The National Center for Digital Government (NCDG) was established in 2002 with support from the National Science Foundation. NCDG is based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the School of Public Policy and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
NCDG's mission is to build global research capacity, to advance practice, and to strengthen the network of researchers and practitioners engaged in building and using technology and government. The goal of NCDG is to apply and extend the social sciences for research at the intersection of governance, institutions and information technologies.
From 2002- 2005, the NCDG was based at Harvard University. A successor program to NCDG, the Program on Networked Governance, continues digital government research at Harvard today. The Program on Networked Governance was founded by NCDG co-founder David Lazer and is also supported by the National Science Foundation.
Jane Fountain, Director
National Center for Digital Government
Thompson Hall 316
University of Massachusetts Amherst
200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003
ncdg [at] umass.edu