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Agencies Make E-Progress On E-Government Initiative

Federal agencies are making progress in fulfilling the President’s goal of expanding electronic government.

Federal agencies are making progress in fulfilling the President’s goal of expanding electronic government, according to a report issued by the Office of Management and Budget that marked the second anniversary of the E-Government Act of 2002.

The report identifies improved service delivery, enhanced role of enterprise architecture and future steps to be accomplished as part of the President’s Management Agenda.

“Federal employees are working together, both within their agencies and across the federal government. In concert with the four other management agenda goals, E-government is transforming our agencies and producing results by providing improved services,” said Clay Johnson III, deputy director for management for OMB.

The report outlines specific goals for the federal government in FY2005 including:

* Acceptable Business Cases – 75 percent of agencies with acceptable business cases for all of their systems;

* Earned Value Management – at least at least 50 percent (13) of agencies managing their IT portfolio in accordance with the standard;

* Cyber Security – 90 percent of all IT systems properly secured (certified and accredited) including the Inspector General’s verification of the effectiveness of the department’s or agency’s IT security remediation process; and

* Human Capital – 50 percent of the agencies (13) with no IT skill gaps.

You can download Expanding E-Government: Partnering for a Results-Oriented Government from the link on the left hand side of the page.

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Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters on federal human resources. Follow Ralph on Twitter: @RalphSmith47