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44 USC CHAPTER 36 - MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTION OF

ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT SERVICES 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 36 - MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTION OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT

SERVICES

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CHAPTER 36 - MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTION OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT

SERVICES

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Sec.

3601. Definitions.

3602. Office of Electronic Government.

3603. Chief Information Officers Council.

3604. E-Government Fund.

3605. Program to encourage innovative solutions to enhance

electronic Government services and processes.

3606. E-Government report.

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44 USC Sec. 3601 01/06/03

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Sec. 3601. Definitions

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In this chapter, the definitions under section 3502 shall apply,

and the term -

(1) "Administrator" means the Administrator of the Office of

Electronic Government established under section 3602;

(2) "Council" means the Chief Information Officers Council

established under section 3603;

(3) "electronic Government" means the use by the Government of

web-based Internet applications and other information

technologies, combined with processes that implement these

technologies, to -

(A) enhance the access to and delivery of Government

information and services to the public, other agencies, and

other Government entities; or

(B) bring about improvements in Government operations that

may include effectiveness, efficiency, service quality, or

transformation;

(4) "enterprise architecture" -

(A) means -

(i) a strategic information asset base, which defines the

mission;

(ii) the information necessary to perform the mission;

(iii) the technologies necessary to perform the mission;

and

(iv) the transitional processes for implementing new

technologies in response to changing mission needs; and

(B) includes -

(i) a baseline architecture;

(ii) a target architecture; and

(iii) a sequencing plan;

(5) "Fund" means the E-Government Fund established under

section 3604;

(6) "interoperability" means the ability of different operating

and software systems, applications, and services to communicate

and exchange data in an accurate, effective, and consistent

manner;

(7) "integrated service delivery" means the provision of

Internet-based Federal Government information or services

integrated according to function or topic rather than separated

according to the boundaries of agency jurisdiction; and

(8) "tribal government" means -

(A) the governing body of any Indian tribe, band, nation, or

other organized group or community located in the continental

United States (excluding the State of Alaska) that is

recognized as eligible for the special programs and services

provided by the United States to Indians because of their

status as Indians, and

(B) any Alaska Native regional or village corporation

established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

(43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.).

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(Added Pub. L. 107-347, title I, Sec. 101(a), Dec. 17, 2002, 116

Stat. 2901.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, referred to in par.

(8)(B), is Pub. L. 92-203, Dec. 18, 1971, 85 Stat. 688, as amended,

which is classified generally to chapter 33 (Sec. 1601 et seq.) of

Title 43, Public Lands. For complete classification of this Act to

the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1601 of Title

43 and Tables.

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EFFECTIVE DATE

Pub. L. 107-347, title IV, Sec. 402(a), Dec. 17, 2002, 116 Stat.

2961, provided that:

"(1) In general. - Except as provided under paragraph (2), titles

I [enacting this chapter, section 507 of Title 31, Money and

Finance, and section 305 of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property,

and Works, and amending section 503 of Title 31] and II [enacting

chapter 37 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees,

section 2332 of Title 10, Armed Forces, and section 266a of Title

41, Public Contracts, amending sections 3111, 4108, and 7353 of

Title 5, sections 207, 209, and 1905 of Title 18, Crimes and

Criminal Procedure, sections 502, 11501 to 11505 of Title 40, and

section 423 of Title 41, repealing section 11521 of Title 40,

directing the renumbering of section 11522 of Title 40 as section

11521, enacting provisions set out as notes under section 3501 of

this title, and amending provisions set out as notes under section

8432 of Title 5 and section 1913 of Title 28, Judiciary and

Judicial Procedure] and the amendments made by such titles shall

take effect 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act [Dec.

17, 2002].

"(2) Immediate enactment. - Sections 207, 214, and 215 [set out

in a note under section 3501 of this title] shall take effect on

the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 17, 2002]."

FINDINGS AND PURPOSES

Pub. L. 107-347, Sec. 2, Dec. 17, 2002, 116 Stat. 2900, provided

that:

"(a) Findings. - Congress finds the following:

"(1) The use of computers and the Internet is rapidly

transforming societal interactions and the relationships among

citizens, private businesses, and the Government.

