ERIC Number: ED027043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Recent Developments in the Information Sciences and Their Implications for Intergovernmental Cooperation in Communications and Exchange of Information.
Parsons, William W.
Computers and Automation, v18 n4 p34-37 Apr 1969
This paper includes (1) a review of the history and current activities in the area of intergovernmental cooperation in the exchange of information and (2) a summary of the current state of the art in the information sciences. Relevant federal legislation, dating back to the 1930's, is discussed; the April 1968 report by the Intergovernmental Task Force on Information Systems is summarized; and present federal, state, and local activities are described. In the examination of the information sciences, the technological background is reviewed, some of the technical resources currently available are described, and the system implications of information processing are discussed. Appended are statistics on the growth in the number and capability of computers and Chapter I of the report by the Intergovernmental Task Force on Information Systems, entitled "Summary--Plan of Action." The full Task Force report is available as ED-019-985. (JB)
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Identifiers: Intergovernmental Task Force Information Systems
Note: Paper presented at the Management Conference sponsored by the Honolulu Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (8th, University of Hawaii, September 9 - 13, 1968).