. This council has expertise that will be invaluable for determining which projects should be prioritized for transparency and impact. We will solicit their feedback via email and / or in person meetings. In addition, we will utilize Energy.gov and it's social media features to solicit input from the public.

7.1.2. Prioritized list of systems (datasets)

System Name: MOBILE SITE FOR JOBS AT THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT
System Description: The site features a searchable data pull from USAJobs of the currently available Energy Department job opportunities. It is updated daily, allowing prospective employees to search for the latest opportunities wherever and whenever they want. In addition to the job search capabilities, there are resources available to the public concerning student, veteran, and other office programs/opportunities.
System Scope: external
Main Customer: Job Seekers
Unique Investment Identifier: 019-000000297

System Name: ENERGY.GOV
System Description: The Energy Department’s main site, Energy.gov and its contents, are now available on the go. This allows users to access the Energy Departments’ resources over a variety of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. The American public is becoming increasingly mobile and the Energy department is responding to this demand.
System Scope: external
Main Customer: Public
Unique Investment Identifier: 019-000001183

System Name: ENERGY CAREER GAME
System Description: This is a fun, fast-paced puzzle/strategy game intended to generate interest and recruit the next generation of individuals and entrepreneurs in the energy industry. In the game, the player is tasked with managing resource networks between cities, power plants, homes, and businesses to provide power to these buildings. The game will educate players about the unique challenges and economic opportunities faced in meeting America’s energy needs and transitioning to a clean energy future. It will give players a better understanding of the career opportunities in the energy sector as well as the Energy Department. The game is being developed for the Department free of charge by college students who are working with the Department’s Office of Human Capital. The game will also incorporate a plug-in that will allow players to post their scores to Facebook. Expected to be ready for beta release by October 2012.
System Scope: external
Main Customer: Public
Unique Investment Identifier: 019-000000297

4.2. Establish an agency-wide governance structure for developing and delivering digital services

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4.2.3. Set specified agency-wide policies and standards

5.2. Develop an enterprise-wide inventory of mobile devices and wireless service contracts

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5.2.1. Develop mobile device inventory

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5.2.2. Develop wireless service contract inventory

8.2. Implement performance and customer satisfaction measuring tools on all .gov websites

Overall Status: in-progress

8.2.1. Implement performance measurement tool

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8.2.2. Implement customer satisfaction tool

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1.2. Ensure all new IT systems follow the open data, content, and web API policy and operationalize agency.gov/developer pages

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1.2.1. Document policy for architecting new IT systems for openness by default

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1.2.2. Operationalize /developer page

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2.2. Make high-value data and content in at least two existing, major customer-facing systems available through web APIs, apply metadata tagging and publish a plan to transition additional high-value systems

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2.2.1. Make 2+ systems (datasets) available via web APIs with metadata tags

2.2.2. Publish plan on future activity

5.3. Evaluate the government-wide contract vehicles in the alternatives analysis for all new mobile-related procurements

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6.3. Ensure all new digital services follow digital services and customer experience improvement guidelines

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7.2. Optimize at least two existing priority customer-facing services for mobile use and publish a plan for improving additional existing services

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7.2.1. Report on services

Last updated August 8, 2012 at 7:48 am