The World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments
(WeGO) are launching the 1st WeGO awards in 2012. The WeGO Awards aim
to recognize and promote outstanding practices in e-government of
cities and local governments that use information and communication
technologies to improve administrative efficiency and citizens' access
to public services.
WeGO Awards are given in the following five categories:
NCDG signed a memorandum of understanding with the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO)
to cooperate in sharing good practices and knowledge, conducting joint
research in the field of digital government, developing effective
methods and techniques for the digital government, publicizing news and
events of the counterpart organization, and organizing joint seminars
and participating in the seminars of the counterpart organization.
NCDG Director Jane E. Fountain and UMass Amherst Chancellor Robert
Holub signed the memorandum representing NCDG. WeGO was represented by
President Won Soon Park and Secretary General Jong Sung Hwang (in the
Collaborations between WeGO and NCDG are expected to enhance global
recognition and research capacity of the two organizations.
Charlie Schweik, Associate Director of NCDG, is the lead author of Internet Success: A Study of Open Source Commons
forthcoming in May and published by MIT Press. The book is the product
of the first large-scale empirical study to look at social, technical,
and institutional aspects of open-source software (OSS)--readable
software source code that can be copied, modified, and distributed
freely. Schweik and his co-author Robert English examine factors that
lead to success in OSS projects and work toward a better understanding
of Internet-based collaboration. Drawing on literature from many
disciplines and using a theoretical framework developed for the study
of environmental commons, Schweik and English examine stages of OSS
development, presenting multivariate statistical models of success and
abandonment. Schweik and English argue that analyzing the conditions of
OSS successes may also inform Internet collaborations in fields beyond
software engineering, particularly those that aim to solve complex
technical, social, and political problems.
6, 2011:Maxat Kassen, Associate Professor at the Eurasian National
University in Astana, Kazakhstan, School of Journalism and Political
Science, Department of Television and Public Relations, gave a talk
entitled, "Development of e-Government in Kazakhstan: Case Study of a
Transitional Country.". He has several scientific publications on
digital media policy development published in Kazakhstan, USA and
Russia. His research interest is about applying successful e-government
projects and development of digital democracy via use of modern media
technologies. He has participated as a consultant in realization of the
national e-government consultancy service. Also, he worked in the
National News Agency Kazinform as a head of foreign media service. He
received his C.Sc./PhD degree in Political Science from the Academy of
Public Administration under the President of Kazakhstan in 2008.
October 9, 2011: Digital governance is one of the five key themes for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum
at Davos this year. In Abu Dhabi, interest in digital governance from
several Global Agenda Councils was intense. This year, Jane Fountain is
the Vice Chair of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of
Government. She chaired this Council last year and, with Council
members, launched the report, "The Future of Government: Lessons Learned from around the World" at the Europe and Central Asia Summit held in Vienna.
31 , 2011: Charlie Schweik, NCDG Associate Director, gave an invited
keynote address at the Military Open Source Software Conference in
Atlanta Georgia. His talk, “Successful Internet Collaboration: A Study
of Open Source Software Commons,” drew on Schweik's extensive research
concerning the use of open source software nationally and
internationally and its potential for generating productive
collaborations among researchers and others.
29, 2011: Jane Fountain moderated a session on New Media and the Future
of Government for journalists, business executives, government
officials, and NGO leaders at the annual meeting of the World Economic
Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday, January 28. Fountain was 1 of
approximately 60 women world-wide invited to the meeting. [more]
16, 2010: Jane Fountain, Director of the National Center for Digital
Government, gave the keynote address at the national electronic
government conference, eFörtvaltings Dargna 2010 (eGovernment Days
2010), in Stockholm, Sweden on November 16. Read More
15, 2010: Charlie Schweik, NCDG Associate Director, is part of a
$150,000 Massachusetts Department of Education grant with the Gateway
Regional School District. “Putting Western Massachusetts on the Map: A
Course in GIS” will give teachers in Western Massachusetts both
face-to-face and online training (using MassONE Moodle) in open source
GIS software over the course of 22 months. Read more
1, 2010: Conor White-Sullivan, former NCDG Fellow, and his Localocracy
team were selected as winners of the prestigious Poynter Institute
Entrepreneurial Journalism Prize. Read more about localocracy and the
30, 2010: Localocracy, the e-democracy company founded by NCDG Fellow
Conor White-Sullivan, was featured in "Point and Click Politics" in the
Wall Street Journal.Read the full article here.
