An OMB Guide to Paper Cuts

The Government Paperwork Elimination Act requires agencies to be able

to conduct business with individuals and organizations and store records

electronically by Oct. 21, 2003.

To comply, some of the key steps agencies must take are:

* Be able to accept electronic documents and digital signatures.

* Assure the privacy of personal information.

* Provide electronic acknowledgment that electronic filings have been

successfully submitted.

* Develop reliable systems of electronic recordkeeping.

* Automate information processes where possible.

MORE INFO

"OMB: E-signatures a must" [Federal Computer Week, May 8, 2000]

"NSF pins hopes on security pilot" [Federal Computer Week, April 24, 2000]

"Agencies pushed toward PKI" [Federal Computer Week, April 17, 2000]

OMB's guidelines for the Implementation of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act

BY William Matthews
May 8, 2000

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