OMB POLICY STATEMENTS
OMB Director To Develop Guidance and Best Practices of E-Government
Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), author of the E-Government Act of 2002, introduced the billís reauthorization act Nov. 7.
Along with co-sponsors Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), Lieberman wants to extend nine provisions in P.L. 107-347 from this year to 2012. The provisions Lieberman is focusing on include the authorization of the E-Government Fund, the Information Technology Exchange Program and the Computer Standards Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He also would continue to authorize $15 million for the General Services Administration to run USA.gov and appropriations for geographic information systems protocols development.
The bill also would require the director of the Office of Management and Budget to develop best practices for agencies to follow in conducting privacy impact assessments.
The legislation also provides findings about how agencies have improved the publicís search of government documents via the Web.
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