• United States



Description of the E-Government Act of 2001

Oct 03, 20021 min
CSO and CISOData and Information SecurityIT Leadership

This Act establishes the Office of Information Policy in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to be administered by a Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO).

The E-Government Act is designed to enhance the management and promotion of electronic Government services and processes by establishing an Office of Information Management and a Federal Chief Information Officer within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The act will also establish a broad framework of measures that require using Internet-based information technology to enhance citizen access to Government information and services.

Among other things, the Act requires the CIO and each executive agency to develop and post on the Internet a public domain directory of government websites. It also requires studies on using information technology to enhance crisis response and consequence management of natural and manmade disasters.

Under this Act, the federal CIO will study the feasibility of integrating Federal information systems across agencies and convene an interagency task force to develop recommendations on standards for the collection and dissemination of essential information about federally funded R&D databases that address public availability and agency coordination and collaboration. The CIO will also establish guidelines for privacy notices on agency websites and promulgate standards for agency websites.