Web 2.0 technologies are now being deployed in government settings. For example, public agencies have used blogs to communicate information on public hearings, wikis and RSS feeds to coordinate work, and wikis to internally share expertise, and intelligence information. The potential for Web 2.0 tools create a public sector paradox. On the one hand, they… (More)
Regulatory Policy Program The Regulatory Policy Program at the Center for Business and Government at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government develops and tests leading ideas on regulation and regulatory institutions. The program aims, through research, teaching, and outreach, to improve regulatory decision making across a range of policy… (More)
U.S. citizens participate directly in rulemaking---a deliberate agenda-setting process designed to elicit, sort, and clarify fact and opinion from a wide variety of interested parties. The rulemaking process offers a directness and scope for public participation unavailable in other policy-making processes .
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Digital government is typically defined as the production and delivery of information and services inside government and between government and the public using a range of information and communication technologies. Two types of government relationships with other entities are government-to-citizen and government-to-government relationships. Both offer… (More)
The Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE) is designing and carrying out comprehensive programs that address under-representation in information technology (IT). CAITE focuses on women and minorities in groups that are underrepresented in most aspects of the Massachusetts innovation economy – economically, academically, and… (More)
In this paper we summarize the progress of the Connecting to Congress (CTC) project.
The virtual state is a metaphor meant to draw attention to the structures and processes of the state that are becoming increasingly aligned with the structures and processes of the semantic web. Semantic Web researchers understand the potential for information sharing, enhanced search, improved collaboration, innovation, and other direct implications of… (More)