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San Nicolas introduces e-government initiatives

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Senator Michael San Nicolas has introduced a pair of measures to help e-government initiatives move forward. Bill 229 would require the Office of Technology to establish a web-based meeting protocol for the Government of Guam to enable online meetings. The measure aims to reduce traffic, reduce productivity time lost in commuting and improve meeting record keeping for future reference.

Bill 230 meanwhile would require the office of technology to establish a secure web-based communications protocol for GovGuam to secure document sharing. This would enable agencies to communicate online through secure platforms, reduce the need for hand-delivery, reduce traffic congestion, reduce productivity time lost in commuting and improve the response time on actionable items.

According to the freshman senator, the bills are a part of taking advantage of the benefits of technology resulting in greater efficiency and cost savings. San Nicolas had previously introduced bill 158 that would require all government agencies to review their fees and charges to determine those that can be offered online.

The bill was unanimously passed this month.  

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