"(2) The Federal Government has had uneven success in applying

advances in information technology to enhance governmental

functions and services, achieve more efficient performance,

increase access to Government information, and increase citizen

participation in Government.

"(3) Most Internet-based services of the Federal Government are

developed and presented separately, according to the

jurisdictional boundaries of an individual department or agency,

rather than being integrated cooperatively according to function

or topic.

"(4) Internet-based Government services involving interagency

cooperation are especially difficult to develop and promote, in

part because of a lack of sufficient funding mechanisms to

support such interagency cooperation.

"(5) Electronic Government has its impact through improved

Government performance and outcomes within and across agencies.

"(6) Electronic Government is a critical element in the

management of Government, to be implemented as part of a

management framework that also addresses finance, procurement,

human capital, and other challenges to improve the performance of

Government.

"(7) To take full advantage of the improved Government

performance that can be achieved through the use of

Internet-based technology requires strong leadership, better

organization, improved interagency collaboration, and more

focused oversight of agency compliance with statutes related to

information resource management.

"(b) Purposes. - The purposes of this Act [see Tables for

classification] are the following:

"(1) To provide effective leadership of Federal Government

efforts to develop and promote electronic Government services and

processes by establishing an Administrator of a new Office of

Electronic Government within the Office of Management and Budget.

"(2) To promote use of the Internet and other information

technologies to provide increased opportunities for citizen

participation in Government.

"(3) To promote interagency collaboration in providing

electronic Government services, where this collaboration would

improve the service to citizens by integrating related functions,

and in the use of internal electronic Government processes, where

this collaboration would improve the efficiency and effectiveness

of the processes.

"(4) To improve the ability of the Government to achieve agency

missions and program performance goals.

"(5) To promote the use of the Internet and emerging

technologies within and across Government agencies to provide

citizen-centric Government information and services.

"(6) To reduce costs and burdens for businesses and other

Government entities.

"(7) To promote better informed decisionmaking by policy

makers.

"(8) To promote access to high quality Government information

and services across multiple channels.

"(9) To make the Federal Government more transparent and

accountable.

"(10) To transform agency operations by utilizing, where

appropriate, best practices from public and private sector

organizations.

"(11) To provide enhanced access to Government information and

services in a manner consistent with laws regarding protection of

personal privacy, national security, records retention, access

for persons with disabilities, and other relevant laws."

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Sec. 3602. Office of Electronic Government

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(a) There is established in the Office of Management and Budget

an Office of Electronic Government.

(b) There shall be at the head of the Office an Administrator who

shall be appointed by the President.

(c) The Administrator shall assist the Director in carrying out -

(1) all functions under this chapter;

(2) all of the functions assigned to the Director under title

II of the E-Government Act of 2002; and

(3) other electronic government initiatives, consistent with

other statutes.

(d) The Administrator shall assist the Director and the Deputy

Director for Management and work with the Administrator of the

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in setting strategic

direction for implementing electronic Government, under relevant

statutes, including -

(1) chapter 35;

(2) subtitle III of title 40, United States Code;

(3) section 552a of title 5 (commonly referred to as the

"Privacy Act");

(4) the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (44 U.S.C. 3504

note); and

(5) the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002.

(e) The Administrator shall work with the Administrator of the

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and with other offices

within the Office of Management and Budget to oversee

implementation of electronic Government under this chapter, chapter

35, the E-Government Act of 2002, and other relevant statutes, in a

manner consistent with law, relating to -

(1) capital planning and investment control for information

technology;

(2) the development of enterprise architectures;

(3) information security;

(4) privacy;

(5) access to, dissemination of, and preservation of Government

information;

(6) accessibility of information technology for persons with

disabilities; and

(7) other areas of electronic Government.

(f) Subject to requirements of this chapter, the Administrator

shall assist the Director by performing electronic Government

functions as follows:

(1) Advise the Director on the resources required to develop

and effectively administer electronic Government initiatives.

(2) Recommend to the Director changes relating to

Governmentwide strategies and priorities for electronic

Government.

