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21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) Reports


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to transforming our public-facing websites and digital services through the best practices of human-centered design. This work will reduce the administrative burden we place on the public and improve the quality of our services.

Signed on December 20, 2018, the law:

  • Requires new and redesigned websites to be accessible to those with disabilities, avoid overlap, use an industry-standard secure connection, and meet standards set by the Office of Technology Transformation Services (TTS) at GSA;
  • Requires all agencies to review existing websites and submit a report on the cost to modernize priority websites;
  • Requires all paper-based forms to be available in a digital format within two years;
  • Requires agencies to submit a plan to accelerate the use of electronic signatures; and
  • Requires CIOs to coordinate with other executives to ensure adequate funding for, and execution of, the bill.

The following are reports to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on DHS implementation of the law.

Attachment Ext. Size Date
2019 DHS 21st Century IDEA Report PDF 354.68 KB 08/09/2021
2020 DHS 21st Century IDEA Report PDF 755.95 KB 09/29/2021
2021 DHS 21st Century IDEA Report PDF 484 KB 12/20/2023
2022 DHS 21st Century IDEA Report PDF 484.63 KB 12/20/2023
2023 DHS 21st Century IDEA Report PDF 490.61 KB 12/20/2023
Last Updated: 12/20/2023
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