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<p>Designing security systems for a digital government's multidomain environment requires balancing between providing convenient access and monitoring permissions. Information Age technologies provide enormous opportunities for a government to transform its functions into the digital arena. The authors view a digital government as an amalgam of heterogeneous information systems that exchange high-volume information among government agencies and public and private sectors engaged in government business. </p> <p>Several US government agencies have adopted information technologies and spear-headed the search for improved services and decision-making processes. These agencies aim to modernize the government's fragmented service-centric information infrastructure. The accumulating evidence indicates that electronically improving information flow and the decision-making process provides increased efficiency, streamlined functionalities, and more effective use of government resources. </p>
James Joshi, Eugene H. Spafford, Arif Ghafoor, Walid G. Aref, "Digital Government Security Infrastructure Design Challenges", Computer, vol. 34, no. , pp. 66-72, February 2001, doi:10.1109/2.901169
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