National Partnership for Reinventing Government


Develop an architectural design to enable Americans to have access to all government information and be able to conduct all major transactions on-line by 2003.

NPR expects to give all Americans greater access to their government by expanding the use of electronic government (e-gov). We are doing this by pursuing the following efforts:

  • Architecture: tagging standards and authentication.
    While government information is being created, use of these 'tagging standards' allows the public Internet services to detect it and assemble it for delivery to the public according to topic or category, using automated (robot) systems. Each new information item will contain 'invisible' machine level identifiers that allow this to happen, even when the individual does not know where the information actually exists.
  • User friendly interfaces (WEB.GOV,,, These are "topic" centered, or "category" focused (i.e., or sites that assemble information for presentation in ways that people expect to find it.
  • "Killer" applications.
    This refers to programs that become widely accepted by the public across the wide world of the Internet.

  • Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
    Accelerate the development of the national spatial data infrastructure so it supports the public safety needs of the nation’s states and communities. This integrated spatial data will support multiple public safety applications that will provide better, more timely information for responding to and mitigating disasters, and supporting public safety.

April 2000


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