FY 2012 Report to Congress on the Implementation of The E-Government Act of 2002†
This is the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) tenth 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 2012 (FY12) that fulfill the requirements of the annual E-Government (E-Gov) Act report to Congress. All reports on the implementation of the E-Government Act from fiscal year (FY) 2003 through the present are posted on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/e-gov/docs.
Since the passage of the E-Gov Act, Federal agencies have made significant progress in using the Internet and other technologies to improve citizen access to Government information and services, improve Government decision making, and enhance accountability and transparency. This year’s report includes a status update on Federal agency activities under Title II, Section 202(f), and provides information required by Section 3604(f). Agency activites required under Title III can be found in the annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. This year’s report also includes reporting on implementation of the Federal Funding Transparency and Accountability Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-282; Sep. 26,2006).
This year’s report has been restructured based on discussions with Federal agencies, evaluating best practices, and other recommendations OMB has received and primarily focuses on provisions and goals of the E-Gov Act. The report is structured as follows: Section I describes the use of the E-Government Fund, established by Section 3604 of the E-Government Act. Section II highlights the IT Dashboard, including the accuracy of its data, 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 to support disaster management activities. Section V describes the use of standards and collaboration for geographic information within the Federal Government. Section VI illustrates Federal Government activities that implement E-Government Act provisions and goals, particularly those that support enhanced delivery of information and services to the public and highlights of agency work in capital planning and investment control, of all which support requirements under the E-Gov Act. Section VII provides an update on provisions required under Title II of the E-Gov Act. Additional information concerning other provisions of the E-Gov Act that are not discussed in this report can be found on the Office of E-Government and Information and Technology website at www.whitehouse.gov/omb/e-gov, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs website at www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg, and the Chief Information Officer Council website at www.cio.gov.