DGRC is a joint research center of the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California and the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University.
::: FOCUS :::
The center focuses on four types of activity:
::: ANNUAL CONFERENCE :::
- Information Technology research: development of advanced information systems to address critical areas of need for government agencies and citizens in online transactions;
- Digital Government community building: organization of the annual dg.o conferences that bring together staff from federal, state, and local government, researchers in IT and social sciences, and companies with a commercial interest in Digital Government;
- Production of the monthly newsmagazine dgOnline;
- NSF Digital Government program growth: organization of and participation in workshops that help develop new directions for NSF's Digital Government program.
As sponsor of the National Conference on Digital Government Research, the DGRC fosters a support mechani
sm for hundreds of Digital Government researchers. The next annual conference, dg.o 2006, is to take place May 21-24 in San Diego, CA.
::: FEATURED RESEARCH :::
The 2005 conference took place May 15-18, 2005 in Atlanta, GA, and was presented in collaboration with the IEEE Symposium on Intelligence and Security Informatics.
DGRC researchers are engaged in several projects exploring two problems presented by the vast amounts of statistical data that must be collected and published by government agencies: The authoring of survey instruments for collecting data, and the public
dissemination or the resulting data over the Internet.
::: EDUCATION & OUTREACH :::
In addition to its research activities, DGRC is involved in important educational efforts in the area of digital government, including: