IT leaders deliver e-gov plan

IT leaders deliver e-gov plan

The Council for Excellence in Government last month unveiled a blueprint for electronic government that included recommendations for creating a federal chief information officer post, a special assistant to the president for e-government and a $3 billion, five-year fund for electronic programs and projects. The blueprint, titled 'E-Government: The Next American Revolution,' was 14 months in the making, and was based on recommendations from 350 information technology leaders in government, industry and research organizations.


size="2">'You have to use artificial intelligence; there isn't enough of the real thing.'

size="1">'Louis H. Ray, president of Matcom International Corp. [Page 14]

size="2">'Getting agencies to play together on common customer interfaces is nearly impossible, because giving up control is not something government agencies like to do.'

size="1">'Roger Baker, Commerce Department CIO [Page 8]

At top right, left to right: Stephen Goldsmith, adviser to President Bush on community and faith-based initiatives, speaks to the crowd at the council's offices, along with Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.); Patricia McGinnis, council president and chief executive officer; Don Upson, Virginia's secretary of technology; and Patrick Gross, chairman of American Management Systems Inc. of Fairfax, Va., and chairman of the council's Intergovernmental Technology Leadership Consortium.

At bottom left, Upson talks technology with an attendee.

Bill Piatt of Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Va., bottom right, chats with AMS' Gross.

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