22, 2010: Jane Fountain, Professor of Political Science and Public
Policy and Director of the National Center for Digital Government was a
keynote speaker at Portugal Tecnológico 2010 on September 22, 2010 in
Lisbon, Portugal. Fountain’s address, “The transformational effect of
web technologies on government” examined "Gov 2.0.” Video of her
presentation is available online (beginning around 1.28) [more]
July 19, 2010: Toks Oyedemi,
a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the
University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a 2010 Student
Research Grant from the NCDG. The award will help Oyedemi conduct
doctoral field research on the pattern and quality of Internet access
and the role of technology in social change in South Africa. [more]
18, 2010: Scientists at UMass Amherst, including NCDG Associate
Director Charlie Schweik, have launched the Mobile Gulf Observatory
(MoGO) iPhone application to help save wildlife in the gulf. Visit savegulfwildlife.org.
1, 2010: R. Erdem Erkul, 2008-2009 NCDG Doctoral Fellow, was elected to
the European Commission Informatics Portal Informal Expert Committee on
epractice.eu. Epractice.eu is a European Commission egovernment portal
for the professional community of eGovernment, eInclusion and eHealth practitioners.
2010: NCDG Fellow, Jeffrey Rothschild, was awarded a 21st Century
Leader Award at the UMass Amherst 2010 Commencement. The award is given
annually to recognize graduating seniors who have demonstrated
exemplary standards of achievement, initiative and social awareness.
10, 2010: Jane Fountain was part of a panel presentation on “Governance
and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information
Government” at the Dubai School of Government. The panel coincided with
an Arabic release of a book with the same name. [more]
25, 2010: Slides from the February 2010 AAAS workshop "National Science
Foundation and Ethics in Science and Engineering" are now available
through the ESENCe website. [more]
20, 2010: Video from Jane Fountain's February 2010 lecture, "Government
2.0: Opportunities and Challenges," is now available here.
The lecture was organized by the Escuola de Organization Industriel in
Madrid. An interview with Dr. Fountain is also available here [in Spanish], and presentation slides are available through Slideshare.
February 10, 2010: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger has published Delete - The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age. "Delete
looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the
digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to
forget." Visit Mayer-Schonberger's website for a list of cities where he will be presenting this work.
9, 2010: NCDG 2008-2009 Fellow, R. Erdem Erkul has been elected as a
Representative of the Turkish Informatics Association in the Council of
European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS ) in Brussels.
See CEPIS for more information.
*eGOVsharE 2009* Conference is a joint effort of the United Nations
Development Program (UNDP), the eGovernment Centre (eDEM) of Public
Administration Institute for Turkey and Middle East (TODAIE), the
Turkish International Cooperation & Development Agency (TÄ°KA), in
collaboration with the Statistical Economic and Social Research and
Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC). eGOVsharE 2009 will be
held in Antalya on 8-11 December 2009 under the coordination of eDEM
(eGovernment Center of TODAIE).
For decades, governments have been trying to be a part of eSociety by
introducing eGovernment Projects; however, they have been facing many
challenges in achieving officially declared goals. It's an obvious fact
that, instead of reinventing the wheel, exchange of experiences and
collaborative actions are irreplaceable and vital instruments to
overcome challenges for the success of eGovernment Projects.
The main objective of *eGOVsharE2009* is to provide a platform for
leaders, public managers and professionals, researchers as well as
academics from all over the world to share their practices, ideas and
research results. Furthermore, the conference will try to explore
collaboration potentials through the exchange of practical experiences
in eGovernment project implementations within the region as well.
Professor Fountain will also be lecturing and meeting with researchers,
advocates and government decisionmakers in Ankara and Instanbul
following the conference.
November 12, 2009: Jane Fountain has been appointed to the World
Economic Forum's Council on the Future of Government for a second year.
The Future of Governments Council examines globally the public sector’s
response to technological change, particularly how technological
innovation impacts transparency, accountability, and civil society.
Fountain is one of fourteen expertise invited to serve on this council.
