Please note: 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 14 cross-agency priority goals that were published
concurrently with the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget of the U.S. Government.
1. Exports - Double U.S. exports by the end of 2014.
2. Entrepreneurship and Small Business - Increase federal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses with an
emphasis on 1) startups and growing firms and 2) underserved markets.
3. Broadband - As part of expanding all broadband capabilities, ensure 4G broadband coverage for 98 percent of
Americans by 2016.
4. Energy Efficiency - Reduce energy intensity (energy demand/$ real GDP) 50 percent by 2035 (2010 as base year).
5. Veteran Career Readiness - By September 30, 2013, increase the percent of eligible service members who will be
served by career readiness and preparedness programs from 50 percent to 90 percent in order to improve their
competitiveness in the job market.
6. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education - In support of the President's goal that the U.S.
have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020, the Federal Government will work with education
partners to improve the quality of STEM education at all levels to help increase the number of well-prepared graduates
with STEM degrees by one-third over the next 10 years, resulting in an additional 1 million graduates with degrees in
7. Job Training - Ensure our country has one of the most skilled workforces in the world by preparing 2 million workers
with skills training by 2015 and improving coordination and delivery of job training services.
8. Cybersecurity - Achieve 95% use of critical cybersecurity capabilities on federal executive branch information systems by 2014,
including strong authentication, Trusted Internet Connections (TIC), and Continuous Monitoring.
9. Sustainability - By 2020, the Federal Government will reduce its direct greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent and will
reduce its indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 13 percent by 2020 (from 2008 baseline).
10. Real Property - The Federal Government will manage real property effectively to generate $3 billion in cost savings by
the end of 2012.
11. Improper Payments - The Federal Government will reduce the government-wide improper payment rate by at least two percentage
points by FY 2014.
12. Data Center Consolidation - Improve IT service delivery, reduce waste and save $3 billion in taxpayer dollars by closing
at least 1,200 data centers by FY 2015.
13. Closing Skills Gaps - By September 30, 2013, close the skills gaps by 50 percent for 3 to 5 critical Federal Government
occupations or competencies, and close additional agency-specific high risk occupation and competency gaps.
14. Strategic Sourcing - Reduce the costs of acquiring common products and services by agencies' strategic sourcing of at least
two new commodities or services in both 2013 and 2014 that yield at least a 10 percent savings.