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The research on the application of technology in government is wide and varied. As a consequence, it is difficult to summarize in simple terms. Any given thread of research may have multiple facets -- technologies, program areas, policy threads, management issues -- and placing a piece of research into a given category ignores the complexity of the research.

That said, this paper is an attempt to provide some structure to this research. In the paper, we discuss government IT research in the context of the following major categories:
  • Government IT research from a programmatic perspective
  • Public management
  • Information infrastructure and society
  • Technology transfer
Each of the major groups is comprised of or subcategories of issues. In most cases, the discussion presents the identified research issues, research methods, and conclusions.