Paying particular attention to a clause that gives agency heads leeway in hiring expert personnel, detailing federal employees to the Fiscal Control Authority in Puerto Rico. “It means that the chief of any federal agency can send people to a [commonwealth] agency in Puerto Rico to work on specific projects.” This is what led to the petition to solicit USDS personnel to assist working in Puerto Rico.
Did you know that there was a pilot project via which one could see the financial statements for CRIM, ACAA, Public Works and UPR?
Governor Rossello sends letter requesting detailing of USDS personnel to assist in structuring the new Puerto Rico Innovation Technology Service.
David Eaves opening remarks at Code for America Summit 2014 starts off with highlights of amazing things happening around the world, governments emulating the success of the UK Digital Service, highlighting the new US Digital Service and the passing of PS 614 in the Puerto Rico Senate to create the Office of Government Information Technology (OGIT).
The recent enactment of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) creates an unparalleled opportunity to build new digital institutions that will transform Puerto Rico’s government operations. The way to do so is through the creation of a Puerto Rico Digital Service modeled after the highly successful United States Digital Service implemented…
Along with the bill, an event: The Puerto Rico Tech Summit, June 6, at the San Juan Convention Center, to showcase what is possible under the right governance structure. At the Tech Summit there were over 900 people gathered not to just talk but to act upon Puerto Rico’s future. For the highlight of the event…
Citing the executive order as a positive of Governor Fortuño’s administration, AGP campaigns in favor of creating the new CIO office by law, forming part of the action plan.