(3) Provide overall leadership and direction to the executive

branch on electronic Government.

(4) Promote innovative uses of information technology by

agencies, particularly initiatives involving multiagency

collaboration, through support of pilot projects, research,

experimentation, and the use of innovative technologies.

(5) Oversee the distribution of funds from, and ensure

appropriate administration and coordination of, the E-Government

Fund established under section 3604.

(6) Coordinate with the Administrator of General Services

regarding programs undertaken by the General Services

Administration to promote electronic government and the efficient

use of information technologies by agencies.

(7) Lead the activities of the Chief Information Officers

Council established under section 3603 on behalf of the Deputy

Director for Management, who shall chair the council.

(8) Assist the Director in establishing policies which shall

set the framework for information technology standards for the

Federal Government developed by the National Institute of

Standards and Technology and promulgated by the Secretary of

Commerce under section 11331 of title 40, taking into account, if

appropriate, recommendations of the Chief Information Officers

Council, experts, and interested parties from the private and

nonprofit sectors and State, local, and tribal governments, and

maximizing the use of commercial standards as appropriate,

including the following:

(A) Standards and guidelines for interconnectivity and

interoperability as described under section 3504.

(B) Consistent with the process under section 207(d) of the

E-Government Act of 2002, standards and guidelines for

categorizing Federal Government electronic information to

enable efficient use of technologies, such as through the use

of extensible markup language.

(C) Standards and guidelines for Federal Government computer

system efficiency and security.

(9) Sponsor ongoing dialogue that -

(A) shall be conducted among Federal, State, local, and

tribal government leaders on electronic Government in the

executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as

leaders in the private and nonprofit sectors, to encourage

collaboration and enhance understanding of best practices and

innovative approaches in acquiring, using, and managing

information resources;

(B) is intended to improve the performance of governments in

collaborating on the use of information technology to improve

the delivery of Government information and services; and

(C) may include -

(i) development of innovative models -

(I) for electronic Government management and Government

information technology contracts; and

(II) that may be developed through focused discussions or

using separately sponsored research;

(ii) identification of opportunities for public-private

collaboration in using Internet-based technology to increase

the efficiency of Government-to-business transactions;

(iii) identification of mechanisms for providing incentives

to program managers and other Government employees to develop

and implement innovative uses of information technologies;

and

(iv) identification of opportunities for public, private,

and intergovernmental collaboration in addressing the

disparities in access to the Internet and information

technology.

(10) Sponsor activities to engage the general public in the

development and implementation of policies and programs,

particularly activities aimed at fulfilling the goal of using the

most effective citizen-centered strategies and those activities

which engage multiple agencies providing similar or related

information and services.

(11) Oversee the work of the General Services Administration

and other agencies in developing the integrated Internet-based

system under section 204 of the E-Government Act of 2002.

(12) Coordinate with the Administrator for Federal Procurement

Policy to ensure effective implementation of electronic

procurement initiatives.

(13) Assist Federal agencies, including the General Services

Administration, the Department of Justice, and the United States

Access Board in -

(A) implementing accessibility standards under section 508 of

the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d); and

(B) ensuring compliance with those standards through the

budget review process and other means.

(14) Oversee the development of enterprise architectures within

and across agencies.

(15) Assist the Director and the Deputy Director for Management

in overseeing agency efforts to ensure that electronic Government

activities incorporate adequate, risk-based, and cost-effective

security compatible with business processes.

(16) Administer the Office of Electronic Government established

under this section.

(17) Assist the Director in preparing the E-Government report

established under section 3606.

(g) The Director shall ensure that the Office of Management and

Budget, including the Office of Electronic Government, the Office

of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and other relevant offices,

have adequate staff and resources to properly fulfill all functions

under the E-Government Act of 2002.

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(Added Pub. L. 107-347, title I, Sec. 101(a), Dec. 17, 2002, 116

Stat. 2902.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The E-Government Act of 2002, referred to in text, is Pub. L.

