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SBE 2020: Submission Detail

ID Number: 285
Title: The Public Administration Genome Project
Lead Author: Dickey, John W.
Abstract: This white paper is concerned with public administration (PA), which can easily involve many other disciplines. At last count there were 87,000+ governmental units in the U.S. (with the Federal government and every state counted as one each). Relatively little is known across the spectrum about these entities. They could be involved with a significant percentage of 13,000 identified problems. There is an obvious need to find a way to approach this overall problem solving situation on a different scale and with a different scientific schema then in the past. The fundamental and important challenge question for the SBE 2020 visioning exercise thus is What could this scale/schema be? One scientific, large-sized schema to use as an analogy is the Human Genome Project (HGP). Starting in the year 2000, much effort has been exerted on a similar long term endeavor known as the Public Administration Genome Project (PAGP). It is proposed that the further development of the PAGP will be both foundational and transformative to SBE research; will increase the educational capacity of its developers and users; and with the required sizeable scale-up, will create a need for new types of hardware and software infrastructure.
PDF: Dickey_John_285.pdf

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