United States Code

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§ 3601.
In this chapter, the definitions under section 3502 shall apply, and the term—
“Administrator” means the Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government established under section 3602;
“Council” means the Chief Information Officers Council established under section 3603;
“electronic Government” means the use by the Government of web-based Internet applications and other information technologies, combined with processes that implement these technologies, to—
enhance the access to and delivery of Government information and services to the public, other agencies, and other Government entities; or
bring about improvements in Government operations that may include effectiveness, efficiency, service quality, or transformation;
“enterprise architecture”—
a strategic information asset base, which defines the mission;
the information necessary to perform the mission;
the technologies necessary to perform the mission; and
the transitional processes for implementing new technologies in response to changing mission needs; and
a baseline architecture;
a target architecture; and
a sequencing plan;
“Fund” means the E-Government Fund established under section 3604;
“interoperability” means the ability of different operating and software systems, applications, and services to communicate and exchange data in an accurate, effective, and consistent manner;
“integrated service delivery” means the provision of Internet-based Federal Government information or services integrated according to function or topic rather than separated according to the boundaries of agency jurisdiction; and
“tribal government” means—
the governing body of any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community located in the continental United States (excluding the State of Alaska) that is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians, and
any Alaska Native regional or village corporation established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.).
(Added Pub. L. 107–347, title I, § 101(a), Dec. 17, 2002, 116 Stat. 2901.)
cite as: 44 USC 3601