An applied research center in New York will work with state agencies, several municipalities and commercial firms to build and evaluate a prototype Web portal to see if state and local governments can share information and conduct transactions through one gateway.The Center for Technology in Government (CTG), affiliated with the State University of New York at Albany, hopes to test a State-Local Internet Gateway Prototype in October. Up to 20 local governments will share data with three state agencies via the site. Project manager Meghan Cook said no one found any such intergovernmental “beast” in other states after the idea was floated last September, although e-government plans are increasingly spending more time on government-to-government transactions. Governments’ online initiatives have focused on applications dealing with individuals and businesses. Full Story
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