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dgOnline 1.6 - January, 2003

Welcome to the monthly newsletter for the National Science Foundation's Digital Government program. dgOnline is published for the NSF by the Digital Government Research Center at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute.

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dg.o2003 NEWS:

Negroponte Slated to Address dg.o2003
Multimedia pioneer Nicholas Negroponte is scheduled to deliver a keynote address to the 2003 National Conference on Digital Government Research, which convenes May 18-21 in Boston, MA.

Make Hotel Reservations NOW
Take advantage of the special conference rate for dg.o2003 attendees:

Deadlines for Proposals and Papers Approaching Fast

Submissions deadline:
March 5, 2003

Notification of acceptance:
March 31, 2003

See the Call for Papers and Proposals for complete details on submission requirements, formatting and schedule:

For all the latest news on dg.o2003, visit the conference site:


Building the real "SimCity"
University of Washington researchers are collaborating with city planners in Seattle, Honolulu and Salt Lake City to test complex growth simulations for more better-informed urban policymaking:

Bush Establishes Office Of Electronic Government
In a potential boon to digital government researchers, President Bush has authorized Congress to spend $345 million in the next four years on building and integrating e-government initiatives throughout the federal government.


March 5, 2003
Submissions deadline for proposals and papers to dg.o2003

March 31, 2003
Notification of acceptance for proposals and papers submitted to dg.o2003

January 31, 2003:
Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

Feb. 1, 2003:
The National Research Council Associateship Programs (350 awards for postdoctoral scientific and engineering research at participating federal laboratories in the United States and overseas).

See the dg.o Calendar for other grant program deadlines and events of interest to the digital government community:

Gathered from the National Science Foundation and the National Academies

Scholars Debate the Implications of Information Technology for Scientific Journal Publishing

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN)

NSF Administration and Management Strategic Plan Executive Summary

NSF Administration and Management Strategic Plan

Program announcement:
Multidisciplinary Research into Critical Infrastructure and Related Systems - Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery Regarding Disasters and Other Extreme Events

NSF News Releases:
President Signs the National Science Foundation Reauthorization Act

NSF Program Provides Bandwidth to Change How People Teach, Learn and Explore

News From the National Academies:

A U.S. Department of the Interior research program has provided key information to help guide the ecological restoration effort in the Florida Everglades, but it needs more funding, better management and broader distribution of its findings, says a new report from the National Academies' Water Science and Technology Board. Strategic investments in Everglades research will increase the chances of reaching restoration goals while reducing overall costs.

The federal government must revise current visa restrictions for foreign scientists, engineers and qualified students if the United States is to maintain the vitality and quality of its research, said the presidents of the National Academies in a statement last week. "Recent efforts by our government to constrain the flow of international visitors in the name of national security are having serious unintended consequences for American science, engineering and medicine," they said. "We ask the Department of State and its consular officials to recognize that, in addition to their paramount responsibility to deny visas to potential terrorists, the long-term security of the United States depends on admitting scholars who benefit our nation."

Could current publication practices in the life sciences inadvertently lead to disclosure of sensitive information, threatening national security? On Thursday, Jan. 9, the National Academies and the Center for Strategic and International Studies will host a public discussion between scientists and policy-makers on ways to strike a balance between scientific openness and national security needs. The discussion will include an overview of methods for controlling scientific information in the United States and current bioterrorist threats to the nation. Advance registration is required.

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::::..... mack reed
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::::..... USC Information Sciences Institute
::::..... Digital Government Research Center
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