Federal government cross-agency priority goals, also referred to as crosscutting goals, require the collaboration of multiple agencies to achieve the goals.
The Administration has identified 15 cross-agency priority goals that were published concurrently with the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget of the U.S. Government.
The cross-agency priority goals include:
(1) Cybersecurity: Improve cybersecurity performance through ongoing awareness of information security, vulnerabilities, and threats impacting the operating
information environment, ensuring that only authorized users have access to resources and information; and the implementation of technologies and processes that
reduce the risk of malware.
(2) Climate Change: More than double Federal government consumption of electricity from renewable sources to 20% by 2020 and improve energy efficiency at Federal
facilities as part of the wider strategy to reduce the Federal Government's direct greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2025 (2008 baseline).
(3) Insider Threat and Security Clearance Reform: Mitigate the inherent risks and vulnerabilities posed by personnel with trusted access to government information,
facilities, systems, and other personnel.
(4) Job-Creating Investment: Improve federal investment tools and resources, while also increasing interagency coordination, to encourage foreign direct investment,
spurring job growth.
(5) Infrastructure Permitting Modernization: Modernize the Federal permitting and review process for major infrastructure projects to reduce uncertainty for project
applicants, reduce the aggregate time it takes to conduct reviews and make permitting decisions by half, and produce measurably better environmental and community outcomes.
(6) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education: Improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education by implementing the Federal STEM
Education 5-Year Strategic Plan, announced in May 2013, specifically:
• Improve STEM instruction
• Increase and sustain youth and public engagement in STEM
• Enhance STEM experience of undergraduate students
• Better serve groups historically under-represented in STEM fields
• Design graduate education for tomorrow's STEM workforce
• Build new models for leveraging assets and expertise
• Build and use evidence-based approaches
(7) Service Members and Veterans Mental Health: Improve mental health outcomes for Service Members, Veterans and their Families
(8) Customer Service: Deliver world-class customer services to citizens by making it faster and easier for individuals and businesses to complete transactions and
have a positive experience with government.
(9) Smarter IT Delivery: Improve outcomes and customer satisfaction with Federal services through smarter IT delivery and stronger agency accountability for success.
(10) Category Management: Expand the use of high-quality, high-value strategic sourcing solutions in order to improve the government's buying power and reduce contract duplication.
(11) Shared Services: Strategically expand high-quality, high value shared services to improve performance and efficiency throughout government.
(12) Benchmark and Improve Mission-Support Operations: Improve administrative efficiency and increase the adoption of effective management practices by establishing cost and
quality benchmarks of mission-support operations and giving agency decision-makers better data to compare options, allocate resources, and improve processes.
(13) Open Data: Fuel entrepreneurship and innovation and improve government efficiency and effectiveness by unlocking the value of government data and adopting management
approaches that promote interoperability and openness of this data.
(14) Lab-to-Market: Increase the economic impact of Federally-funded research and development by accelerating and improving the transfer of new technologies from the
laboratory to the commercial marketplace.
(15) People and Culture: Innovate by unlocking the full potential of the workforce we have today and building the workforce we need for tomorrow.