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dgOnline 3.2 - May, 2004

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 Program News:

dg.o2004 Convenes in Seattle
Digital Government is maturing as a research discipline, with its own journal, potential alliances with the European DG research community and the broadest-ever array of DG research projects underway. Get a preview of the 5th National Conference on Digital Government Research, which meets May 24-26 in Seattle, Washington.

DG Team Crafts Interactive "Statistics 101" Course for Grade-Schoolers
The innovative "MapStats for Kids" project uses animation and Flash-based interactivity to give students a head start on the study of statistics.

Re-Tooling the Web for Older Eyes
In a medium of tiny fonts and eye-straining color choices, one DG research team at Northern Arizona University is developing tools to help make Web pages more accessible to older adults.


Researchers to Help Exterminate Bugs in Spreadsheets, Web Applications

Inspiring Invention - New report urges effort to foster invention in education, business and government

Data Mining Pinpoints Network Intrusions

Aircraft, Ground Instruments to Track Carbon Dioxide Uptake Along Colorado's Drought-Plagued Front Range

:: From Government Computer News ::

E-Filers Just Shy of Half of All Tax Filers

GSA Adding New Capabilities to FSS Schedules

Agencies Falter Trying to Meet Security Mandates

To Make the Grade, NRC Takes a Personal Approach

OPM Unveils Diploma Mill Abuses and Outlines Policy Changes

Bush Calls for Broad e-Records Use for Health Care

Capturing Content at the IRS

At Last, Defense Issues Wireless Rules

Federal IT Spending to Hit a Plateau, Research Firm Says

Defense Agencies Develop Data-Sharing Standard

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

Building a secure network to secure networks
Computer security - or the apparent lack of it - is increasingly a worry for network administrators. But viruses and other such vulnerabilities are no mystery for Europe's Computer Security Incident Response Teams, now also finding their feet in the European Union's newest Member States.

Turning Open Source into an Open Book
Open source developers are not students and hobbyists; three in four are employed, while a third believe open source expertise improves job opportunities. These survey conclusions have sparked deeper investigation of the movement and its impact on European e-government.

Virtual Reality at Work - Literally
Technology experts may claim that ground breaking virtual reality (VR) may greatly benefit industry, but in reality how can it be implemented in the workplace and be used to its best advantage? VIEW OF THE FUTURE provides some answers.

Librarians in Accession Countries up to speed with e-services
Electronic resources have changed the traditional way libraries work. Librarians need to enter into licence agreements with electronic publishers when buying books or subscribing to journals. This is new territory for many, and Accession Country librarians are no exception.

In favour of open source in industrial systems
Promoting the benefits of Open Source Software (OSS) in industrial embedded systems, the project INES resulted in 19 best practice case studies, training materials and a comprehensive website offering the source code online.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for 2004 Information Technology Research

Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2001, 2002, and 2003


Partnerships for Innovation

International Research Network Connections (IRNC)

Approaches to Combat Terrorism (ACT)

Head, National Science Foundation Tokyo Office, (Closes: 06/01/2004)

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