E-commerce out; e-government in
- By Colleen O'Hara
- Sep 14, 2000
Office of Electronic Commerce home page
The General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy has
renamed its Office of Electronic Commerce to reflect the demand for online
government services and the growth of the Internet.
Now known as the Office of Electronic Government, it will continue to
focus on creating simplified, standardized access to online government information
and services. Mary Mitchell, GSA's deputy associate administrator for electronic
government, will continue to lead the renamed office.
The office already has proved influential in broad e-government efforts,
including the creation of a single online point of access to governmentwide
business opportunities. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy and other
agencies have thrown their weight behind the site, now called FedBizOpps.
Still, agencies have more work to do. A report published by GSA's Office
of Intergovernmental Solutions earlier this year found that online citizen
transactions are still in the early stages.