[PDF press release]
November 9, 2009: The National Center for Digital Government (NCDG)
co-sponsored the 2nd Korea-U.S. Information and Communication
Technology-Based Policy Forum at the World Bank on November 5, 2009. [more]
30, 2009: Researchers in the Qualitative Data Analysis Program (QDAP)
at UMass Amherst and the University of Pittsburgh have launched a free,
Web-based beta version of the Public Comment Analysis Toolkit (PCAT) to
enable government officials to listen to and engage with the American
public about regulations that impact their lives and businesses. [more]
September 18, 2009: Stuart Shulman, Assistant Professor of Political
Science and Director of the Qualitative Data Analysis Program (QDAP) at
the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been invited to serve on
the “Committee to Investigate the Relationship between Threatening
Communications and Actual Behavior” within the Intelligence Division of
the U.S. Secret Service.
Committee, appointed by the National Research Council’s Board on
Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, designed and will conduct
a two day workshop on the relationship between threatening
communication sent to Secret Service protectees and actual behavior.
According to the National Research Council, research on the
relationship of communication to risky behavior does not exist. The
workshop is a first step toward examining communication factors and
sparking a new research initiative within the Secret Service’s National
Threat Assessment Center (NTAC). Findings from the workshop will
provide NTAC with a foundation to build stronger strategies and more
effective tools to defend those under Secret Service protection.
The workshop will take place September 22-23, 2009 in Washington D.C.
More information about the committee is available here.
September 2009: NCDG Director, Jane Fountain, is featured in a cover story in Informatics magazine (Turkey) about the future of e-government. To read the complete Turkish version, click here. An English version of the article is available through www.digital-government.net, which is edited by R. Erdem Erkul, 2008-2009 Fellow.
August 7, 2009: Raquel Galindo Dorado, NCDG Fellow, and Jane Fountain are partnering to explore management innovations at the Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market in
Spain. Together, they will produce a case study documenting OHIM's
e-business strategies, which will be available for use in graduate
classrooms in late 2009.
13, 2009: Research presented at the YouTube and the 2008 Election
Conference has been published in the July issue of Politics Magazine.
The article, "Learning from YouTube"
presents findings of four research projects conducted by LaChrystal
Ricke, Christine Williams and Jeff Gulati, Kevin Wallsten, and Chirag
Shah. The YouTube Conference was organized by NCDG Associate Director
22, 2009: NCDG, the Korean National Information Society Agency (NIA),
the Center for Advanced Technology Strategy, and the International
Academy of CIO are hosting the 2nd Korea-U.S. ICT Policy Forum at the World Bank in Washington DC on November 5, 2009. Visit the forum's website for more information.
21, 2009: Jane Fountain, Professor of Political Science and Public
Policy and Director of the National Center for Digital Government and
Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives
Librarian at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst, have been
awarded a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Office
of Integrative Research to beta test cybertools and cyberinfrastructure
for an interdisciplinary, multimedia, and international online beta
repository to support ethics in science and engineering. The project is
based at the School of Public Policy at the
University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The project was developed to respond to new federal legislation, the
America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in
Technology, Education, and Science (COMPETES) Act. The beta site will
be designed to guide faculty in science and engineering to ethics
resources to support mentoring and training primarily of graduate and
post-doctoral researchers. Use of web 2.0 tools and an
international approach will enable more effective training of future
generations of scientists, engineers, and research scholars and
contribute to a more responsible and ethically-trained workforce.
According to Fountain, “the ability to freely, quickly and easily
locate and review materials for use in training future generations of
scientists and engineers is invaluable. A beta site that compiles
existing materials with the objective of making them as freely and
easily accessible and useful as possible, while incorporating web 2.0
and social networking tools that might enhance and expand usability, is
the starting point for a national digital library for the 21st Century.
A PDF press release is available here.
18, 2009: NCDG Director Jane Fountain discusses the advantages and
possible drawbacks of using technology to promote transparency in
government operations. Read more here.
April 16, 2009: For coverage of the YouTube and the 2008 Election Cycle Conference visit Masslive.com (story 1; story 2) and WWLP TV. You can also watch the conference live at Panopto.com (use username "guest" and password "youtube")
March 17, 2009: Seok-Jin Eom, former NCDG Fellow, has joined the faculty at Soon Chun Hyang University in Asan, South Korea. Congratulations, Seok-Jin!
2009: NCDG is pleased to welcome R. Erdem Erkul to the Center as a
Doctoral Research Fellow. Erdem is a PhD candidate at Ankara University
in Turkey and a researcher at Hacettepe University. More information
about his research interests is available here.
