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The Open Government Directive is the hottest IT buzz in and around D.C. and agencies are heads- down creating their Open Government Plans while inviting dialogue on ways to improve public access to data, what new data sets the public wants/needs to be published, and how to improve public understanding of what each agency does. As it turns out, opening government is not only a good thing for constituents, but a good idea for government as well.

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Are you exploring shared services for your government agency? If so, here’s a troubling fact: If you were to gather a roundtable of government tech experts, with the intention of discussing and planning for shared IT services, one thing would quickly become apparent. Every participant is likely to have a slightly different definition of “shared services,” and some significantly different ideas on how such services should be implemented. That's challenge one, ambiguity. Challenge two is ine

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