Signatures are an important process in government that help ensure auditability and accountability in decision-making. But as long as signatures are executed on paper, bottlenecks will prevent decisions from happening in real-time. This was a significant issue for the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s (JCS) time-sensitive, mission-critical documents when they first adopted e-signatures in 1996. With highly sensitive and confidential information embedded in every business process, the organization was in need of a secure, agile and efficient e-signing solution that could easily integrate with their existing security infrastructure.
Today, almost 20 years later, most all JCS action requests, documents, and forms are electronically signed, specifically those involving government funds and acquisition and contract actions, saving the organization significant amount of money, people’s time and energy to perform other duties, and better protecting critical organization information.
If you are interested in learning how the Joint Chiefs of Staff has become a model for many other government agencies and departments, please watch this webcast.
Through this presentation, you will learn:
- Business processes and documents selected for e-signatures
- Adoption best practices
- ROI (tangible and intangible)
- Lessons learned
This is a unique opportunity to hear firsthand from the first federal agency to adopt electronic signatures in what is now the longest running deployment of e-signatures in government.