116 STAT. 2912 PUBLIC LAW 107-347—DEC. 17, 2002 (f) CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS.— The Chief Information Officer of each of the agencies designated under chapter 36 of title 44, United States Code (as added by this Act) shall be responsible for— (1) participating in the functions of the Chief Information Officers Council; and (2) monitoring the implementation, within their respective agencies, of information technology standards promulgated by the Secretary of Commerce, including common standards for interconnectivity and interoperability, categorization of Federal Government electronic information, and computer system efficiency and security. (g) E-GOVERNMENT STATUS REPORT. — (1) IN GENERAL. —Each agency shall compile and submit to the Director an annual E-Government Status Report on— (A) the status of the implementation by the agency of electronic government initiatives; (B) compliance by the agency with this Act; and (C) how electronic Government initiatives of the agency improve performance in delivering programs to constituencies. (2) SUBMISSION. —Each agency shall submit an annual report under this subsection— (A) to the Director at such time and in such manner as the Director requires; (B) consistent with related reporting requirements; and (C) which addresses any section in this title releveuit to that agency. (h) USE OF TECHNOLOGY.— Nothing in this Act supersedes the responsibility of an agency to use or manage information technology to deliver Government information and services that fulfill the statutory mission and programs of the agency. (i) NATIONAL SECURITY SYSTEMS.— (1) INAPPLICABILITY.—Except as provided under paragraph (2), this title does not apply to national security systems as defined in section 11103 of title 40, United States Code. (2) APPLICABILITY.— Th is section, section 203, and section 214 do apply to national security systems to the extent practicable and consistent with law. 44 USC 3501 SEC. 203. COMPATIBILITY OF EXECUTIVE AGENCY METHODS FOR USE note. AND ACCEPTANCE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES. (a) PURPOSE. — The purpose of this section is to achieve interoperable implementation of electronic signatures for appropriately secure electronic transactions with Government. (b) ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES.—In order to fulfill the objectives of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (Public Law 105- 277; 112 Stat. 2681-749 through 2681-751), each Executive agency (as defined under section 105 of title 5, United States Code) shall ensure that its methods for use and acceptance of electronic signatures are compatible with the relevant policies and procedures issued by the Director. (c) AUTHORITY FOR ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES.— The Administrator of General Services shall support the Director by establishing a framework to allow efficient interoperability among Executive agencies when using electronic signatures, including processing of digital signatures.
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