Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) definition in Computer Security terms:
Definition(s): Requires federal agencies to allow individuals or entities that deal with the agencies the option to submit information or transact with the agency electronically, when practicable, and to maintain records electronically, when practicable. The Act specifically states that electronic records and their related electronic signatures are not to be denied legal effect, validity, or enforceability merely because they are in electronic form, and encourages federal government use of a range of electronic signature alternatives.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-65 Rev. 1
reference: CSRC Glossary