Access America: Reengineering Through Information Technology (Google eBook)

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DIANE Publishing, Aug 1, 1997 - 225 pages
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Contents: electronic government -- "serving the public on its terms" (electronic benefits transfer; environmental information; wireless public safety network; electronic export assistance; electronic safety, health assistance resource; criminal justice needs; employer tax filing and reporting; support international trade and much more); support mechanisms -- "the tools to operate an electronic government" (guarantee privacy and security; increase productivity of fed. workers; enhance info. technology learning, etc.); appendices (Executive Order 13011, Fed. Info. Technology; summary of action items, etc.).

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Page 106 - Judicial Review. Nothing in this Executive order shall affect any otherwise available judicial review of agency action. This Executive order is intended only to improve the internal management of the Federal Government and does not create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or equity by a party against the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, its officers or employees, or any other person.
Page 101 - Accordingly, by the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the Laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.
Page 106 - national security system" means any telecommunications or information system operated by the United States Government, the function, operation, or use of which — (1) involves intelligence activities; (2) involves cryptologic activities related to national security; (3) involves command and control of military forces; (4) involves equipment that is an integral part of a weapon or weapons system; or (5) subject to subsection (b), is critical to the direct fulfillment of military or intelligence missions.
Page 105 - ... through the reduction of information collection burdens on the public; (8) the term "information system" means a discrete set of information resources organized for the collection, processing, maintenance, use, sharing, dissemination, or disposition of information; (9) the term "information technology...
Page 101 - A Government that works better and costs less requires efficient and effective information systems. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996 provide the opportunity to improve significantly the way the Federal Government acquires and manages information technology. Agencies now have the clear authority and responsibility to make measurable improvements in mission performance and service delivery to the public through the strategic application...
Page 102 - CIO Council as the principal interagency forum for improving agency practices on such matters as the design, modernization, use, sharing, and performance of agency information resources. The Council, chaired by OMB's Deputy Director for Management with a Vice Chair selected from among its members, is tasked with...
Page 103 - ... 2. Department of the Treasury; 3. Department of Defense; 4. Department of Justice; 5. Department of the Interior; 6. Department of Agriculture; 7. Department of Commerce; 8. Department of Labor; 9. Department of Health and Human Services; 10. Department of Housing and Urban Development; 11. Department of Transportation; 12. Department of Energy; 13. Department of Education; 14. Department of Veterans Affairs; 15. Environmental Protection Agency; 16.
Page 103 - ... Advisory Committee Act (5 USC App. I), it is hereby ordered as follows: 1-1. Establishment and Membership. 1-101. There is established the President's Export Council. 1-102. The membership of the Council shall be as follows: (a) The heads of the following Executive agencies or their representatives: (1) Department of State. (2) Department of the Treasury. (3) Department of Agriculture. (4) Department of Commerce. (5) Department of Labor. (6) Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations....
Page 102 - Comp., pp. 202-209. determining, before making investments in new information systems, whether the government should be performing the function, if the private sector or another agency should support the function, and if the function needs to be or has been appropriately redesigned to improve its efficiency; (2) establishing mission-based performance measures for information systems investments, aligned with agency performance plans prepared pursuant to the government Performance and Results...
Page 102 - ... to be used in support of the performance of those missions; and (6) ensure that the information security policies, procedures, and practices of the executive agency are adequate. SEC. 5124. ACQUISITIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. (a) IN GENERAL. — The authority of the head of an executive agency to conduct an acquisition of information technology includes the following authorities: (1) To acquire information technology as authorized by law.

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Politician and businessman Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948. In 1969, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Harvard College. He represented Tennessee in the House of Representatives from 1977-1985 and the Senate from 1985-1993. He was Vice-President of the United States from 1993-2001. He is currently the president of Current TV, chairman of Generation Investment Management, director on the board of Apple Inc., and senior advisor to Google Inc. He lectures on the topic of global warming awareness and prevention and starred in the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which won the 2007 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. He was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for their efforts to educate others about climate change and to find ways to counteract it.

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