Responding to COVID-19 challenges has led to an explosion of digital innovation in a place often overlooked — our own governments.
Through the power of APIs, innovative agencies have enabled contact tracing solutions across major U.S. cities, automated eligibility programs for real-time citizen financial assistance, and other mission-critical projects in a matter of weeks. And with nearly 200 FedRAMP-authorized cloud technologies now available, U.S. government agencies can leverage similar digital solutions that have driven innovation throughout the private sector.
MuleSoft Government Cloud is a secure, FedRAMP-compliant (FISMA Moderate) deployment environment that enables government agencies to use Anypoint Platform in the cloud. With MuleSoft Government Cloud, you can leverage an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) to reduce the infrastructure and management costs associated with legacy on-premises integration. Your IT teams can focus on designing and building APIs and integrations rather than worrying about managing and maintaining infrastructure with Anypoint Platform.
In my last blog, I discussed a few ways governments can create citizen journeys with API-led connectivity to address the inertia caused by legacy IT systems. We return to the second reason digital government services are held back: providing secure services. In this blog post, I’ll review the fundamentals of dealing with digital government services and how governments can create a better citizen experience through these fundamentals.
In my previous blog posts, I outlined a number of concepts and challenges faced across governments building digital ecosystems. With those building blocks, how can we build a secure application network for governments to support the concept of citizen journeys?
As I mentioned in my previous blog post, it seems that delivering real digital government services are being held back for two principal reasons: firstly, the inertia caused by legacy IT systems (the solution to be covered in my next post!), and, secondly, a lack of confidence in their own ability to provide a secure service, be it a concern for data breaches or lack of service (remember the Australian Census problems).
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