FY 2013 Annual Report to Congress: E-Government Act Implementation



Since the passage of the E-Government Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-347) (E-Gov Act),1 Federal agencies have made significant progress in using the Internet and other technologies to enhance citizen access to government information and services, and improve Government transparency and decision making. The E-Gov Act requires Federal agencies and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to report annually on their progress implementing the various provisions of the E-Gov Act, as described in more detail below.

OMB developed this report in accordance with 44 U.S.C. § 3606, which requires OMB to provide a summary of the information reported by Federal agencies and a description of compliance by the Federal Government with the provisions of the E-Gov Act. Additionally, consistent with previous E-Gov Act Reports, this report includes information required under Section 2(g) of the Federal Funding Transparency and Accountability Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-282). Under this Act, OMB was required to oversee and report to Congress on the development of a website through which the public can readily access information about grants and contracts provided by the entire Federal Government.2 The E-Gov Act, under Section 3543(a)(8), also requires OMB to report on certain information security activities. This information can be found in the annual report to Congress on agency compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. Previous reports to Congress are available online at: www.WhiteHouse.gov/omb/e-gov/docs.

The E-Gov Act includes a number of requirements for OMB and Federal agencies to ensure effective implementation of the Act. For example, the Act requires OMB to report on the management of the E-Gov Fund, development and oversight of various websites, and the development of IT workforce, disaster management, and geospatial policies. This report provides a summary of OMB and agency compliance with these requirements. This report is structured in numerical order according to the required sections of the E-Gov Act. For a description of reporting requirements and the corresponding report sections, please see Appendix P. This report is organized as follows:

  • Section I – E-Government Fund
    In accordance with Section 101 of the E-Gov Act (44 U.S.C. §3604), this sectionprovides a description of projects receiving E-Gov funds in FY 2013, including fundingallocations and results achieved.
  • Section II – Government-wide IT Workforce and Training Policies
    In accordance with Section 209 of the E-Gov Act, this section provides a summary ofactivities related to IT workforce policies, evaluation, training, and competencyassessments.
  • Section III – Disaster Preparedness
    In accordance with Section 214 of the E-Gov Act, this section provides a summary ofhow IT is used to further the goal of maximizing the utility of IT in disaster management.
  • Section IV – Geospatial
    In accordance with Section 216 of the E-Gov Act, this section provides a summary ofactivities on geographic information systems and initiatives, and an overview of theGeospatial Platform.
  • Appendices – Compliance with Other Goals and Provisions of the E-Gov Act