More agencies are green with e-gov success

It has taken nearly four years, but agencies finally are reaching the administration's e-government goals.

The Environmental Protection Agency, Small Business Administration and Transportation Department have joined the National Science Foundation and the Office of Personnel Management at the top of the President's Management Agenda e-gov scorecard.

In the midyear evaluation released last week, the Office of Management and Budget handed out more green and yellow e-gov scores than it ever has before.

Administration predictions of significant agency progress in all five areas of the PMA came strikingly true as OMB awarded 19 new green scores, including the three in the e-government category. Overall, OMB has given out 27 green scores.

The green, yellow or red scores indicate how well agencies have met the goals of the five agenda items: budget and performance integration, competitive sourcing, e-government, financial performance and human capital management.

Overall, the scorecard went from a majority of red and yellow grades to mostly yellow and green, which is what OMB officials predicted by the end of President Bush's fourth year in office.

Along with the 27 green scores, the administration handed out 54 yellow and 49 red scores. In March, there were 12 green, 57 yellow and 61 red scores.

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