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CTG Partners with SUNY’s Cradle to Career Alliance (C2C) to Identify Data Needs for Assessing Impact
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Advancing Digital Government: The Research-Practice-Knowledge Connection by Sharon S. Dawes in Gestión y Política Pública, CIDE
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Meghan Cook Receives UAlbany Initiatives in Women Award to Participate at CeDEM14 in Krems, Austria
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CTG Launches Online Forum to Gather Feedback on the Role Of Public Libraries in Supporting Open Government
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Albany center has been leader in bridging tech, gov't for two decades in FedScoop | March 17, 2014
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Pardo and Dawes Appointed International Advisors of the eGov Chapter of the China Information Association

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CTG Director Named to U.S. EPA’s National Advisory Committee

Theresa A. Pardo, Ph.D. has been appointed to a two-year term as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Advisory Committee (NAC). The U.S. NAC advises the U.S. Representative (the Administrator of the EPA) to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation on specific U.S. government policy issues related to the implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation. The Committee is responsible for providing recommendations to help assure that business and industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations are represented in the development of U.S. policy positions regarding implementation of the Environmental Supplemental Agreements to the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Committee meets several times a year to discuss, draft, and publish a set of recommendations to inform policy decisions. Find out more>>

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Enabling Open Government for All: A Road Map for Public Libraries

This report presents the results of a year-long partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and public library and open government experts. The project focused on responding to a growing question about how efforts to open government are influencing, and possibly changing, the role of public libraries in their communities. The report offers six recommendations about leveraging past practices and ensuring a future role for public libraries in the expanding open government agenda emerged from the research and expert meetings. In addition, the report provides two resources to support these recommendations and to help public libraries get started in building their open government agenda.

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Empowering Youth Voices: Engaging Youth in Foster Care through the NYTD Peer Caller Program

As part of the implementation of New York’s National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD), CTG created an innovative Peer Caller Program to establish a direct connection between NYTD youth and their peers. The Peer Caller Program trains participating UAlbany students and OCFS student assistants in how to help keep foster care youth engaged in the NYTD program through consistent outreach and relationship building. More>>

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Exploring the Integration of Data-intensive Analytical Skills in Public Affairs Education

While much is being said and written about big data and data science, much less attention has been given to the skills required of the current and next generation of public managers, policy analysts, and informed citizens who are expected to use new data resources and tools effectively. To begin to address this gap, on May 9, 2014, CTG hosted a one-day National Science Foundation (NSF) workshop to explore the integration of data-intensive analytical skills in public affairs education. This report highlights the opportunities, challenges, and next steps that emerged from the day.

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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.

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