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Jane Fountain named to Top Federal 100

Jane Fountain, Distinguished Professor in political science and public policy, was named to the "Top Federal 100" by Federal Computer Week. She is one of only two academics to make the list of leaders from government, industry and academia who had the greatest impact on the federal IT community in 2013. Fountain, a CS Adjunct Professor, is the founder and director of the National Center for Digital Government.

In other news, Fountain was appointed to a three-year term on the Experts Advisory Committee of the E-Government Research Center of the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA). EROPA is an organization of states, groups, and individuals in the area of Asia and the Pacific designed to promote regional cooperation in improving knowledge, systems, and practices of government administration in order to help accelerate economic and social development. Fountain served as the keynote speaker at the first international conference organized jointly by EROPA and the Chinese Academy of Personnel Science.

Also recently, Fountain wrote a chapter for the report, The Future of Government Smart Toolbox, that was released by the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government to help governments use technology to build better trust and deliver more efficient public services.