CTG's research agenda is designed to produce and disseminate new knowledge about how information resources and strategies can be used to foster innovation and enhance the quality and coordination of public services.
Our research projects focus on significant questions in organizational studies, information science, public policy, and managerial practice. Our approach brings together researchers from different disciplines to study problems from multiple perspectives. The results of our work contribute to the scientific literature as well as support government professionals and contribute to IT innovation in government.
Our principal investigators, professional research staff, academic partners, and graduate students come from public administration, political science, education, information science, communication, management, computer science, criminal justice, and sociology. For faculty and research staff, these projects provide rich data and research venues for studying contemporary public problems and organizational settings. For students, the projects offer opportunities to develop research skills as well as a wealth of data for theses and dissertations in these fields of study.
Project sponsors include the National Science Foundation, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and the US Department of Justice. The projects they fund generate a growing knowledge base that contributes to advances in both research and practice.