IBM bestows grants for e-gov, performance management study

The IBM Endowment for the Business of Government has awarded grants to 16 scholars throughout the United States for research in e-government and performance management, the organization announced Jan. 14.

The grants, each worth $15,000, are for study to improve the effectiveness of government at all levels. The awards are the first of two rounds of grants that will be issued this year.

The e-gov grant winners are:

*Diana Burley Gant, assistant professor of information management, and Jon Gant, assistant professor of information systems and public administration, at Syracuse University for "Developing Integrative Technologies to Support E-Government."

*Genie Stowers, a professor at San Francisco State University for "Measuring Performance in E-Government: What is the State of the Art?"

*Jo Min, an associate professor at Iowa State University, for "E-Government in Rural Communities: Current Practices and Issues."

*M. Jae Moon, an assistant professor at Texas A&M University, for "Advancing Mobile Government for State Emergency Management, Prospects and Challenges in Applications of Mobile Technologies in State Government."

*Charles Hinnant, assistant professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, and Steve Sawyer, an associate professor at the Pennsylvania State University, for "From Keystone to E-Stone."

The performance management grant winners are:

*Mordecai Lee, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, for "Combining G2C Technology and Managing for Results: Transforming 20th Century Public Reporting into 21st Century Reporting."

*Annie McGowan, an associate professor, and Sarah Holmes, a professor at Texas A&M University, for "The Impact of Advanced Cost Management Strategies in the Health Care Industry."

*Carolyn Heinrich, assistant professor of public policy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, for "Improving Performance Management in the Work-Force Investment Act Program."

*Hannah Sistare, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, for "Modernizing Government Organization to Improve Government Performance: Models for Bringing about Reform."

*Mark Imperial, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, for "Using Performance Measures to Improve Collaborative Processes: Lessons from 3 Watershed Management Programs."

*Thomas Stanton, a fellow at the Center for the Study of American Government of Johns Hopkins University, Washington, for "Developing a Framework for Federal Asset Management."

*Joseph Wholey, a professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, for "Performance Measurement, Performance Management and Performance Budgeting: Overcoming the Challenges."

*Philip Joyce, an assistant professor at the George Washington University, for "Linking Performance to Budgeting."

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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