On May 23, 2012, President Obama launched a comprehensive Digital Government Strategy aimed at delivering better services to the American people. The Strategy is built on a simple idea: that all Americans should be able to access information from their government anywhere, anytime, and on any device.
As we note the strategy's first anniversary today, I want to congratulate the folks at DOT who have been working so hard to meet this Department's obligations in the President's strategy.
Through their efforts, the public can now access critical safety information about passenger vehicles on their mobile devices. If a father is trying to select a car safety seat as his baby becomes a toddler, the SaferCar app from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is at his fingertips to help him find the appropriate seat style. If a mother is looking for a new vehicle at her local car dealership, SaferCar is in the palm of her hand with NHTSA's 5-star safety ratings.
That is useful government data made accessible to the people who need it.