107-347, Dec. 17, 2002, 116 Stat. 2899. Title II of the Act,

including sections 204 and 207(d) of the Act, is set out as a note

under section 3501 of this title. For complete classification of

this Act to the Code, see Tables.

The Government Paperwork Elimination Act, referred to in subsec.

(d)(4), is title XVII of Pub. L. 105-277, div. C, Oct. 21, 1998,

112 Stat. 2681-749, which amended section 3504 of this title and

enacted provisions set out as a note under section 3504 of this

title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

Tables.

The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, referred

to in subsec. (d)(5), probably means title III of Pub. L. 107-347,

Dec. 17, 2002, 116 Stat. 2946, which is classified principally to

subchapter III of chapter 35 of this title. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 2002

Amendments note set out under section 101 of this title and Tables.

Another Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 is

title X of Pub. L. 107-296, Nov. 25, 116 Stat. 2259. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set

out under section 101 of Title 6, Domestic Security.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 3601 of this title; title

31 section 507.

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Sec. 3603. Chief Information Officers Council

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(a) There is established in the executive branch a Chief

Information Officers Council.

(b) The members of the Council shall be as follows:

(1) The Deputy Director for Management of the Office of

Management and Budget, who shall act as chairperson of the

Council.

(2) The Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government.

(3) The Administrator of the Office of Information and

Regulatory Affairs.

(4) The chief information officer of each agency described

under section 901(b) of title 31.

(5) The chief information officer of the Central Intelligence

Agency.

(6) The chief information officer of the Department of the

Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air

Force, if chief information officers have been designated for

such departments under section 3506(a)(2)(B).

(7) Any other officer or employee of the United States

designated by the chairperson.

(c)(1) The Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government

shall lead the activities of the Council on behalf of the Deputy

Director for Management.

(2)(A) The Vice Chairman of the Council shall be selected by the

Council from among its members.

(B) The Vice Chairman shall serve a 1-year term, and may serve

multiple terms.

(3) The Administrator of General Services shall provide

administrative and other support for the Council.

(d) The Council is designated the principal interagency forum for

improving agency practices related to the design, acquisition,

development, modernization, use, operation, sharing, and

performance of Federal Government information resources.

(e) In performing its duties, the Council shall consult regularly

with representatives of State, local, and tribal governments.

(f) The Council shall perform functions that include the

following:

(1) Develop recommendations for the Director on Government

information resources management policies and requirements.

(2) Share experiences, ideas, best practices, and innovative

approaches related to information resources management.

(3) Assist the Administrator in the identification,

development, and coordination of multiagency projects and other

innovative initiatives to improve Government performance through

the use of information technology.

(4) Promote the development and use of common performance

measures for agency information resources management under this

chapter and title II of the E-Government Act of 2002.

(5) Work as appropriate with the National Institute of

Standards and Technology and the Administrator to develop

recommendations on information technology standards developed

under section 20 of the National Institute of Standards and

Technology Act (15 U.S.C. 278g-3) and promulgated under section

11331 of title 40, and maximize the use of commercial standards

as appropriate, including the following:

(A) Standards and guidelines for interconnectivity and

interoperability as described under section 3504.

(B) Consistent with the process under section 207(d) of the

E-Government Act of 2002, standards and guidelines for

categorizing Federal Government electronic information to

enable efficient use of technologies, such as through the use

of extensible markup language.

(C) Standards and guidelines for Federal Government computer

system efficiency and security.

(6) Work with the Office of Personnel Management to assess and

address the hiring, training, classification, and professional

development needs of the Government related to information

resources management.

(7) Work with the Archivist of the United States to assess how

the Federal Records Act can be addressed effectively by Federal

information resources management activities.

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(Added Pub. L. 107-347, title I, Sec. 101(a), Dec. 17, 2002, 116

Stat. 2905.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The E-Government Act of 2002, referred to in subsec. (f)(4), is

Pub. L. 107-347, Dec. 17, 2002, 116 Stat. 2899. Title II of the

Act, including section 207(d) of the Act, is set out as a note

under section 3501 of this title. For complete classification of

this Act to the Code, see Tables.

