Implementation of E-government Act

Implementation of E-government Act - FY 2003 Report to...

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FY 2003 Report to Congress on Implementation of The E-Government Act March 8, 2004
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Table of Contents Introduction…………………………………………………………………………1 Part I. Operations of the E-Government Fund……………………………………. .4 Part II. Compliance with Other Goals and Provisions of the Act…………………. .8 Part III. Summary of Agency E-Government Activities…………………………. ..28
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Introduction As part of the institutionalization of the President’s Management Agenda, and the continuing support of citizen-centric service delivery, President Bush signed the E- Government Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-347, 44 U.S.C. Ch. 36) into law on December 17, 2002. E-Government is the use of information technology (IT) and the Internet, together with the operational processes and people needed to implement these technologies, to deliver services and programs to constituents, including citizens, businesses and other government agencies. E-Government improves the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of government services. The Administration sees this Act as a significant step forward in the way that the Federal agencies should consider using information technology (IT) to transform agency business into a more citizen-oriented and user-friendly process. As part of making the management of IT more proactive the so called “At Risk” list has been replaced by the management watch list in order to assure a cooperative process in improving the delivery of services and information through technology. Through the use of budget guidance OMB can further drive the utilization, interoperability and security of IT investments. The E-Government Act: advocates a more citizen-focused approach to current government-wide IT policies and programs; establishes an Office of Electronic Government in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to improve Federal management of information resources; formalizes the establishment of a Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council; permanently reauthorizes and amends agency information security requirements through the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA); protects the confidentiality of certain types of data through the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA); and supports activities that OMB and the executive branch are already pursuing under the President’s Management Agenda’s Expanding Electronic Government initiative. The E-Government Act codifies and expands OMB’s leadership role by establishing the Office of Electronic Government headed by a Presidentially-appointed Administrator. The President’s appointed Administrator assists the Director of OMB and the Deputy Director for Management in implementing the requirements of the Act by providing overall leadership and direction to the executive branch on electronic government. Further, the Administrator is responsible for overseeing the implementation of IT throughout the Federal government, including:
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