2009: MASSPIRG has released a new report highlighting the benefits and
need for an open and transparent state budget. The report, Transparency.gov
2.0, Using the Internet for budget transparency to increase
accountability, efficiently and taxpayer confidence, is available here.
2008: Be sure to check out the new research underway by Charlie Schweik
and Bob English on the success, failure, and collaborative features of
open source software at their new NCDG research page.
There you will find information about their forthcoming book, lists of
publications and presentations and even links to their data.
9, 2008: Congratulations to NCDG Associate Director Stuart Shulman for
winning the American Political Science Association ITP Section Best
Computer Software Award! Stu won for his Coding Analysis Toolkit (CAT),
a web-based suite of tools designed to facilitate efficient and
effective analysis of large databases of text. An article further
describing the CAT and Stu's award is available in the ITP newsletter (page 15).
1, 2008: NCDG Fellow Meelis Kitsing has been elected to the Executive
Committee of the American Political Science Association's Information Technology and Politics section. He is the first graduate student elected to serve on the committee. Congratulations, Meelis!
As Director of the NSF-funded eRulemakning Research Group,
Dr. Shulman was the organizer and chair for federal agency-level
electronic rulemaking workshops funded by the NSF and held at the
Council for Excellence in Government (2001), the National Defense
University (2002), the National Science Foundation (2003 & 2006),
and The George Washington University (2004). In November of 2006, he
chaired a NSF-funded workshop at Pitt titled "Coding across the Disciplines," which brought social and computer scientists together to discuss annotation science.
For five years, Dr. Shulman has served on the Program Committee for the
NSF’s National Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o).
He was the dg.o 2006 Workshop and Tutorial Chair and also the
Chair of the inaugural Digital Government Society Election Committee.
In 2008 and 2009 he is serving as the dg.o conference Co-Chair and the Co-Chair of "YouTube and the 2008 Election Cycle in the United States".
Shulman's vast experience and expertise in the fields of information
technology and governance are welcomed additions to the NCDG research
programs. For more information about Dr. Shulman please visit his personal website.
July 15, 2008: Citizen Relationship Management,
a new book by former NCDG & PNG Fellow Alexander Schellong is now
available. In short, the book explores Customer Relationship Management
(CRM) in government. Based on an interdisciplinary literature review
and multiple-case study design, a model of Citizen Relationship
Management (CiRM) is developed and discussed. For a full abstract and
more information about the book, please visit the publisher's website here.
22, 2008: NCDG Fellow Sreela Sarkar has been awarded the 2008-2009
Graduate School Fellowship from UMass Amherst. She will use the
fellowship to conduct field research in India. The Graduate School
Fellowship is a competitive stipend program designed to assist superior
students in pursuing graduate study and in completing the requirements
for graduate degrees in the minimum possible time. Congratulations,
27, 2008: NCDG Fellow Sreela Sarkar presented her research at the 58th
Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in
Montreal. Sarkar presented a paper titled "Contesting Technology,
Development and the Private Sector in Seelampur, India." She will
contiue her research on technology and social change with field work in
India for the 2008-2009 academic year.
22, 2008: NCDG Fellow Meelis Kitsing presented two posters at the 9th
annual dg.o conference. Kitsing's posters were "Explaining the
E-Government Success in Estonia" and " Brooks’ Versus Linus’ Law: An
Empirical Test of Open Source Projects," a collaborative project with
NCDG Associate Director Charles Schweik and Fellows Robert English and
Sandra Haire. For a list of all NCDG presentations, please click here.
April 15, 2008: Former NCDG fellow Jeffrey Boase has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Communication at Rutgers University.
There he will continue his research on the social
implications of mobile and computer mediated communication. He will
also be actively involved in the Center for Mobile Communication Studies.
Dr. Boase received his PhD from the University of Toronto in
the summer of 2006 and is currently working as postdoctoral scholar at
University of Tokyo.
January 25, 2008: NCDG Fellow Meelis Kitsing is part of the core research team contributing to the UN E-Government Survey 2008: From e-Government to
The survey, just released this month, assesses the new role of the
government in 192 member states of the UN in enhancing public service
delivery, while also improving the efficiency and productivity of
government processes and systems. Findings suggest that e-government
success and/or failure in the states depends more on human resources
and institutional readiness than technological developments. For a copy
of the report, click here [PDF].
