E-Government Deployment Indicators: A Case Study of Georgia's County Government

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The 2006 Government Accountability Report (GAO) describes 25 new e-Government initiatives sponsored by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).Nationwide, there is a movement towards electronic-government (e-government) as asolution to managerial inefficiency, budgetary shortfalls, and the ability of government tobetter serve its constituencies. This paper describes e-government and its movementacross sectors. The paper additionally explores the service level and the pervasiveness ofe-government across Georgia’s 159 county government systems. Suggested indicators ofe-government deployment, such as size and per capita income, are tested againstGeorgia’s county governments using publicly available information. The paper concludeswith an analysis of e-government deployment indicators and discusses thegeneralizability of the study to other state systems.