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President's 1999 Memorandum on Electronic Government
The National Partnership for Reinventing urged agencies to use information
technology and the Internet to transform how citizens interact with
government. Reinvention evolved into e-gov and the goal was to provide
better access to government services. Today e-gov is putting people
online, not in line.
By the end of 2000, nearly 40 million Americans were doing business with the
government electronically. On a regular basis, people are accessing
information to solve problems themselves through the Internet, via
telephones, and through neighborhood kiosks.
Background: Access America
Under the leadership of Vice President Al Gore, NPR published a blueprint
in 1997 for developing our electronic government program called Access
This report called for the integration of services across different federal
agencies so citizens can custom-tailor government to their specific needs.
NPR pioneered this concept through the development of websites such as:
The next step is to give Americans the opportunity to conduct all government
transactions online by 2003 as directed by President Clinton's Memorandum
of December 17, 1999.
President Clinton's e-gov framework included three strategies for
increasing access to government information:
- Ensuring privacy and security
- Increasing agency use of automation to transact services and
- Adopting cross-cutting electronic government initiatives.
NPR worked with agencies and the Council for Excellence in Government to implement the President's directive to give all Americans greater access to their government through e-gov. See Results.