Biden Will Sign an Executive Order To Move Government Services Online

The White House is hoping to spur a major technological overhaul of government services with a new executive order President Biden will sign Monday. From a report: The order directs 17 government agencies to modernize the way they deliver critical services to Americans, including by bringing more of those services online. "We looked at the points of greatest friction for people with their government -- filing taxes, applying for social security benefits, waiting in TSA lines -- and focused on ways to reduce that friction," Neera Tanden, senior adviser to the president, said on a call with reporters Monday. Tanden said the administration is focused on reducing the "time tax" on Americans. The executive order focuses on agencies that have the most interactions with individuals and lays out more than 30 specific updates they need to make, from allowing Americans to renew their passports online to allowing disaster victims to submit photos of damage via their mobile phones. "All of these actions are near term in nature, meaning that they will generally be completed in the coming months, within one year," said Jason Miller, deputy director of management at the Office of Management and Budget.

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