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Government information sharing and integration: Combining the social and the technical

Government information sharing and integration: Combining the social and the technical Information Polity 14 (2009) 1–10 DOI 10.3233/IP-2009-0176 IOS Press J. Ramon Gil-Garciaa , Soon Ae Chunb and Marijn Janssenc ´ ´ de Investigaci on y Docencia Econ omicas (CIDE), Mexico of Staten Island, City University of New York, USA c Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands b College a Centro 1. Introduction Information and communication technologies (ICT’s) have the potential greatly to transform how government works and how it relates to citizens, businesses, and other stakeholders. One such transformative capability of ICT’s is to facilitate government information sharing and integration in a networked environment. Integrating government information has raised important concerns about citizens’ privacy and the possibility of government to exercise greater surveillance on citizens. However, the need to share government information and to interoperate between diverse information systems has been highlighted, not least after events such as terrorist attacks and natural disasters, and by the fragmented nature of policy making and service provisioning revealed following those events that contributed to the administrative burden for citizens and businesses. The ability to share information across organizational boundaries is a pre-requisite for efficient processing of citizen services and for effective decision making by multiple collaborative environments. Government information sharing offers http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Polity IOS Press

Government information sharing and integration: Combining the social and the technical

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IOS Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by IOS Press, Inc
ISSN
1570-1255
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1875-8754
DOI
10.3233/IP-2009-0176
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Abstract

Information Polity 14 (2009) 1–10 DOI 10.3233/IP-2009-0176 IOS Press J. Ramon Gil-Garciaa , Soon Ae Chunb and Marijn Janssenc ´ ´ de Investigaci on y Docencia Econ omicas (CIDE), Mexico of Staten Island, City University of New York, USA c Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands b College a Centro 1. Introduction Information and communication technologies (ICT’s) have the potential greatly to transform how government works and how it relates to citizens, businesses, and other stakeholders. One such transformative capability of ICT’s is to facilitate government information sharing and integration in a networked environment. Integrating government information has raised important concerns about citizens’ privacy and the possibility of government to exercise greater surveillance on citizens. However, the need to share government information and to interoperate between diverse information systems has been highlighted, not least after events such as terrorist attacks and natural disasters, and by the fragmented nature of policy making and service provisioning revealed following those events that contributed to the administrative burden for citizens and businesses. The ability to share information across organizational boundaries is a pre-requisite for efficient processing of citizen services and for effective decision making by multiple collaborative environments. Government information sharing offers

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Information PolityIOS Press

Published: Jan 1, 2009

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