The E-Government Act of 2002 created the Office of Electronic Government within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under the Act, the Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government is responsible for assisting the Director of OMB in carrying out the Act and other e-government initiatives, including overseeing the distribution of funds from the E-Gov Fund and ensuring appropriate administration and coordination of the fund. The current E-Gov Administrator has also been designated the federal Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Other responsibilities of the E-Gov Administrator include
- promoting innovative use of IT by agencies;
- leading the activities of the CIO Council;
- working with the Administrator of OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in setting strategic direction for e-government under relevant laws, including the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Clinger-Cohen Act; and
- working with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator and other OMB offices to oversee implementation of e-government under the Act and other laws.