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The mission of the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany is to foster public sector innovation, enhance capability, generate public value, and support good governance.
 

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Dawes to give keynote at IFIP EGOV2014 | September 1-3, 2014 @ Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland
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8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2014) | October 27-30, 2014 in Guimarães, Portugal

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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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Pardo and Helbig Join Digital Government Society Board of Directors
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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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New Web Page for Open Health Data, Open Opportunities Workshop
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Pardo and Dawes Appointed International Advisors of the eGov Chapter of the China Information Association

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Five UAlbany Students Making a Difference at CTG this Summer

CTG is excited to welcome five University at Albany graduate assistants and interns from an array of backgrounds and disciplines who are already deeply engaged in their summer projects. Three computer science interns are busy planning a two-week sprint to work on a mobile app; a Rockefeller College graduate is working on research projects; and a senior at the School of Business is developing various financial tools to support CTG’s budget and financial management process.
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Summary Report for Stakeholder Workshop on the Role of Public Libraries in Enabling Open Government

CTG has released a Summary Report for The Role of Public Libraries in Enabling Open Government: A Stakeholder Workshop held on May 7-8, 2014 in Alexandria, Virginia. The workshop brought together a national forum of approximately 40 thought-leaders from public libraries, academia, government, open government, and other organizations to explore the ways public libraries can enable open government within their communities. The workshop is part of a larger initiative that CTG is leading with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a 2013 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) grant.
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Big Data, Open Data and Opening Government – Identifying Stakeholder and User Capabilities

CTG recently hosted and participated in four workshops bringing together different clusters of users to examine big data, open data, and opening government. Understanding the diverse interests and needs of different stakeholder groups within the larger big and open data ecosystem are cornerstones of CTG’s research programs on opening government and governance informatics. Past research has found that stakeholder involvement is an integral part of building capability, essential for meaningful use, and needed to recognize the public value of the investments. These workshops focused on communities of stakeholders within public libraries, state government, and higher education institutions. More>>
 
 
 

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Availability of Open Health Data Key to Positive Health Outcomes Nationally

In a June 24th Viewpoint article for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Erika Martin, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of Health Policy Studies at the Rockefeller Institute of Government of SUNY and assistant professor at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at UAlbany; Natalie Helbig, Ph.D., M.P.A., assistant research director for CTG; and Nirav Shah, M.D., M.P.H., former commissioner of Health for New York State and now the senior vice president and chief operating officer at Kaiser Permanente, have called for expansion of access to governmental health data.
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