Anne L. Washington, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. Her research investigates socio-technical aspects of electronic government. She is interested in the data records, work processes and organizational structures behind Congressional information. She holds a Bachelors degree in computer science from Brown University and a Masters in Library Information Science (MLIS) from Rutgers University. She received a PhD from The George Washington University School of Business. Her dissertation investigated legislative search systems and the search practices of Congressional staffers. Before completing her PhD, she spent ten years at the Congressional Research Service in the Library of Congress specializing in legislative systems. Her work experience includes Apple Computers, Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors and Barclays Global Investors. She serves as an invited expert to the W3C E-Government Interest Group and the W3C Government Linked Data Working Group.