Mary Maureen Brown (Ph.D. University of Georgia) is a Professor of Public Administration at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a Senior Fellow with the Center for Excellence in Municipal Management at George Washington University, and a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Brown has over 15 years experience in cross-organizational information systems integration in government. For the past four years she has been the principal investigator of a multi-million dollar research grant with the U.S. Department of Defense for the development and design of a program methodology for the acquisition of joint information systems. Her research interests center on participatory design, knowledge management, and joint problem solving and program planning. She has extensive experience in the design and development of various technologies for the purposes of reengineering government work processes and facilitating cross-organizational information sharing.