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Feb 23, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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