No act with the name the "Federal Records Act", referred to in

subsec. (f)(7), has been enacted. The Federal Records Act of 1950,

which has a similar name, was title V of act June 30, 1949, ch.

288, as added Sept. 5, 1950, ch. 849, Sec. 6(d), 64 Stat. 583,

which was classified generally to sections 392 to 396 and 397 to

401 of former Title 44, Public Printing and Documents. Section 6(d)

of act Sept. 5, 1950, was repealed by Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22,

1968, 82 Stat. 1238, the first section of which enacted this title.

For disposition of sections of former Title 44, see Table at the

beginning of this title. Title V of act June 30, 1949, was repealed

by Pub. L. 107-217, Sec. 4, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1303.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 3601 and 3602 of this

title; title 31 section 503.

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Sec. 3604. E-Government Fund

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(a)(1) There is established in the Treasury of the United States

the E-Government Fund.

(2) The Fund shall be administered by the Administrator of the

General Services Administration to support projects approved by the

Director, assisted by the Administrator of the Office of Electronic

Government, that enable the Federal Government to expand its

ability, through the development and implementation of innovative

uses of the Internet or other electronic methods, to conduct

activities electronically.

(3) Projects under this subsection may include efforts to -

(A) make Federal Government information and services more

readily available to members of the public (including

individuals, businesses, grantees, and State and local

governments);

(B) make it easier for the public to apply for benefits,

receive services, pursue business opportunities, submit

information, and otherwise conduct transactions with the Federal

Government; and

(C) enable Federal agencies to take advantage of information

technology in sharing information and conducting transactions

with each other and with State and local governments.

(b)(1) The Administrator shall -

(A) establish procedures for accepting and reviewing proposals

for funding;

(B) consult with interagency councils, including the Chief

Information Officers Council, the Chief Financial Officers

Council, and other interagency management councils, in

establishing procedures and reviewing proposals; and

(C) assist the Director in coordinating resources that agencies

receive from the Fund with other resources available to agencies

for similar purposes.

(2) When reviewing proposals and managing the Fund, the

Administrator shall observe and incorporate the following

procedures:

(A) A project requiring substantial involvement or funding from

an agency shall be approved by a senior official with agencywide

authority on behalf of the head of the agency, who shall report

directly to the head of the agency.

(B) Projects shall adhere to fundamental capital planning and

investment control processes.

(C) Agencies shall identify in their proposals resource

commitments from the agencies involved and how these resources

would be coordinated with support from the Fund, and include

plans for potential continuation of projects after all funds made

available from the Fund are expended.

(D) After considering the recommendations of the interagency

councils, the Director, assisted by the Administrator, shall have

final authority to determine which of the candidate projects

shall be funded from the Fund.

(E) Agencies shall assess the results of funded projects.

(c) In determining which proposals to recommend for funding, the

Administrator -

(1) shall consider criteria that include whether a proposal -

(A) identifies the group to be served, including citizens,

businesses, the Federal Government, or other governments;

(B) indicates what service or information the project will

provide that meets needs of groups identified under

subparagraph (A);

(C) ensures proper security and protects privacy;

(D) is interagency in scope, including projects implemented

by a primary or single agency that -

(i) could confer benefits on multiple agencies; and

(ii) have the support of other agencies; and

(E) has performance objectives that tie to agency missions

and strategic goals, and interim results that relate to the

objectives; and

(2) may also rank proposals based on criteria that include

whether a proposal -

(A) has Governmentwide application or implications;

(B) has demonstrated support by the public to be served;

(C) integrates Federal with State, local, or tribal

approaches to service delivery;

(D) identifies resource commitments from nongovernmental

sectors;

(E) identifies resource commitments from the agencies

involved;

(F) uses web-based technologies to achieve objectives;

(G) identifies records management and records access

strategies;

(H) supports more effective citizen participation in and

interaction with agency activities that further progress toward

a more citizen-centered Government;

(I) directly delivers Government information and services to

the public or provides the infrastructure for delivery;

(J) supports integrated service delivery;

(K) describes how business processes across agencies will

reflect appropriate transformation simultaneous to technology

implementation; and

(L) is new or innovative and does not supplant existing

funding streams within agencies.

