U.S. Department of Labor E-Government Strategic Plan
The organizational capability component of the E-Government strategy ensures that the Department has the appropriate management structure and approaches in place to identify and manage E-Government projects. This section addresses establishing the E-Government Framework, integrating E-Government into performance management, managing E-Government projects, creating E-Government customer portfolios, and conducting workforce planning within the context of E-Government.
The move toward E-Government must be proactively managed. This requires establishing an E-Government management team, developing plans to support the E-Government strategy, managing those plans in accordance with project management and IT investment management processes, and providing the proper oversight and governance. The primary elements of the E-Government Framework are policies, plans, processes, and people.
With respect to policies, in 2000 the Department published Secretarys Order 1-2000, Authority and Responsibilities for Implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, and Order 2-2000, Department of Labor Internet Services. 3 These orders establish accountability for the management of the Departments information technologies and the development, institutionalization, and continuing support for the Departments public Web site. Additional policies, such as a Department-wide electronic correspondence policy, are under development.
In accordance with the responsibilities assigned to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the Secretarys Order 1-2000 and appropriate legislation and guidance, the Departments CIO provides a leadership role in the strategic and operational management of information technologies and, therefore, in the development and implementation of the E-Government Framework.
3 As of February 2003, Secretarys Order 1-2000 is in
the process of being revised.