REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE BENEFITS OF THE PRESIDENT’S E-GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES (FY13)†
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) developed this report pursuant to section 732 of the Consolidation Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. 112-74), as carried forward in the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 (P.L. 113-46). In accordance with the Act, this report provides a description of E-Government initiatives including the objectives, benefits, development status, risks, and cost effectiveness of EGovernment initiatives and lines of business.
As required by the Act, this report includes the sources and distribution of FY 2014 funding by agency and by bureau. Prior year funding information is available in previous reports submitted to Congress, available online at: www.WhiteHouse.gov/omb/e-gov/docs. As explained in previous annual reports, estimated future contribution levels are unavailable as funding algorithms are determined annually by each initiative’s governance board. Estimated annual operations and maintenance costs are also unavailable as initiative governance boards have not determined and voted upon the costs to operate in the out-years. Additionally, information regarding estimated dates of full operational capability and costs to complete an initiative’s development is unavailable as E-Government initiatives and lines of business are evolutionary. While most initiatives have accomplished their initial goals and achieved operational capability, they have also expanded their goals over time, transitioning from individual projects to more robust programs. These programs are constantly evolving; there is no final date by which initiatives and lines of business are considered to have achieved full operational capability.
This report provides information regarding E-Government initiatives funded through agency contributions, and does not include all Federal government shared services. Agency contributions include commitments of funding and/or in-kind contributions, which represent the dollar-equivalent of a contribution of services, equipment, facilities, software, license fees, or Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) personnel support. Because the Act requires the report to include E-Government initiatives sponsored by OMB, initiatives funded through a “fee-for-service” model in which reimbursements represent transfers of funds by agencies to a service provider in exchange for a service rendered are not included in this report.
This report is organized as follows:
- Summary of E-Government Initiatives and Lines of Business
In accordance with section 732(b)(1) of the Act, this section provides a description of the objectives and primary benefits of E-Government initiatives and lines of business, and highlights the accomplishments and cost-effectiveness of the initiatives.
- Appendix A: Examples of Agency-Specific Benefits
In accordance with section 732(b)(1) of the Act, this section provides highlights of agency-specific benefits of the initiatives.
- Appendix B: Sources of FY 2014 E-Government Initiative and Lines of Business Funding by Department/Agency and Bureau
In accordance with section 732(b)(3) of the Act, this table shows FY 2014 department/agency contributions to E-Government initiatives and lines of business.
- Appendix C: FY 2014 Funding by E-Government Initiative and Line of Business
In accordance with section 732(b)(3) of the Act, this table shows the distribution of FY 2014 department/agency contributions by initiative.
- Appendix D: Development Status of E-Government Initiatives and Lines of Business
In accordance with section 732(b)(1) of the Act, this table shows the development status of EGovernment initiatives and lines of business.
- Appendix E: Risks Associated with E-Government Initiatives and Lines of Business
In accordance with section 732(b)(1) of the Act, this table shows the risks of E-Government initiatives and lines of business.(INTRODUCTION)