E-Government Act of 2002

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The E-Government Act of 2002 (Pub.L. 107–347, 116 Stat. 2899, 44 U.S.C. § 101, H.R. 2458/S. 803), is a United States statute enacted on December 17, 2002, with an effective date for most provisions of April 17, 2003. Its stated purpose is to improve the management and promotion of electronic government services and processes by establishing a Federal Chief Information Officer within the Office of Management and Budget, and by establishing a framework of measures that require using Internet-based information technology to improve citizen access to government information and services, and for other purposes.

The statute includes within it

Legislative history[edit]

On June 27, 2002 the Act (the Lieberman Bill, or S. 803) passed the U.S. Senate on Unanimous Consent.

House Hearing No. 107-184[1] on the proposed bill was held on September 18, 2002.


  • To provide effective leadership of Federal Government efforts to develop and promote electronic Government services and processes by establishing an Administrator of a new Office of Electronic Government within the Office of Management and Budget.
  • To promote use of the Internet and other information technologies to provide increased opportunities for citizen participation in Government.
  • To promote inter-agency collaboration in providing electronic Government services, where this collaboration would improve the service to citizens by integrating related functions, and in the use of internal electronic Government processes, where this collaboration would improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the processes.
  • To improve the ability of the Government to achieve agency missions and program performance goals.
  • To promote the use of the Internet and emerging technologies within and across Government agencies to provide citizen-centric Government information and services.
  • To reduce costs and burdens for businesses and other Government entities.
  • To promote better informed decision making by policy makers.
  • To promote access to high quality Government information and services across multiple channels.
  • To make the Federal Government more transparent and accountable.
  • To transform agency operations by utilizing, where appropriate, best practices from public and private sector organizations.
  • To provide enhanced access to Government information and services in a manner consistent with laws regarding protection of personal privacy, national security, records retention, access for persons with disabilities, and other relevant laws.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hearing text, Hearing pdf

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