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Building Capability for Government Information Sharing

The resources selected for this title introduce the reader to CTGs Capability Assessment Framework. The CTG Capability Assessment Framework was created to assess information sharing capabilities across organizational boundaries. Initiatives that require information sharing are typically complex, difficult, and prone to failure. As this course of study is designed to address, initiatives are more likely to succeed when the leaders of these initiatives consider a comprehensive and systematic assessment of both organizational and technical information sharing capabilities.

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Government Information Sharing: A Planning Toolkit
Government enterprises face many performance challenges that can be addressed more successfully through better information-sharing initiatives. Regardless of the size and complexity of these initiatives, they are all made less challenging when participating organizations have a joint action plan that outlines what information sharing is necessary to be successful and what investments in capability must be made to close the gaps between capability required and capability available. Decisions to invest in information-sharing initiatives must be grounded in such an action plan. This toolkit is designed for government professionals tasked with planning and implementing initiatives that rely on effective information-sharing. It provides a process for assessing where capabilities for information-sharing exist and where they must be developed to achieve targeted goals. Assessment results provide a basis for action planning to fill capability gaps.

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Factors Influencing Government Cross-Boundary Information Sharing: Preliminary Analysis of a National Survey
This report summarizes the results of a national survey of cross-boundary information sharing in the public sector conducted by the Center for Technology in Government (CTG). This national study, conducted by CTG and supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, was designed to understand how effective information integration and sharing occurs within and across boundaries of organizations. The purpose of the survey was to test the generalizability of a preliminary theoretical model of how policy, organizational, social, and technical factors interact to create criminal justice and public health information sharing capabilities. CTG developed this model based on the data collected and analyzed during earlier phases of the research project.

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Why Assess Information Sharing Capability?
Government faces many challenges that can be addressed more successfully when information is shared across organizational boundaries. Initiatives that depend on these kinds of information sharing are typically complex, difficult, and prone to failure. They are more likely to succeed when they include a comprehensive and systematic assessment of both organizational and technical information sharing capabilities.