The role of the Government in streamlining the development of technology to the general population can be very challenging. However, it is one of the most important aspects of the country and requires thoughtful, careful, proper planning and implementation.
New technologies depend increasingly on scientific and engineering knowledge; this interdependence strengthens the reciprocal links between understanding and capability.
Technology has proven time and time again that, it can do a lot when it comes to cost saving and creating more efficiencies. For tedious tasks within government roles, technology can be a complete game changer. Technology plays an important role in fostering the redistribution of power and in encouraging interactions between government and its citizens.
The development of technology cannot be taken for granted, since its influences on us and the country in general are enormous, and immensely valuable. With the growth and development of technology one has to adapt to its changes if we want to see the benefits of it.
Government’s biggest role is to educate the general public in order to maintain the pace of development and reap it’s benefits in our daily lives and for growth of the country in general.
The most important role of government in technology development and adoption is maintaining an environment conducive to private sector innovation and investment.
Many government policies affect the environment, including policies on taxes, trade, investment, patents, product liability, environmental and consumer protection and human resources etc.
Government has a major influence on technologies in its roles as customer, publisher, regulator, arbiter, conveyer of public interests, and leader in the interest of equity and a productive society. For example, although most communications standards are developed in the private sector, government is an essential partner to such developments.
The government must ensure in advancing the use of innovative technological approaches to support administration priorities, including job creation, broader access to affordable health care, enhanced energy efficiency, a more open and transparent government, and national and homeland security.
Technology is an essential ingredient of economic growth and in creating job opportunities.
The transformative impact that technology has brought in our day today life is extremely valuable. Advances in our understanding of how people learn and the explosion of information technologies are poised to transform learning and making it more interactive, personalized, and effective for every citizens of the country.
As an example, the 21st century digital infrastructure such as high-speed broadband Internet access, fourth-generation (4G) wireless networks, new health care technologies have made our lives much easier and smarter to live in.
Internet has become a global platform for communication, commerce and individual expression, and breakthroughs in important national priorities such as health care, education and energy. Information technology can be implemented to make government more effective, transparent and accessible to all citizens of the country. Additionally, technology applications can greatly improve workflow and enable staff to work from anywhere in the country.
For Example, in the United States of Virgin Islands, the Bureau of Information Technology (BIT) has established a strategic framework for deploying innovative technology solution to facilitate the business of government in a citizen centric environment.
Their goal is to increase the efficiency of government operations, decrease the cost of government operations while enhancing the ability of agencies to generate revenues, improve government employee engagement, improve citizen engagement and in general to improve the quality of life for the residents and visitors.
The government should take advantage of the recent technology to provide the best quality government services to its citizens.
In the United States of America, technology development and adoption occur through a complex system that encompasses many individuals and organizations. Researchers in academic, government, and industrial laboratories create new knowledge on which many advanced technologies are based. Colleges and universities educate new generations of scientists and engineers who will in return apply such knowledge at work.
Private companies invest financial and human resources in developing new technologies and adapting existing technologies to meet the perceived needs. Which resulted in making United States one of the several technologically powerful nations in the world.
With the advancement of technology, citizens of the country should be well equipped with the pace of development.
In conclusion, the role of the government in imparting and streamlining the development of technology to its citizens is very crucial and important if the country wants to enjoy the fruit of its development. The more educated the citizens are the better and faster is the growth and development of the country.