E-Government Act of 2002 Highlights

Initiative How It Works
Office of Electronic Government Creates new office within Office of Management and Budget, headed by presidential-appointed administrator
E-Government Fund Calls for $345 million over four years to fund interagency e-gov projects, subject to congressional appropriators
Privacy Requires privacy impact assessments for new IT systems
Security Makes the Federal Information Security Management Act law
E-Rule making Gives citizens the opportunity to comment on proposed federal rules online
Internet Guidelines Calls for basic standards for agency websites
Technology Procurement Allows state and local governments to purchase IT using federal supply schedules
Share-in-Savings Awards contracts in which the government shares with vendors any savings generated by improving efficiencies
Workforce Development Includes training opportunities for federal IT workers and a public-private exchange program that loans IT workers to the private sector and vice versa
GIS Standards Develops common protocols for geographic information systems
Judicial Information Requires federal courts to put information online, including docket information and written opinions
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