- Report to Congress on the Benefits of the E-Government Initiatives
In January 2009, the Office of Management and Budget submitted to Congress the fourth annual "Report to Congress on the Benefits of the E-Government Initiatives". The report outlines the purpose of the E-Government and Line of Business Initiatives and highlights the benefits agencies receive from the initiatives to which they provide funding contributions. Also included are details regarding initiative funding by agency/bureau.
Click here to view the full report. Selected examples of how citizens and Federal employees are benefiting through the use of the Presidential E-Government Initiatives include:
- GovBenefits.gov - GovBenefits.gov provides a single point of access for citizens to locate information and determine potential eligibility for government benefits and services. In March 2008, GovBenefits.gov launched a customized connection for the Social Security Administration's Benefits Eligibility Screen Tool (BEST). The customized connection replaced the existing BEST tool, leveraging GovBenefits.gov's powerful screening technology while preserving BEST's detailed eligibility screening for 17 different SSA-related benefit programs. It also provides citizens with a list of the Social Security benefits they may be eligible to receive. Other highlights from 2008 include:
- Since 2002, the site attracted more than 31 million visitors and generated over 23.4 million referrals to government benefit programs, receiving approximately 388,000 visits per month.
- GovBenefits.gov received 4.65 million visitors in FY 2008, a 45% increase over FY 2007.
- GovBenefits.gov received the 2008 GCN Award from Government Computer News Magazine.
- Grants.gov - Grants.gov is the federal one-stop online portal where potential grant recipients can find and apply for over 1,000 grant programs - representing more than $450 billion awarded by the 26 grant-making agencies and other federal grant-making organizations. In September 2008, Grants.gov received the 200,000th electronic grant application submission for FY 2008. In fact, Grants.gov received 16% more submissions in FY 2008 than in 2007.
- Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE) - The Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE) initiative is an operational, secure business environment that facilitates and supports cost-effective acquisition of goods and services by agencies. Through the use of government-wide business-oriented systems, IAE is able to eliminate business process inefficiencies and storage of duplicative information for federal acquisition. Agencies realized an estimated cost avoidance of $5,649,656 and estimated operational cost savings of $30,820,828.
Below is a description of the sections included in the report:
- E-Government Report (Initiative Summaries and Agency Narratives) - Provides a summary of the purpose of each E-Government Initiative followed by individual agency reports describing the relevance of the initiatives to which the particular agency provides funds.
- Attachment A (E-Gov Web Screenshots) - Provides images of public interfacing E-Government websites.
- Attachment B (Funding for E-Government by Agency) - Provides, by agency, funding contributions to E-Government Initiatives in which the agency participates. Includes FY 2009 agency contributions.
- Attachment C (Funding for E-Government by Initiative) - Provides, by E-Government Initiative, agency funding contributions to the initiative. Includes FY 2009 agency contributions.
- Attachment D (Breakout of Funding by Agency/Bureau) - Provides a breakout for each agency, by bureau, of funding sources for the E-Government initiatives in which the agency participates in FY 2009. Both the E-Government funding request and the amount to be provided by agency are reflected. Bureau listing is based on Appendix C of OMB Circular A-11 ("Preparation, Submission, and Execution of the Budget").
- Attachments E through J (Funding by Agency for FY 2006 through FY 2008) - Provides, by agency and by bureau, funding contributions to E-Government initiatives in which agencies participated from FY 2006 through FY 2008. This information is as reported in the FY 2006, FY 2007, and the FY 2008 E-Government Benefits Reports to Congress.
- Attachment K (Funding by Agency for FY 2002 through FY 2005) - Provides, by agency, funding contributions to E-Government initiatives in which the agency participated from FY 2002 through FY 2005.
- Attachment L (Initiative Development Status & Risk Plan) - Provides the current E-Government initiative Development Status as reported by the initiative. Also includes a note corresponding to the risk plan for each agency.
- Attachment M (E-Gov Initiative Risks) - Provides the E-Government initiative risks as reported by the initiative.
- Attachment N (E-Gov Milestones & Goals) - Provides a full lifecycle view of the E-Government Initiatives.
- Attachment O (E-Gov Initiative Funding History) - Provides the E-Government initiative funding history as reported by managing partner agency publicly available business cases.