The United States remains at 1st in GCI 2019, having maintained its top position since 2015.
As the US continues to be the global leader in ICT, its GCI performance has outperformed the global
average in all indicators. AI and IoT potentiality have also improved, supported by a surge in data
created by the growth in cloud computing.
Cybersecurity and cloud investment indicators increased in GCI 2019. The need for cybersecurity
standards and best practices that address interoperability, usability, and privacy continues to be
critical for the nation to enhance the country’s ability to address current and future computer and
information security challenges. To keep up with its current pace of innovation, the US has
prioritized IT modernization to improve services offered to citizens.