eGov Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is electronic government or eGov?
A: To paraphrase the White House on eGov, it is ?the use of Internet-based technologies
to make it easier for citizens and businesses to interact with (government), save
taxpayer dollars, and streamline citizen participation.? (see http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/e-gov/)
Q: What is the relationship between eGov and eCommerce?
A: According to Wikipedia, electronic commerce or eCommerce ?consists of the buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks.? eCommerce involves general transactions over the Internet, while eGov transactions are with the government. (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_commerce)
Q: What is the purpose of the SPSU eGov Center?
A: Our purpose is to apply our capabilities in research, development, analysis and innovation to make it easier for citizens and businesses to interact with all levels of government and also appropriate non-governmental organizations with the goal of saving taxpayer dollars and streamlining citizen participation.