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September 06, 2003

The eGov imperative

The OECD has published The E-Government Imperative. A central quote:

E-Government is more about government than about 'e'...

The term "e-government", as used by the OECD E-Government Project, applies to the use of ICT as a tool to achieve better government. E-government is not about business as usual, but has a focus on using ICT to transform the structures, operations, and, most importantly, the culture of government. Modernising government structures, governance frameworks and processes to meet the e-government imperative will have fundamental impacts on how services are delivered, how policies are developed and how public administrations operate. As the impacts of e-government becomes more profound, government will have to strike equilibrium between protecting citizens rights and better meeting their needs with more efficient, integrated services and policy engagement processes. What starts as a technical exercise aimed at developing more responsive programs and services becomes an exercise in governance.

Posted by John Gotze in Governance | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

September 04, 2003

In a crisis, interoperability is paramount

The homeland security task force of the Government Electronics and IT Association has published a study, which GCN reports says: In a crisis, interoperability is paramount.

From the study:
The Department of Homeland Security architecture should be interoperability driven versus technology driven. The Federal environment often is focused primarily on control and governance, not always about defining how the job really needs to get done.

Posted by John Gotze in Enterprise Architecture | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

September 03, 2003

State of Arkansas offers RSS Feed

The State of Arkansas is now offering many of the news headlines from its official website, Access Arkansas as an RSS feed. It is great to see other States in the U.S. following Utah's lead in sharing news and information via RSS.

If you are interested in consuming Arkansas' feed, here it is: http://www.accessarkansas.org/rss/siterss.xml

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