The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) is an applied research center devoted to improving government and public services through policy, management, and technology innovation.
Through its program of partnership, research, and innovation, the Center provides government organizations and individuals with an array of tools and resources designed to support the development of a digital government.
The goal of every CTG partnership project is to build knowledge that improves the way government works. CTG projects have helped state, local, and federal agencies increase productivity and coordination, reduce costs, enhance quality, and deliver better services to citizens and businesses.
The results generated by each project add to a growing knowledge base designed to support the work of both government professionals and academic researchers.
CTG receives funding through the University at Albany's state budget, as well through grants and awards from foundations and federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation.
Corporate partners like Microsoft, Oracle, Hewlett Packard, and Meta Group, donate equipment, software, and services.
Since its creation in 1993, the Center has:
- conducted 25 partnership projects, which produced outcomes that have helped state, local, and federal government agencies improve services and operations;
- partnered with 57 government agencies, 42 corporate organizations, and 14 academic institutions and research organizations;
- issued more than 60 publications designed to support the work of government professionals and contribute to the field of research on IT innovation in government organizations;
- developed 12 prototype systems that have answered critical policy, management, organizational, and technology questions;
- received 16 research grants and fee-for-service contracts for over $5.5 million;
- been honored with 8 state and national awards such as the Ford Foundation's Innovations in American Government award; and
- provided data and support to more than 20 doctoral dissertations and masters projects.