Rapid Deployment



The techniques for rapidly moving government services to the Internet are well defined and require less than half of the time and cost of a few years ago.   The generalized strategy is defined below and illustrated in the Rapid Deployment  Graphic :

Following is the E-Government rapid implementation strategy:

  1. The E-Gov plan identifies services to be moved to the Internet.
  2. Legacy systems are reviewed to locate required data and identify formats and structures.
  3. Data that do not exist or that are unusable, (e.g., paper files) will require new systems development.
  4. "Off the shelf" data base software will be used to interface with legacy systems, extract data and assemble it in staging servers for use in internet applications.  (The reverse of this process is used to update legacy data from on-line systems.) See Data Warehouse Graphic.
  5. A redundant firewall (i.e., a firewall behind a firewall) protects legacy and other data by forcing intruders into separate and unique authentication.
  6. Between firewalls, web servers process requests from Internet users and execute internet applications which in turn, request legacy data as required.
  7. The web servers interact with Internet users to complete transactions.
  8. Finally, the public user needs only a browser and a connection to the Internet in order to conduct business with this newly on-line government agency.