Scope of Work
The two key events in this NSF sponsored project are a workshop and subsequent report that details a next generation research agenda.
The workshop discussions emphasized:
- Understanding the multiple contexts in which government and governance operate and how those contexts matter in technology adoption, use, and impact.
- Assessing lessons learned from previous research that provide insight into the technology-related behaviors of various actors and their consequences for government and governance.
- Leveraging the knowledge and expertise of the workshop participants about how value, risk, and complexity are understood and addressed by government decision-makers and managers.
- Understanding the interplay of complexity, value, and risk inherent in the emergence of new information technologies and their adoption by individuals, organizations, and governments.
- Relevant research themes, designs, and funding criteria for future work that will have both scholarly and practical value.
Three publications resulted from this effort:
- White Paper: Information and Technology: Improving Public Sector Capability to Address Societal Challenges
- Workshop Activity Report: Information, Technology, and Governance: A Grand Challenges Research Agenda Workshop Summary Activity Report
- Pre-workshop paper: Information, Technology, and Governance: A Grand Challenges Research Agenda was prepared as a starting basis for discussion.