Chapter 7. Governing the Government

This chapter explores the role of IT governance in support of government infrastructures from the point of view of all three of these categories. Although hundreds of IT efforts are under way to improve governments around the world, we’ll look at the influences of government on business, IT, and citizens from the broader perspectives of the following topics:

The evolution of e-government

The U.S. government’s renewed focus on IT

The government’s role in the future of IT

When most people think about technology and the government, they usually fall into one of three categories—the casual yet savvy observer, the technology expert, or the business professional with a solid working knowledge of IT.

The casual ...

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