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Definition of E-Governance

The e-Government Act defines “electronic Government’ as “the use by the Government of web-based Internet applications and other information technologies, combined with processes that implement these technologies, to—‘‘(A) enhance the access to and delivery of Government information and services to the public, other agencies, and other Government entities; or ‘‘(B) bring about improvements in Government…

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Reason for Federal Agencies to be Pro-Active

OMB is now in action mode without clear instructions and expectations. IT project failures and its increased concern has taken OMB to a point where it has to prove measurable actions to the President. The OMB director directs and CIO reacts – common theme that was seen in Memorandum. Agencies struggle to show results and…

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EHRI and its Effect on Federal Agency Performance

My vision is that agencies will become more proactive in establishing strong project management techniques and creating more live and actionable cost estimation and analysis techniques to create and sustain successful projects. This will also require adequate staffing at agencies that has the ability to make this happen. Initiatives such as EHRI are an indirect…

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Where are federal IT initiatives heading – Success or Failure – Lessons learned

GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide is very extensive and gives us clear details of federal IT initiatives. The guide, together with OMB circular and IT dashboard web site gave some important hints towards how concerned and vigilant is US government in reviewing and evaluating Federal IT projects. The Cost estimating guide highlights customized methods…

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Is there a conflict between the support of individual rights and the use of e-government for transformational purposes? Why or why not?

Based on my reflection on E-Governance reference materials and experience, I am concluding that e-government initiatives cannot be truly transformational unless the socio-political environment is favorable and open-minded to bring about highly participatory democracy with high level of citizen involvement through innovative technology usage. Two forces are in play that hinders transformation – narrow mindedness…

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E-Government Transformation in Maharashtra, India

The scalar transformation of e-government implementation models in the state of Maharashtra, India, took place exactly as West pictures as billboard, partial service delivery and Portal stage (with major focus on service delivery). The e-government initiative took its shape during late nineties with my employer being appointed as the Apex consultant to the state government…

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Establishing the capability for employees of a local or national government to blog about their work life and access their Facebook accounts during work hours constitute Electronic government?

This clearly does not constitute electronic government in US and most of the world’s government context. The focus of electronic government is to use technology to effect automation and coordinated function of specific rules, processes or procedures so that it leads to measurable outputs as expected by the inherent e-government policy or Acts. If we…