August 12, 2008 By News Report
The National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council (eC3) is currently accpeting nominations for the 2008 eC3 Excellence Awards Program which recognizes outstanding performance in newly implemented government programs. Nominations are due by 5pm (EST) on Wednesday, September 10th and the winnders will be announced at the eC3 annual conference, December 9th through the 12th in Seattle, Washington. Complete information including the nomination form is attached.
The 2008 awards will highlight programs in one of three categories. One award will be given for each category. Programs from federal, state, or local government are encouraged to submit nominations. Three award categories are:
Nominations are due no later than 5 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, September 10th. Once received, a panel of judges will review all the submissions and announce a list of finalists by the end of October. All finalists will be invited but not required to attend the eC3 conference. Finalists will be given the opportunity to exhibit their project and share their lessons learned as part of conference workshops.
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.