E-Government

Citizens and businesses rely on government websites to access important information and services. Unfortunately, many Colombian government websites fail to meet basic website standards for security, speed, mobile friendliness, and accessibility.
E-Government
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December 9, 2020
The European Commission is planning to present the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in December, a legislative package that will have far-reaching implications for the E
September 16, 2020
Citizens and businesses rely on government websites to access important information and services. Unfortunately, many Colombian government websites fail to meet basic website standards for security, speed, mobile friendliness, and accessibility.
September 2, 2020
As schools embark on a year of virtual or hybrid learning, hackers are seeking to exploit weaknesses in systems largely unprepared to fend off attacks. States must take the lead by updating technology and training users.
June 29, 2020
COVID-19 has forced governments at all levels to implement changes in their operating structures that probably should have happened a decade ago.
June 15, 2020
FedRAMP—the government program that sets standards for assessing, authorizing, and monitoring the security of cloud systems—can significantly improve. Absent reform, it will hamper agencies’ adoption of cloud services.
June 12, 2020
COVID-19 has imposed terrible health and economic costs on the world. But if governments invest wisely in technology and innovation in response, they can help move their economies and societies forward.
April 15, 2020
ITIF tested the page load speed, mobile-friendliness, and accessibility of all 50 state unemployment websites using publicly available tools. The results show that many of these sites are not just ill-suited to handle significant rises in traffic, but also poorly designed.
April 15, 2020
Modern government websites should be fast, secure, and reliable. Unfortunately, over half of state unemployment insurance websites crashed in the past few weeks as Americans went online to apply for benefits. ITIF hosted a video webinar to discuss initial lessons learned and best practices for building modern e-government solutions.
April 7, 2020
President Trump has long argued that the postal system under-prices package delivery, and that it should raise the prices. So, now it appears the administration will hold USPS hostage, not allowing it to borrow funds until it capitulates to White House pressure and raise package prices.
April 6, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed gaps in society’s digital readiness for social distancing. If policymakers seize the opportunity to address these gaps, they can make it easier to manage the next pandemic while providing significant long-term social and economic benefits.

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