New e-government report available
A recent report by the Center for Technology in Government (CTG) identifies challenges and successes that local governments have experienced in implementing e-government initiatives. Making a Case for Local e-Government presents ways in which local governments think about e-government and the ways in which they are making it work.
Researchers at CTG, which is located at the State University of New York at Albany, created the report by interviewing local government professionals throughout New York State. The report details strategies, barriers and benefits of e-government initiatives and includes advice for other cities and counties that are just starting to develop e-government plans.
“This briefing serves as a communications tool to assist local governments trying to use technology to pursue e-government,” says Meghan Cook, CTG project leader. “By [reviewing] case studies of successful initiatives, along with recommendations and advice from e-government veterans, local government officials can approach their own projects better informed and with reasonable expectations of success.”