I first found out about the GIA program from Dioecetes, and then later saw this article in Wired News. A group of MIT researchers have started a web site for gathering intelligence on elected officials in the interest of better government. Its so busy today that its hard to see what it does for sure.
I think transparency is one of the most important features that eGovernment can have. Not all eGovernment has to be from the government. Some of it, as this GIT project points out, might best come from non-profits or others.