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From “Need to Know” to “Need to Share”: Tangled Problems, Information Boundaries, and the Building of Public Sector Knowledge Networks

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  • Sharon S. Dawes,

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    1. University at Albany, State University of New York
      Sharon S. Dawes is a senior fellow at the Center for Technology in Government, professor emerita of public administration and policy, and affiliate faculty member in informatics at the University at Albany, State University of New York. As founding director from 1993 to 2007, sheled the Center for Technology in Government to international prominence in applied digital government research. A fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, she was elected the first president of the Digital Government Society of North America in 2006. She serves on advisory committees for the U.S. National Science Foundation, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the United Nations University. Her main research interests are government information strategy and management, international research collaboration, and cross-boundary information sharing and integration.
      E-mail:sdawes@ctg.albany.edu
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  • Anthony M. Cresswell,

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    1. University at Albany, State University of New York
      Anthony M. Cresswell is interim director of the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany, where he leads the center's work in IT research and innovation projects. He serves on the faculties of informatics and educational administration and policy studies. His research focuses on information in management and organizational action, and he has applied this knowledge in state and federal IT projects in the United States and internationally. Previously, he served on the faculties of Northwestern and Carnegie-Mellon universities, and as an advisor in the Office of Management and Budget.
      E-mail:tcresswell@ctg.albany.edu
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  • Theresa A. Pardo

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    1. University at Albany, State University of New York
      Theresa A. Pardo is the deputy director of the Center for Technology in Government, a research associate professor of public administration and policy, and an affiliate faculty member of the informatics program at the University at Albany. Her research, funded by organizations such as the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Library of Congress, covers a range of topics related to IT innovation in government, including cross-boundary information sharing, trust and knowledge sharing, and preservation of government records in digital form. She serves on a number of advisory and editorial boards including the Digital Government Society of North America, the Data Center for Applied Research in Social Sciences at the Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas in Mexico, and Government Information Quarterly. She was recently appointed as a senior advisor to the Informatization Research Institution, State Information Center, China.
      E-mail:tpardo@ctg.albany.edu
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Sharon S. Dawes is a senior fellow at the Center for Technology in Government, professor emerita of public administration and policy, and affiliate faculty member in informatics at the University at Albany, State University of New York. As founding director from 1993 to 2007, sheled the Center for Technology in Government to international prominence in applied digital government research. A fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, she was elected the first president of the Digital Government Society of North America in 2006. She serves on advisory committees for the U.S. National Science Foundation, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the United Nations University. Her main research interests are government information strategy and management, international research collaboration, and cross-boundary information sharing and integration.
E-mail:sdawes@ctg.albany.edu

Anthony M. Cresswell is interim director of the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany, where he leads the center's work in IT research and innovation projects. He serves on the faculties of informatics and educational administration and policy studies. His research focuses on information in management and organizational action, and he has applied this knowledge in state and federal IT projects in the United States and internationally. Previously, he served on the faculties of Northwestern and Carnegie-Mellon universities, and as an advisor in the Office of Management and Budget.
E-mail:tcresswell@ctg.albany.edu

Theresa A. Pardo is the deputy director of the Center for Technology in Government, a research associate professor of public administration and policy, and an affiliate faculty member of the informatics program at the University at Albany. Her research, funded by organizations such as the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Library of Congress, covers a range of topics related to IT innovation in government, including cross-boundary information sharing, trust and knowledge sharing, and preservation of government records in digital form. She serves on a number of advisory and editorial boards including the Digital Government Society of North America, the Data Center for Applied Research in Social Sciences at the Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas in Mexico, and Government Information Quarterly. She was recently appointed as a senior advisor to the Informatization Research Institution, State Information Center, China.
E-mail:tpardo@ctg.albany.edu

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