FY 2011 Report to Congress on the Implementation of The E-Government Act of 2002



This is the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) ninth 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 information technology (IT) activities completed in fiscal year 2011 (FY11) that fulfill the requirements of the annual E-Government Act report to Congress.

Section I describes the use of the E-Government Fund, established by Section 3604 of the E-Government Act. Section II fulfills a Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendation to addresses accuracy of data on the IT Dashboard, and 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 citizen engagement in FY11. Section VII outlines Federal Government activities that implement E-Government Act provisions and goals. All reports on the implementation of the E-Government Act, from FY03 through the present, are posted on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website (http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb).

The use of IT to provide consistent access to and dissemination of Government information promotes a more citizen-centered Government in a cost-effective manner. The release of the National Open Government Action Plan emphasizes efforts to strengthen democracy and promote a more efficient and effective government through greater openness to citizens. 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 lower the barriers to citizen interaction with the Government and access to Government information and services.

Because the Federal Government invests heavily in IT investments, it is essential that citizens see gains in service, quality, and delivery. 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 E-Government Act of 2002. The Federal Government is committed to building on these efforts to leverage the power of technology to better manage IT resources.