Hibernating during telecom winter
Somewhere along the way, hyperbole took over and exaggerations about telecom changing the world didn't live up to expectations...
On auditing audit trails
Rebecca T. Mercuri
It is incumbent upon us to examine our own auditing practices for their intrinsic vulnerabilities.
Making money selling content that others are giving away
Alan H. Karp
Attempts to protect existing business models will only serve to delay, or even prevent, the arrival of new content-delivery approaches...
Gary Marchionini, Hanan Samet, Larry Brandt
Information technologies are being applied vigorously by governmental units at national, regional, and local levels around the...
COPLINK: managing law enforcement data and knowledge
Hsinchun Chen, Daniel Zeng, Homa Atabakhsh, Wojciech Wyzga, Jenny Schroeder
In response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, major government efforts to modernize federal law enforcement authorities'...
Geospatial decision support for drought risk management
Steve Goddard, Sherri K. Harms, Stephen E. Reichenbach, Tsegaye Tadesse, William J. Waltman
Drought affects virtually all regions of the world and results in significant economic, social, and environmental impacts. The...
Harvesting information to sustain forests
Lois Delcambre, Timothy Tolle, The Forest Project Team
We are building a Web-based system to provide easy access to documents for use by natural resource managers, scientists, and...
Understanding new models of collaboration for delivering government services
Sharon S. Dawes, Lise Préfontaine
Prospects for improving the regulatory process using e-rulemaking
Jane E. Fountain
U.S. citizens participate directly in rulemaking---a deliberate agenda-setting process designed to elicit, sort, and clarify...
Geospatial IT for mobile field data collection
Sarah Nusser, Leslie Miller, Keith Clarke, Michael Goodchild
Federal statistical agencies generate critical data about the nation's population, economy, and natural resources. This data...
Using an ontology to simplify data access
Bistro: a scalable and secure data transfer service for digital government applications
Leana Golubchik, William C. Cheng, Cheng-Fu Chou, Samir Khuller, Hanan Samet, C. Justin Wan
Government at all levels is a major collector and provider of data.Our project focuses on the collection of data over wide-area...
Supporting statistical electronic table usage by citizens
Carol A. Hert, Elizabeth D. Liddy, Ben Shneiderman, Gary Marchionini
Over 70 agencies at the federal level are charged with collecting data and producing and disseminating statistics. These statistics...
FedStats: the gateway to federal statistics
FedStats.gov is an award-winning portal to a distributed digital library of statistical information compiled by more than 70...
Table servers protect confidentiality in tabular data releases
Alan F. Karr, Adrian Dobra, Ashish P. Sanil
Federal statistical agencies must balance concern over confidentiality of data with their obligation to report information to...
Supporting visual analysis of federal geospatial statistics
Alan M. MacEachren, Frank Hardisty, Xiping Dai, Linda Pickle
Federal government agencies generate, summarize, and disseminate a large and growing volume of statistical data that can be linked...
Use of the SAND spatial browser for digital government applications
Hanan Samet, Houman Alborzi, František Brabec, Claudio Esperança, Gísli R. Hjaltason, Frank Morgan, Egemen Tanin
Numerous federal agencies produce official statistics made accessible to ordinary citizens for searching and data retrieval....
Efficient summarization of spatiotemporal events
Peggy Agouris, Anthony Stefanidis
Raster datasets at discrete temporal instances capture a variety of spatiotemporal phenomena. These phenomena and the respective...
IT research, innovation, and e-government
William L. Scherlis, Jon Eisenberg
Over the past few years, the basic outline of an e-government vision has emerged, and government has taken promising steps to...
A personal history of the NSF digital government program
The NSF Digital Government Program has its roots (circa 1993) in the NSF High-Performance Computing and Communications Program...
The decay and failures of web references
Attempting to determine how quickly archival information becomes outdated.
Where now for development methodologies?
David E. Avison, Guy Fitzgerald
The current swirl of diversity could signal a return to the days of ad hoc systems development, lack of formalmethodology, and...
How to identify new high-payoff information systems for the organization
Ken Peffers, Charles E. Gengler
Viewing users as partners and their personal knowledge of the organization as a strategic asset helps CIOs justify project proposals...
The knowledge grid
Mario Cannataro, Domenico Talia
Designing, building, and implementing an architecture for distributed knowledge discovery.
Organic data memory using the DNA approach
Pak Chung Wong, Kwong-kwok Wong, Harlan Foote
For very long-term storage and retrieval, encode information as artificial DNA strands and insert into living hosts. As vectors...
Barriers to effective use of knowledge management systems in software engineering
Kevin C. Desouza
An organization must recognize that information technology is only one means to foster knowledge.
The mindset of dependability