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SBE 2020: Submission Detail

ID Number: 303
Title: A Grand Challenge: Shaping the Government of the Information Age
Lead Author: Scholl, Hans J
Abstract: Government in the Information Age must act and react swiftly to the complex problems faced by society. In the Information Age, governments are also under greater scrutiny. In response, government must be more flexible, agile, informed, transparent, and inclusive than ever before. Yet, despite recent advances in modernizing government practices, todays governments have not taken full advantage of many opportunities made possible by information technology, and are not ready to meet the challenges of the Information Age. Shaping government to be flexible, dynamic, and technologically innovative is a grand challenge that involves the collaboration and joint effort of multiple academic and practice disciplines. The gaps in what we know about government itself as an institution and how information and technology interact with the institutions of government are great. To fill these gaps we propose a ten-year/$250m program to develop the academic domain, its capacity, critical mass, and infrastructure. Centers of Excellence in Teaching and Research (COEs) are needed to create, disseminate and employ smart information, leverage social media to engage citizens, and help transform the practice of government.
PDF: Scholl_Hans_303.pdf

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