SF-5-year-tech-plan

The City just released it’s first every long-term government technology plan – and you can read it here.

San Francisco, which once led in Gov 2.0 technology initiatives, has been facing some very healthy competition recently from other American cities on the government technology front.

New York City under the direction of Mayor Michael Bloomberg just released a “Road Map to the Digital Future,” a comprehensive plan to harness the technology of Web 2.0 and use it to create a more responsive and effective government. Phil Ting weighed in on the New York plan last week.

As Phil pointed out, this competition is about more than bragging rights. The local government doing the best job of fostering new technology puts itself in a lead position to attract the new economy industries that create high-wage employment.

Again – this new San Francisco report has just been released. Take a look and let us know what you think. We’ll be offering a side-by-side comparison of the two plans in the next few days.