December 13, 2007: A free sample of the new journal, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, is now available online. Click here for the PDF sample.
10, 2007: NCDG's website has been listed among the top 300 websites for
online Political Science research by IPSAportal. Managed by an
International Editorial Board and updated on a regular basis,
IPSAportal is an official publication of the International Political
Science Association launched at the 20th IPSA World Congress (Fukuoka,
Japan, July 2006). For more information about IPSAportal, please visit
20, 2007: Associate professor of Communication at UMass Amherst and
NCDG Faculty Affiliate, Paula Chakravartty has co-edited a new book
about global communication entitled Global Communications: Towards a Transcultural Political Economy. Faculty Affiliate Mari Castańeda is a contributor to the work. For a short article on the book click, here. To order a copy of the book from the publisher, click here.
October 9, 2007: Jane Fountain was an invited panelist at the Digital Democracy and Freedom of Speech web conference held in the WHYY studios in Philadelphia, PA on October 9, 2007. The entire conference is archived at the WHYY website until December 31, 2007. Click here
for the PDF poster. We encourage you to use the video and resources
available on the conference website to discuss freedom of speech in a
digital era with your students and colleagues.
3, 2007: Associate Director Charlie Schweik presented a paper entitled:
"Reflections of an Online Geographic Information Systems Course Based
on Open Source Software" at the Free/Libre and Open Source Geospatial Conference in Victoria Canada, September 24-27, 2007.
The paper, currently under review at the Social Science Computer Review, can be found here as a NCDG working paper.
28, 2007: The National Center for Digital Government welcomed a
delegation of government and technology business leaders from
Kazakhstan as part of the U.S. Department of State's International
Visitors Leadership Program [more PDF].
26, 2007: Two different interviews with Jane Fountain at the 4th
Ministerial eGovernment Conference in Lisbon, Portugal are now
available online. For the print interview click here. For the television interview click here. (Dr. Fountain's interview starts at 38:50).
recommended that officials examine best practices in
cross-jurisdictional initiatives and work to strengthen ‘communities of
practice’ among civil servants and those studying to enter the public
sector. She also noted that “e-government has reached a level of
maturity that moves it beyond simple service provision, and
e-government forward-looking emphasis should shift more in the
direction of the best avenues for institutional redesign.”
in Europe, Fountain was also the featured speaker at the Conference on
e-Business in Alicante, Spain, held at the European Union’s Office for
Harmonization in the Internal Market, the EU’s trademark and design
agency. Fountain’s presentation, “Building a Virtual State?
Cross-Agency Initiatives in Government,” discussed how government
actors and agencies redesign information and decision making flows to
create new processes capable of functioning across traditional
2007: The abstract submission deadline for ICEGOV2007 - International
Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance has been
extended to 30 July 2007. Visit the ICEGOV website for more information.
9, 2007: The Open Source/Linux Lab at UMass Amherst is looking for a
qualified undergraduate or graduate student in the Five College area to
fill an on-campus IBM Internship position for August 1, 2007-August 1,
2008, with probable continuation for 2008-09 school year assuming
adequate performance. Primary responsibilities include Administration
of a Linux (Ubuntu) computer network and research support servers. See
the full announcement [PDF] for more information.
19, 2007: University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student, Andrei
Semenov, will defend his thesis on April 24th, 2007 at 12:00pm in
Holdsworth Hall 312A. Semenov's thesis is titled: "Building Online
Communities in Forestry: The Cases of Timberia.org and the
his thesis, Semenov reports his efforts to design and develop a
web-based social networking and content management system called "the
Open Research System version 4.0" (an NCDG-affilated project managed by
Professor Charlie Schweik). The Open Source Research System version 4.0
currently supports the Urban Ecology Collaborative (UEC), a partnership
of universities, non-profit organizations and federal, state, and local
officials working in Eastern United States cities. The Open Research
System 4.0 is the underlying web-service "engine" that runs the UEC
collaboration website. The live site can be found at: urbanecologycollaborative.org.
The overarching purpose of the collaborative is to "cultivate healthy,
safe and vibrant cities through collective learning and united action."
