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"Government likes to begin things - to declare grand new programs and causes. But good beginnings are not the measure of success. What matters in the end is completion. Performance. Results. Not just making promises, but making good on promises." President George W. Bush

Mark Forman, Associate Director for IT and E-Gov gave a live briefing Tuesday at 3pm
For the Fiscal Year 2004 Budget, the President requests $59 billion for information technology on the rise from $52.6 billion in the FY 2003 Budget. Much of this year's increase is focused on spending to help win the war on terror and secure the homeland with $4.7 billion identified for IT security.

The 2004 President's request for information technology includes the following increases: $3 billion in support of homeland security and the war on terrorism across the government, $2 billion increase over FY 2003 due to better management and reporting of IT spending by the agencies and $1.4 billion increase in new IT investments.

The 2004 President's budget proposes $45 million for E-Government Act for the President's E-Government initiatives to make it quicker and easier for citizens and businesses to access government information, services, benefits and businesses opportunities.

Several recent E-Government achievements include:

E-Government is an integral part of the President's Management Agenda to make it easier for citizens and businesses to interact with the government, save taxpayer dollars and streamline citizen-to-government transactions.

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