U.S. Department of Transportation's Open Government Plan v2.0
The US DOT took a different planning approach for its second Open Government Plan by focusing their planning efforts on specific, new initiatives and the public value they would create. To effectively achieve this, they chose to work with CTG using our Public Value Assessment Tool (PVAT). According to DOT, "The PVAT represented a new opportunity to systematically assess the public value of DOT's Open Government efforts."
CTG’s two-day XML training curriculums, Using XML for Web Site Management and Using XML Databases and XQuery, are under a licensure agreement with MicroKnowledge, Inc. for delivery to government practioners and public benefit.
CTG Appoints J. Ramon Gil-Garcia as Research Director
CTG has named Dr. J. Ramon Gil-Garcia as its research director, following an international search that attracted top candidates in the field of digital government research and practice.
Dr. Gil-Garcia has served as associate professor for the Division of Public Administration and the director of the Data Center for Applied Research in Social Sciences at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City since 2007. He is author of the 2012 book, Enacting Electronic Government Success: An Integrative Study of Government-wide Websites, Organizational Capabilities, and Institutions.
CTG Starts Data Collection for 2nd Round of National Youth in Transition Database Project
CTG has started collecting the second round of outcome data for the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) project. Every three years, states are required to collect data from youth turning 17 while in foster care. States must then collect data again from the same youth when they turn 19 and 21, enabling child welfare agencies to assess the quality and usage of their independent living services offered to youth. This is the first, national, longitudinal data collection effort where youth get to provide the information. The goal is to improve services by hearing directly from the youth. NYTD features a Facebook page, Twitter handle, and dedicated website.
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The Dynamics of Opening Government Data
CTG has released a white paper, The Dynamics of Opening Government Data based on findings from a year-long research project, funded by SAP, to help organizations better understand the value generated through opening government data. The report features cases from two active open data initiatives and offers practical guidance for government managers.