| E-Government Task Force|
April 3, 2000
Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander Hears E-Commerce Suggestions for the Public Sector in Houston
Integrating the Internet into the public sector will increase efficiency, effectiveness and customer service for constituents, according to testimony given at the e-Texas e-Government Task Force Public Hearing in Houston. Successful integration will also reduce the gap between people and government. More-->
Rosendo Parra, Task Force Commissioner
The Internet and its related technologies promise to completely transform the relationship between Texans and their state government. While state agencies have long used computers to improve their internal operations, "e-government" will employ electronic commerce technologies and strategies from the private sector to improve the way the state serves the taxpayers. Today, Texans expect and should receive easier, faster access to government information and services. E-government can provide this while cutting costs and improving efficiency in government procurement, hiring and other activities. Whenever possible, expensive 'bricks and mortar' should be replaced by more efficient 'virtual' government operations.