Can common concerns and Internet connectivity overcome tradition and turf in pursuit of intergovernmental solutions? Our panel of experts tackles the issues.

by / December 31, 1997
Bradley Dugger is chief of information systems for Tennessee. He served as president of the National Association of State Information Resource Executives (NASIRE), and he is currently chair of NASIRE's Intergovernmental Relations Committee.

Francis A. McDonough is deputy associate administrator of GSA's Office of Intergovernmental Solutions (OIS). He is also chairman of The International Council for Information Technology in Government Administration (ICA).

Jerry Mechling is director of Strategic Computing and Telecommunications in the Public Sector at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Rishi Sood is responsible for the daily administration of G2 Research's Public Sector and Health Care Practices, which focuses on Medicaid, Medicare, block grant funding and EBT. Before joining G2, he received a grant from the Richter Foundation to provide an economic analysis of the immunization industry and vaccination providers.

Milford Sprecher is program director for IDC Government, which conducts market research on the application of technology in federal, state and local government. He chairs the Procurement Subcommittee of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and is a member of the Public Welfare Association and the International City/County Management Association.

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