The Senate late Thursday passed a bill establishing an Office of Electronic Government, which will be headed by a Senate-confirmed administrator within the Office of Management and Budget. The measure now goes to the House.
The legislation, known as the Electronic Government Act, also would:
- Authorize $345 million over four years for a fund to support interagency E-government projects.
- Establish an online directory of federal Web sites.
- Require federal courts to post opinions online.
- Improve recruitment and training of IT professionals.