E-gov matures

Expanding E-Government: Partnering for a Results-Oriented Government

Federal e-government initiatives will be judged primarily by the extent of their adoption by agencies and the public, according to a new Office of Management and Budget report that lays out goals for the the office of e-government and information technology over the next year.

The move of e-government initiatives away from development and implementation phase into maturity means that the percentage of online transactions between citizens and the government would be an appropriate metric for some projects, according to the Dec. 17 report.

In addition, the report states that in the following year:

Half of the 26 agencies scored in the President's Management scorecard should keep their cost and schedule overruns in information technology projects to within 10 percent of the original estimate.

75 percent of agencies should have acceptable business cases for IT systems.

90 percent of agencies should have Inspector General-verified IT security measures.

Half of the major agencies should close skills gaps in the IT workforce.

Greater governmentwide use of federal enterprise architecture will be one way to achieve greater efficiencies and savings, the report states.

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David Perera is a special contributor to Defense Systems.

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