"The U.S federal government is looking at open source software
in response to the E-Government Act of 2002. This year's Open
Source in Government Conference March 15-17 in Washington, D.C.,
aims to promote the use of Internet and emerging technologies
within government agencies as an efficient way to provide
citizen-centric government information and services.
"The E-Government Act encourages collaboration on e-government
among federal, state, local, and tribal government leaders in the
executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as leaders
in the private and nonprofit sectors. This cross-sector
collaboration is designed to promote the sharing of best practices
and innovative approaches in acquiring, using, and managing
information resources for the government..."