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dgOnline 4.1 - February, 2005

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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Latest Conference News:

dg.o2005 Announces International Workshops:
The National Conference on Digital Government research begins Sunday, May 15 in Atlanta, GA., with a trio of International Workshops:

"Operational e-Democracy Research: Cross-National, Multi-Method, Interdisciplinary Studies of Digital Government"

"Workshop on Digital Government Integration & Systems Evaluation"

"E-Authentication Infrastructures and their Interoperability: a corner-stone for the third millennium society"

While Feb. 18 is the submission deadline for white papers to the first two workshops, the third was just added to the program, and a deadline has not yet been set.

Please note: Workshop participants who register for the conference first will get a 33% discount on workshop fees.

dg.o2005 Keynote Speaker Is Confirmed:
The 6th annual National Conference on Digital Government Research is to be keynoted by Neil Eisner, Associate General Counsel to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Eisner is one of the architects of the EDOCKET system and has done extensive work in the field of e-rulemaking.

Tutorials to Be Offered at dg.o2005
The conference will offer five tutorials on topics of broad interest to the DG community: "Building Working Partnerships: Government and the Academy"

"Data Confidentiality and Statistical Disclosure Limitation"

"Scientific Metadata: Making Data More Valuable"

"Application of Social Network Analysis in Digital Government Research"

"Managing Interdisciplinary, Multi-institutional Digital Government Research"
Or, Who says too many cooks spoil the soup?"

Please note: Tutorial participants who register for the conference first will get a 33% discount on tutorial fees.

dg.o2005 Reservation System Now Online:
You may register for dg.o2005, sign up for workshops and tutorials, book hotel rooms and even reserve a computer monitor for your system demo. Register for the conference before April 1 to take advantage of special discount rates. Begin here:


Mr. Smith Goes Out On the Web
A trio of Digital Government researchers is studying the culture, change patterns and innovation of congressional web sites to determine trends and best practices.

NSF's Information & Intelligent Systems Issues New Program Announcement
Details on the new program solicitation, which includes the Digital Government Research Program, may be found here:

News Beyond dg.o:

Voting Systems Institute Launched to Help Develop E-Voting Standards
USC/Columbia's Digital Government Research Center and the Center for Governmental Studies aim to develop "Consumer Reports"-style ratings for electronic voting systems.

UK Survey Uncovers Major New Trends in Web Use

:: From Government Computer News ::
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Critics Take Shots at Net-centric Warfare Planning

Microsoft Creates Plan for Sharing Security Info with Governments

December Deadline Set for Security Clearance Database

NARA Gives Guidance on Managing Web Records

Navy Steams Ahead with Official XML Rules

Consulting Firm Tackles Federal XML Registry

NIST Offers Some Cautions on Using VOIP

OMB Report Says A-76 Is Still Paying Off

:: From the European Union's Information Society Technologies Results newsletter ::

It Makes Sense to Communicate with Computers

Designed to Learn Faster by Better Reading Online

Reaching CONSENSUS in 3G Applications

Complex Systems, Complex Science: Meeting of Minds

Announcements of Interest:

DEXA Issues EGOV05 Call for Papers

Program Announcement: Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology

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::::..... USC Information Sciences Institute
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