Tomorrow morning, Nebraska governor Mike Johanns will send a directive to state agencies that 1,200 high-use paper forms must be available in editable electronic format by the end of the year, according to Lt. Gov. Dave Heineman speaking at the Nebraska Digital Government Summit. In addition, all other forms must be available in editable electronic form by Dec. 31, 2004. A long term goal, said Heineman, is to introduce smart forms which become transactional.

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Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D., is the editor-at-large of Governing magazine. He also serves as the chief content officer of e.Republic, Governing’s parent organization, as well as senior advisor to the Governing Institute. Prior to joining e.Republic, Taylor served as deputy Washington state CIO and chief of staff of the state Information Services Board (ISB). Dr. Taylor came to public service following decades of work in media, Internet start-ups and academia. He is also among a number of affiliated experts with the non-profit, non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in Washington, D.C.