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Obama’s Budget Seeks $2.3B Govt IT Funding Boost

President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal includes $86.4 billion for government information technology projects, a $2.3 billion increase from the previous year, Federal Times reported Monday. Aaron Boyd writes Obama asked Congress to earmark $49.1 billion in civilian IT funding and $37.3 billion for military IT spending. The White …

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Postal Service IG Recommends More Internet, Self-Service Tech

The U.S. Postal Service‘s inspector general is recommending the agency look to the Internet and self-service technology as an avenue to help it handle its financial problems, GovExec reports. Eric Katz writes the OIG highlighted both online services and in-person help with electronic transactions as potential areas of improvement for …

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Online Federal Register To Integrate With Regulations.gov

The Federal Register’s webpage has been updated to integrate more closely with the government’s regulations.gov domain, according to a Sunday blog post. Michael White, acting executive director for the Office of the Federal Register, said changes in the websites’ accessibility were made as a result of comments submitted on regulations.gov. …

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Accenture Survey Shows Demand for E-Govt; Stephen Rohleder Comments

Of the 1,400 citizens surveyed from Australia, France, Germany, India, Singapore and the U.S., nearly half believe interacting with their government is easy, Accenture found. The coompany announced its survey findings last Wednesday and indicated that many want increased access to public services. Stephen Rohleder, group chief executive for Accenture’s …

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Performance.gov’s Public Rollout a Question Mark after E-Gov Funding Cut

Performance.gov was to be a cornerstone of the federal government’s transparency and open-government initiatives. Conceived to be a “one-stop shop” for federal performance information, complete with dashboards tracking key agency goals, the site’s public rollout is now in jeopardy after the administration’s funding for certain federal websites was slashed. The …

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Open-gov Sites Likely to Stay Online under New CR Funding

The latest proposal for a continuing resolution to come out of the House Appropriations Committee includes $17 million for the Office of Management and Budget’s E-Government program, which administers funds for open-government sites, Federal News Radio reports. However, while a marked increase from the $2 million previously proposed, it is …

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