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The E-Enterprise Digital Strategy represents a shared vision among E-Enterprise partners to better coordinate their IT systems and services, improve collaboration using shared data, and reimagine ways to use technology to achieve better environmental outcomes and provide more responsive services to the public and the regulated community. The E-Enterprise Digital Strategy provides a set of principles and strategic actions for an environmental enterprise that is customer-centric, information-centric, and based on shared platforms and services. Learn more about how agencies are putting the Digital Strategy into practice.


Today’s environmental programs increasingly require leaner, more flexible, lower cost, and technically savvy business and technology solutions. Environmental regulatory agencies face multiple challenges that demand innovative solutions, including improved data exchange, reduced costs to regulated entities, increased availability and transparency of data, streamlined operations, and faster outcomes. Increasingly tight budgets are also spurring agencies to find efficiencies in their processes, operations, and technology expenditures. These challenges are motivating E-Enterprise partners to collaborate on transformative approaches to environmental management.


  • Offer EPA, States, and Tribes the opportunity to come together to share innovative solutions to modernize current systems and develop services in smart, secure, and affordable ways
  • Provide EPA, States, and Tribes with best practices, standards, shared development opportunities, and practical examples to support more efficient and shareable technology projects and
  • Provide resources and guidance for responsive customer-centric services to the public, agency staff, and the regulated community.


  • The E-Enterprise Digital Strategy serves as a high-level framework to help environmental agencies voluntarily coordinate their technology investments. The Strategy incorporates a broad range of input from government practitioners, the public, and private-sector experts.
  • Operationalizing the Principles of the E-Enterprise Digital Strategy describes how environmental programs can practice the principles of E-Enterprise and the Digital Strategy to modernize their business processes, workflows, and information systems.
  • With the trend toward the use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) expected to accelerate, E-Enterprise developed a first version of an overarching API Product Management Framework to assist environmental agencies in planning a strategy and fully taking advantage of this technology. In addition, the team interviewed API development teams and developed a Collaboration Space Lessons Learned Report along with a set of use cases.
  • The E-Enterprise IOT/Sensor Sprint Summary Report provides the findings and recommendations from an assessment of EPA, state, tribal and other federal government sensor programs. The paper lays out the basic components of an IoT-based sensor network, use cases, cross-cutting challenges and gaps in sensor architectures, and a notional interim sensor target architecture.
  • The Digital Strategy team conducted a series of sprints to get partner feedback on the concept of a Technology Library of best practices to help E-Enterprise partners make coordinated choices about technology investments and design decisions.


E-Enterprise and the Exchange Network are continuing to operationalize the Digital Strategy in major system modernizations such as the Drinking Water State-Federal Tribal Information Exchange System and the Integrated Compliance Information System. The governance also plans to develop practical guidance that agencies can provide to developers and contractors to promote more useful, shareable, and interoperable technology projects.


E-Enterprise needs your expertise and perspective! Use the E-Enterprise Community Inventory Platform to comment on the Digital Strategy or express an interest in participating.