Congress Snips Away at E-Gov Development Funding

October 5, 2011
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At the Office of E-Government and Information Technology, for example, funding was cut from $34 million in 2010 to just $8 million in 2011. As lawmakers fiddled with the appropriations for 2012, it was unclear just what the budget for the E-Gov office will be in 2012 — only that it will be far less than the 2010 level. The E-Gov office is a unit within the Office of Management and Budget.

The U.S. Senate delayed issuing its recommendation for E-Gov programs until Sept. 15 in a budget proposal covering executive office activities, and in the end decided to merge the E-Gov program into an existing related program — and then cut the total funding for the combined programs by a significant amount compared with 2011.

The Senate envisioned combining the Federal Citizens Services Fund and the E-Gov Office into a single account with a 2012 budget of $39 million. In 2010, the combined budgets amounted to $71 million, and they dropped to $42 million in 2011.

via E-Commerce Times, full article here.