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: completed

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. http://developer.nrel.gov/doc/transportation
System Scope: both
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 Department and by DOE-funded awards at universities. The service allows extraction of two data sets: green energy technical (approximately 40,000) reports and green energy patents (over 2,000). http://www.osti.gov/GreenEnergyXMLManual.pdf
System Scope: both
Main Customer: Universities, Researchers and Businesses
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 this dataset publically available.Beta Site: http://www.eia.gov/beta/api/
System Scope: both
Main Customer: Researchers / businesses
Unique Investment Identifier: 019-000001161

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 Wikipedias Wiki, which many users are already familiar with and include an API. Users can view, edit, and add data, " and download data for free. https://www.openei.org
System Scope: both
Main Customer: Researchers / businesses
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: completed

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: both
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: both
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

Overall Status: completed
Paragraph on Governance: The Department of Energy (DOE) Web Managers Council (Web Council) was created in December 2010 as a way for DOE Web Managers to collaborate across programs, and share common challenges, ideas, and best practices. Members work in various Program Offices, National Laboratories and Staff Offices that include representatives from Policy, Communications, Public Affairs, and Chief Information Officer (CIO) staffs.
URL to Governance Document:

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

Overall Status: completed

5.2.1. Develop wireless and mobile inventory

Bureau/Component: 05, 10,20,50, 60
Inventory Status: completed

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

Overall Status: in-progress

8.2.1. Implement performance measurement tool

Implemented Digital Analytics Program: yes
If Not, Describe Implementation:
Percent of websites covered:
URL of performance data:

8.2.2. Implement customer satisfaction tool

Describe Implementation:
URL of performance data:

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

Overall Status: in-progress

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

URL of policy:
Describe policy:

1.2.2. Operationalize /developer page

URL of page: http://energy.gov/developer-resources

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

Overall Status: in-progress

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

2.2.2. Publish plan on future activity

Name of system: ALTERNATIVE FUELING STATION LOCATION DATA - API
Description of system: 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.
Scope of system: both
Main Customers: Owners and operators of alternatively fueled vehicles
Endpoint URL: http://developer.nrel.gov/doc/transportation

Name of system: DOE GREEN ENERGY
Description of system: This API data service provides green energy results from research and development conducted throughout the Department and by DOE-funded awards at universities. The service allows extraction of two data sets: green energy technical (approximately 40,000) reports and green energy patents (over 2,000).
Scope of system: both
Main Customers: Universities, Researchers and Businesses
Endpoint URL: http://www.osti.gov/GreenEnergyXMLManual.pdf

Name of system: ELECTRICITY API
Description of system: 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 this dataset publically available.
Scope of system: both
Main Customers: Researchers / businesses
Endpoint URL: Beta Site: http://www.eia.gov/beta/api/

Name of system: OPENEI
Description of system: 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 Wikipedias Wiki, which many users are already familiar with and include an API. Users can view, edit, and add data, " and download data for free.
Scope of system: both
Main Customers: Researchers / businesses
Endpoint URL: https://www.openei.org

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

Overall Status: in-progress
Paragraph on policy:

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

Overall Status: in-progress
Paragraph on policy:

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

Overall Status: in-progress
URL of plan:

7.2.1. Report on services

Service Name: MOBILE SITE FOR JOBS AT THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT
Service Description: MOBILE SITE FOR JOBS AT THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT
System Scope: both
Primary customers: Job seekers
URL of service: http://jobs.energy.gov/

Service Name: 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.
Service 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: both
Primary customers: Public
URL of service: energy.gov

Service Name: ENERGY.GOV
Service Description: ENERGY.GOV
System Scope: external
Primary customers: Public

Service Name: 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
Service 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

Service Name: ENERGY CAREER GAME
Service Description: ENERGY CAREER GAME

Service Name: 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.
Service 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.

Last updated December 12, 2012 at 9:19 am