(d) The Fund may be used to fund the integrated Internet-based

system under section 204 of the E-Government Act of 2002.

(e) None of the funds provided from the Fund may be transferred

to any agency until 15 days after the Administrator of the General

Services Administration has submitted to the Committees on

Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the

Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on

Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the

appropriate authorizing committees of the Senate and the House of

Representatives, a notification and description of how the funds

are to be allocated and how the expenditure will further the

purposes of this chapter.

(f)(1) The Director shall report annually to Congress on the

operation of the Fund, through the report established under section

3606.

(2) The report under paragraph (1) shall describe -

(A) all projects which the Director has approved for funding

from the Fund; and

(B) the results that have been achieved to date for these

funded projects.

(g)(1) There are authorized to be appropriated to the Fund -

(A) $45,000,000 for fiscal year 2003;

(B) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2004;

(C) $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2005;

(D) $150,000,000 for fiscal year 2006; and

(E) such sums as are necessary for fiscal year 2007.

(2) Funds appropriated under this subsection shall remain

available until expended.

-SOURCE-

(Added Pub. L. 107-347, title I, Sec. 101(a), Dec. 17, 2002, 116

Stat. 2906.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 204 of the E-Government Act of 2002, referred to in

subsec. (d), is section 204 of Pub. L. 107-347, which is set out in

a note under section 3501 of this title.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 3601, 3602, 3605, 3606 of

this title.

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Sec. 3605. Program to encourage innovative solutions to enhance

electronic Government services and processes

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(a) Establishment of Program. - The Administrator shall establish

and promote a Governmentwide program to encourage contractor

innovation and excellence in facilitating the development and

enhancement of electronic Government services and processes.

(b) Issuance of Announcements Seeking Innovative Solutions. -

Under the program, the Administrator, in consultation with the

Council and the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, shall

issue announcements seeking unique and innovative solutions to

facilitate the development and enhancement of electronic Government

services and processes.

(c) Multiagency Technical Assistance Team. - (1) The

Administrator, in consultation with the Council and the

Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, shall convene a

multiagency technical assistance team to assist in screening

proposals submitted to the Administrator to provide unique and

innovative solutions to facilitate the development and enhancement

of electronic Government services and processes. The team shall be

composed of employees of the agencies represented on the Council

who have expertise in scientific and technical disciplines that

would facilitate the assessment of the feasibility of the

proposals.

(2) The technical assistance team shall -

(A) assess the feasibility, scientific and technical merits,

and estimated cost of each proposal; and

(B) submit each proposal, and the assessment of the proposal,

to the Administrator.

(3) The technical assistance team shall not consider or evaluate

proposals submitted in response to a solicitation for offers for a

pending procurement or for a specific agency requirement.

(4) After receiving proposals and assessments from the technical

assistance team, the Administrator shall consider recommending

appropriate proposals for funding under the E-Government Fund

established under section 3604 or, if appropriate, forward the

proposal and the assessment of it to the executive agency whose

mission most coincides with the subject matter of the proposal.

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(Added Pub. L. 107-347, title I, Sec. 101(a), Dec. 17, 2002, 116

Stat. 2909.)

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Sec. 3606. E-Government report

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(a) Not later than March 1 of each year, the Director shall

submit an E-Government status report to the Committee on

Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Government

Reform of the House of Representatives.

(b) The report under subsection (a) shall contain -

(1) a summary of the information reported by agencies under

section 202(f) of the E-Government Act of 2002;

(2) the information required to be reported by section 3604(f);

and

(3) a description of compliance by the Federal Government with

other goals and provisions of the E-Government Act of 2002.

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(Added Pub. L. 107-347, title I, Sec. 101(a), Dec. 17, 2002, 116

Stat. 2909.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The E-Government Act of 2002, referred to in subsec. (b)(3), is

Pub. L. 107-347, Dec. 17, 2002, 116 Stat. 2899. Section 202(f) of

the Act is set out in a note under section 3501 of this title. For

complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 3602, 3604 of this title.

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