Secure eGovernment has emerged as a critical goal for public administrations across the world. While eGovernment services bring the promise of efficient on line services, closer to its intended beneficiaries, being citizens, organizations and other public administration units, new challenges pose potential threats. This book presents the views of academics and layman from EU, USA and China on ... [Show full abstract] pertinent eGovernment issues. The emphasis is on the evolution of web services and security technologies as a plausible technology upon which eGovernment services can be based. The chapters of this book represent concepts that have been presented in the framework of the eMayor project. This chapter addresses some of the basic concepts and objectives of this book and introduces the reader in the secure eGovernment web services.