April 5, 2007: Charles Schweik and David Greenberg (Mohawk Trail Regional School District)
have received a CITI Grant to offer a summer professional development
course for high school teachers to explore the use of Geographical
Information System (GIS) software in their classes. See MTRSD's press release for more information about the summer course.
February 20, 2007: The NCDG is pleased to welcome Sreela Sarkar as a 2007 NCDG Pre-Doctoral Fellow. More information about Sreela and all the NCDG fellows is available here.
15, 2007: Charlie Schweik and Robert English's article "Tragedy of the
FOSS Commons? Investigating the Institutional Designs of Free/Libre and
Open Source Software Projects" is now available in the online journal,
First Monday. Click here for the article.
13, 2007: NCDG was pleased to host Shiyang Yu, Division Director of the
State Information Center in Beijing, China on February 12. The visit to
NCDG was intended to spark collaboration between US and Chinese
researchers and included a presentation on "E-Government in China" by
Shiyang. More information on the presentation is available here.
7, 2006: The Center for Technology in Government has awarded funds to
the digital government working group "A Comparative and Transnational
Research Agenda in North America," of which NCDG Director Jane Fountain
and NCDG Post Doc J. Ramon Gil Garcia are members. See the CTG Press Release here.
December 27, 2006: Charlie Schweik comments on creating a "tech-savvy workforce" and the UMass Amherst IT minor in Network World. Click here to read the article.
7, 2006: Jane Fountain gave an invited lecture titled "E-Government and
Development: Key Challenges" at the World Bank's Workshop, "Small
States: Growth Challenges and Development Solutions" today. See a brief
article on her lecture here.
November 10, 2006: A video of Jane Fountain's Keynote Speech "The Semantic Web and Networked Governance: Promise and Challenges," given at the 5th International Semantic Web Conference in Athens, GA is now available online. An abstract of the speech is available here, and an interview with Fountain is available here.
8, 2006: Charlie Schweik, NCDG's Associate Director; Maria Fernandez;
Alexander Stepanov; Jim Peters; and Mike Hamel will present a poster at
today's 5 College GIS Day,
held at Amherst College. The poster, "Introduction to GIS Using Free
Software" will introduce attendees to Schweik's online FOSS GIS course
at UMass Amherst and offer a demonstration of Quantum GIS. View PDF Poster. View PDF Handout.
October 13, 2006: NCDG is pleased to welcome Seok-Jin Eom to the Center as a Doctoral Fellow. For information about all our fellows please click here.
10, 2006: Jane Fountain will lead a seminar on "Institutional
Transformation of Government in the Network Society" for the Irish Institute at Boston College on October 12, 2006 as part of the Institute's e-Governance Program for government officials from Dublin and Belfast.
1, 2006: Mark your calendars! On September 28 @ 4pm the UMass IT
Program will hold its first seminar of the semester:"Dynamic Digital
Maps" with Chris Condit. More information is available here.
August 29, 2006: NCDG is pleased to welcome Meelis Kitsing to the Center as a Doctoral Fellow. For information about all our fellows please click here.
June 27, 2006: Charlie Schweik to give a presentation on "The Design and Functionality of the Open Research System (Version 3.0)" at the Baltimore Ecosystem Study
Quarterly Science Meeting on "Sensors, Sensor Networks, and
Cyberinfrastructure". University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus.
is a non-profit organization committed to promoting economic growth and
improving the quality of life in China's rural areas through
comprehensive summer assistance programs consisting of teaching,
information dissemination, consulting services and technology
The Internet Governance Project (IGP) issued a set of reports today analyzing the current " state of play "
in Internet governance, and calling upon the United Nations to make
fundamental decisions to safeguard the functioning of the Internet.
Jane Fountain featured as one of five visionaries in Government Technology, Special Issue, Visions, August 2003.
Web Media Diversity Resource Page:
An essay and links on power laws, the Web and media concentration, by
Matthew Hindman and Kenneth Neil Cukier. (September 19, 2003)
On Tuesday 16th September in conjunction with the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, NCDG hosted First Deputy Mayor Michael Enright and CitiStat
Director Matt Gallagher from the City of Baltimore, who presented to
representatives from Boston-area cities and Massachusetts State
departments on the use of information technology in managing Baltimore
and Disclaimer - This material is based upon work supported by the
National Science Foundation under grant numbers 0131923 and 0630239.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in
this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect
the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).