The new government program defined digital development as an interdisciplinary issue. To coordinate innovation and digitalisation issues between ministries and work on a nationwide innovation and digitalisation strategy, a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) was appointed in each department.
The CDOs are to optimise the coordination of digitalisation measures between the different departments. Through a coordinated approach, goals such as further automating processes or providing improved digital services can be realised more efficiently.
The CDO of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs is the head of Section III (Digitalisation, Innovation and eGovernment), Gerhard Popp, MA.