FY 2010 Report to Congress on the Implementation of The E-Government Act of 2002†
This is the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) eighth annual progress report on implementation of the E-Government Act of 2002 (Pub. L. No. 107-347; Dec. 17, 2002) (the “E-Government Act”) as required by 44 USC 3606. This report describes activities completed in fiscal year 2010 (FY10). This report has seven sections highlighting Government-wide initiatives that are specifically required to be included in the report by the E-Government Act: Section I describes the use of the E-Government Fund, established by Section 3604 of the E-Government Act. Section II is a Government Accountability Office (GAO) requirement that addresses accuracy of data, but also complies with the E-Government Act’s requirement to make government information accessible. Section III describes activities the government has implemented that improve the skills of the Federal workforce. Section IV describes how IT is used in disaster management. Section V describes the use of standards and collaboration for geographic information within the Federal Government. Section VI features select E-Government Information Technology (IT) accomplishments related to innovation and the Open Government Initiative in 2010.Section VII outlines Federal Government efforts to implement E-Government Act provisions and goals.All reports on the implementation of the E-Government Act, from FY 2003 through the present, are posted on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website (http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/).
The use of Information Technology (IT) to provide consistent access to and dissemination of government information promotes a more citizen-centered government in a cost-effective manner. Agencies manage web-based technologies and services to help citizens obtain government information and services. In addition, agencies use IT to communicate with the public and gather feedback to determine whether Federal programs are achieving results and meeting user needs. E-Government is the result of the use of IT to improve citizen access to government information and services.
Although the Federal Government spends tens of billions of dollars annually on IT, the levels of ITrelated gains in service, quality, and delivery experienced in the private sector has not been realized in the government due to fragmentation, poor project execution, and the drag of legacy technology. To ensure Federal agencies apply E-Government principles and IT to the fullest potential, program results are measured to verify progress and planned performance improvement. By doing this, agencies are able to better manage their information resources and IT investments more effectively. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) works with agencies to systematically track and measure whether resources used by programs help achieve intended goals and results.
This report describes Federal IT activities related to Open Government, innovations in IT, and the EGovernment Act of 2002. The Federal Government is committed to building on these efforts to leverage the power of technology to better manage IT resources.