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  • Welcome to the E-governance Board's Web site!
    "What's an E-governance board?"
    The Board's job is to promote consistency of content throughout the Oregon.gov public Web site, an important connection between the agencies of state government and the public they serve. Under the sponsorship of the Governor's office, the Board meets regularly to consider the issues, problems and opportunities that go with maintaining the state's vast presence on the Web.

    In this site, you'll learn about initiatives by the state's Web publisher and the E-government program in the Department of Administrative Services. You'll read about actions the Board has taken to promote a consistent "look and feel" that enables users to navigate easily and find the information they need. You'll see reports on the Board's meetings and learn about future trends.

    We hope you find this information interesting and helpful. Please provide your suggestions on how we can improve the state's Web presence.
Current Projects Board information
Oregon GovSpace: 2011 Innovation Award finalist (CSG)
Innovations Medallion

The E-governance board provides ongoing multi-agency governance for Oregon GovSpace.

Since September 2008, Oregon GovSpace has been the State of Oregon's Social Business platform. It combines the power of community software, collaboration software, social networking software, and social media monitoring capabilities into an integrated social platform. Over 5,000 individuals representing over 230 organizations of state agencies and their business partners use Oregon GovSpace to engage in: business conversations, idea sharing, and collaboration that drive better business outcomes and gains in productivity.

The Council of State Governments (CSG) began presenting Innovations Awards in 1986 to bring greater visibility to exemplary state programs and to facilitate the transfer of those successful experiences to other states. The organization receives hundreds of applications for Innovations Awards every year. CSG policy experts review the applications and select the finalists. Regional panels of state officials evaluate the finalists and select two award-winners within each CSG region.

The Council of State Governments named Oregon GovSpace one of six finalists for the 2011 Western Regional Innovations Award. Two award winners will be chosen at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Council of State Governments being held at the end of July in Hawaii.

Oregon's agencies who are active in Oregon GovSpace are no longer separated by departments or geographic location. Everyone's expertise, ideas, skills, knowledge and social networks is brought to bear on initiatives that beg for broad participation and reduce the "group-think" limitations that occur in closed groups.

Across the state, the platform is being used to share and collaborate on documents (some that are too big to send through e-mail), hold online discussions so their colleagues can participate in the information sharing and knowledge building, track projects, and network with other individuals.

The winning programs are traditionally recognized in a ceremony during CSG's Annual Meeting. In addition, the winners are showcased in CSG's national magazine, Capitol Ideas.

Stay tuned to hear the winners announced!
Online tools used by the Board
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Open Data Portal
Oregon's Open Data Portal, Data.Oregon.gov, provides access to public data online as well as powerful visualization tools. With our new social data site, agencies can focus on what data is considered public instead of the technology.
Collaboration Tool
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Oregon's industry leading online collaboration tool, GovSpace, is available for use by all agencies, boards, commissions and their business partners in county/local government or key stakeholders as long as the agency determines they have a business purpose to collaborate online together.