Federation of E-government: A Model and Framework

Abdelbaset RABAIAH, Eduard Vandijck

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Local governments, including municipalities in modern democracies, have an elevated level of autonomy. This stems from one of the golden rules of a democratic society: division of authority. Traditionally, priorities and budgeting in light of national and domestic laws direct the work of local governments. This differs significantly from businesses, where decisions are centrally made. In democracies, local governments have semiautonomous status. Resistance to change on the side of government employees can be more evident and severe than in businesses. There is also a tendency to keep information private within departments of local governments. This renders much of the integration efforts ineffective. Rebuilding of the IT infrastructure entails replacement of hardware and software in addition to training employees on the new systems. The costs can be far above the ground. A staggering 35 percent of e-government projects are total failures, 50 percent are partial failures, and only 15 percent are success stories.1 That said, it could be better and cheaper to follow a different approach. This article introduces the Federation of E-government model. A detailed implementation framework of the model will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalValue of Compliance
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2007


  • E-Government
  • Federation
  • Model
  • SOA


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