October 15, 2009 By News Report
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu yesterday announced new ARRA funding for three university-led wind energy research facilities that will help test and produce advanced land-based and offshore wind turbines. The three competitively selected, university-led projects will include partners from private industry, state and local governments, and other universities. The projects are:
For more information about the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, visit the Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program Web site.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.