"We are very weak and despite continued financing, the situation is getting worse," Medvedev said Monday. "There has been no progress on developing an electronic state purchasing system, an internal government electronic documentation system, or a unified system for results of science research and engineering."
"It has been proven that the quality of government service directly affects the state of democracy in our country as well as the issue of fighting corruption," he added.
Medvedev also bemoaned the low levels of computer literacy among the general population on Monday saying, "Sometimes you quite simply have to force people." He said that the issue would be addressed at the modernization committee's September meeting.