The French Agency for the Development of e-Administration (Agence pour le Developpement de l'Administration Electronique) (ADAE) was officially created by a decree published in the Official Journal on February 22, 2003. The missions of the new agency are:
- To favour the development of information and communication systems enabling the modernize public administrations and to best meet users needs. In that respect, the agency contributes to the promotion and co-ordination of initiatives, and ensure their follow-up and evaluation. It also supports administrations for identifying needs and requirements, understanding the market and conceiving their projects.
- To propose measures to de-materialize administrative procedures, enable interoperability of information systems, and develop common standards and policies.
- To project-manage operational services needed to interconnect and share resources, in particular regarding data transport, management of domain names, messaging, directory, access to applications and resources.
The agency is headed by a Director, who chairs a supervisory board comprising representatives of ministries, regional and local authorities, other public bodies, users, businesses, and experts.
- "FR: New e-government agency officially created in France" (Feb. 25, 2003) (full-text).