The editorial mission behind GovTransformer is to shine a light on federal agencies, government executives, and industry leaders that effectively leverage innovation in transformative ways.

Once again, new advances in government technology helped many agencies further advance their missions  – especially with regards to the cloud and cybersecurity – in 2016.

For our flagship end-of the-year story, we offer our definitive list of the “Top Ten GovTransformers” for 2016.  All of these posts were ranked based on readership and overall interest from our readers.

We hope you enjoy.

  • #10 – NGA Opens Up Disaster Response App to the Public:  In July, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) opened up its Mobile Awareness GEOINT Environment (MAGE) mobile app to the public, which allows for open-sourced data to help enhance disaster response efforts.
  • #9 – Oracle Delivers the True Customer Experience in a Secure Government Cloud:  In 2016, Oracle Corporation made tremendous strides in delivering consistent, personalized customer experiences with its integrated cloud solutions for government.
  • #8 – U.S. Army Introduces Rapid Capabilities Office: The U.S. Army launched its Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO), which addresses the innovation and modernization gap that is closing in near real-time.
  • #7 – DHS FLASHing Forward with New Technology: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is using agile development and revised contracting techniques to more rapidly innovate with its new procurement vehicle known as Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland.
  • #6 – MySQL and Countering Today’s Government Cyber Threat Landscape: MySQL, the popular open source database from Oracle, is helping to counter today’s cybersecurity threats with its new “security by default” approach.
  • #5 – U.S. Cyber Command Steps Into The Spotlight: In February, the Department of Defense announced its fiscal 2017 base budget request for cyberspace, which aimed to help the U.S. Cyber Command mature in operational readiness, among other strategic priorities.
  • #4 – Veterans Affairs Taps Employees for Innovation Development: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) introduced a new effort to encourage employees to develop potential remedies for pervasive health issues facing veterans.
  • #3 – GSA Offers Playbook for Legacy IT Migration:  In August, the General Services Administration (GSA) published its Modernization and Migration Management playbook, which aims to help agency leaders to modernize their IT efforts.
  • #2 – The Army’s Futuristic Vision of the Battlefield:  The U.S. Army’s network modernization plan for the years 2025 to 2040 aims to ensure that the Army maintains a technology lead in the increasingly complex, data-saturated future.
  • #1 – President Obama Wants More Computer Science in Schools: President Obama launched the Computer Science for All Program, which aims to empower all American students to learn computer science and be equipped with the computational thinking skills they need to be creators in the digital economy.

Do you have any stories to share about IT transformation happening at your agency?  GovTransformer wants to hear from you!  Happy 2017!