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May 22, 2008
Contact: OMB Communications, 202-395-7254

Expanding E-Government Results for Taxpayers

Washington, DC — The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its new E-Government and IT “Expanding E-Government Results” report today, highlighting last year’s accomplishments and featuring future goals for the agencies managing IT investments. In addition to the Results report, the CIO Council (CIOC), chaired by the OMB, updated its Strategic Plan for 2008-2009.

Federal agencies continue to improve its performance on E-Government and IT activities as illustrated in the Results report. Since launching the E-Government solutions for improved services in 2002, agencies now operate and support common government-wide solutions.  These initiatives provide high-quality and well-managed solutions throughout the Federal government as demonstrated during FY 2007, where 22 out of 27 agencies (81 percent) successfully completed major implementation milestones showing: 1) greater adoption and use of these services from citizens, businesses and government agencies; and 2) and the termination of legacy systems.

The CIOC serves as the principal interagency forum for improving practices in E-Government and IT activities including the design, modernization, use, sharing, and performance of Federal Government agency information resources. The CIOC’s Strategic Plan maps out future goals and activities for two-year periods and encourages continued development of the IT work force and the sharing of best practices.  This year’s updates to the CIOC’s Strategic Plan include transition activities to ensure the continuation of effective common government-wide solutions. 

“By incorporating industry best practices for managing technology and information management, the Federal Government has made major improvements,” said Karen Evans, OMB Administrator for E-Government and IT.  “And it will strive to be the world’s leader in managing information systems to achieve the greatest gains in productivity, service and results for the American taxpayer.”

For the “Expanding E-Government Results” report: /omb/egov/documents/2008_Expanding_E-Gov_Report.pdf

For the 2008-2009 CIO Strategic Plan: