Report to the New York State Governor and the State Legislature, December 2012
Not long ago, the term "E-Government" meant "electronic" government and referred tothe use of new technologies to increase government transparency. It encompassed primarily theadoption of e-mail and other electronic means to facilitate government's response to publicinquiries. Today the term has a new, far broader meaning. "E-Government" now represents the proactive use of technologies to make the vast amounts of valuable government-held informationmore widely available, and to facilitate its ready use by policy makers and the public alike.Understood in this sense, E-Government transforms the foundations of open government:transparency, participation and collaboration.