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Benefits of Membership

How to Join: For Researchers | For Government

Joining the dg.o partnership offers several key benefits. dg.o helps members:

  • Identify areas of IT research that could be critical to achieving their agency's mission.
  • Keep up to date with the latest developments in IT and information-sciences research
  • Share and disseminate these developments through seminars, forums, technology demonstrations, published materials, online newsletters and academic papers, etc.
  • Build collaborative partnerships with academia and industry through Digital Government Program grants to achieve the maximum results possible
  • Develop strategic relationships with other government agencies through meetings, technology briefings and information exchanges.

By creating relationships with other agencies, partners often discover new ways of doing business, and pursue collaborative problem-solving while achieving their agencies' mission goals.

Who to Contact

 

Valerie J. Gregg
Assistant Director for DGRC Development
Digital Government Research Center
Information Sciences Institute
University of Southern California



Lawrence E. Brandt
Program Manager, Digital Government
Experimental and Integrated Activities Division
Computing and Information Sciences and Engineering Directorate
National Science Foundation


How to Join

Government Agencies
Need to learn more about the Digital Government Research Program and the merits of collaborating with academic researchers? dg.o recommends attending the monthly Digital Government Consortium meetings and technology exchanges. See the dg.o calendar of events for more information about scheduled meetings and events.

Another option for finding information technology researchers that are seeking government partners for collaboration, is to fill out an eCard to provide an overview of your agency's research interests. dg.o will use this information to find potential research collaborators for you and make appropriate introductions.

Government agencies that want to join the Digital Government Consortium have several options for becoming members. Agencies are encouraged to attend meetings and events Operated by one or more members of the dg.o partnership. An agency can become a memeber of the Digital Government Consortium by entering into an Interagency Agreement with the National Science Foundation's Digital Government Research Program.

For more details, contact or at NSF. All agencies that contribute resources to any one of the digital government grants already awarded by the NSF Digital Government Research Program are automatically members of the Digital Government Consortium. For more information about each digital government grant, see grant recipients and/or grantee institutions.

Academic Researchers

Upon receiving a Digital Government award or other NSF awards with government partners, the researchers automatically become members of the dg.o partnership. Academic researchers can use dg.o to find government agency partners to collaborate with in the development of research proposals for the NSF's Digital Government Research and other NSF research programs by completing an E-Business Card. dg.o will use this information to find potential government collaborators and make appropriate introductions.

Industry Researchers

Industry-academic research partnerships are typically formed during the creation of the research proposal. However, a more direct industry-NSF digital government partnership can be explored on a case by case basis. Industry researchers can use dg.o to find academic partners to collaborate with in the development of research proposals for the NSF's Digital Government Research and other NSF research programs by completing an E-Business Card. dg.o will use this information to find potential academic collaborators and make appropriate introductions.


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