In October 2013, the Digital Government Society of North America became the Digital Government Society (DGS), reflecting the global nature of digital government research, practice, and community. President of DGS John Carlo Bertot indicated that, “The name change marks an exciting achievement for DGS and digital government research. By opening the Society, we are expanding its reach and engaging scholars and practitioners from around the world.” Past President Hans Jochen Scholl said, “This will have a positive effect on digital government research and practice in North America.
Dear Colleagues and Friends:
Many of us have had the good fortune to find mentors, collaborators, and inspiration in the international digital government research community. Belonging to a welcoming intellectual community is especially important for students who choose this multi-disciplinary, non-traditional research area. Students in the doctoral colloquium at the annual dg.o conference often tell us how happy they are to find a vibrant group of like-minded scholars to engage in their work.