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20 Years of
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Research Excellence and Policy Impact: An Overview of CTG's Achievements
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CTG by the Numbers: An Infographic

Our Global Network

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View our map visualization of our partners, projects, alumni, visiting scholars, presentations, and more
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Learn more about our alumni - what they are doing now and what they have to say about their time at CTG

20th Anniversary Signature Publications

A Message from our Director

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Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation

Twenty years ago CTG opened its doors as a research center at the University at Albany. We were charged by then New York Governor Mario Cuomo to “pursue new ways of applying technologies directly to the practical problems of information management and service delivery in the public sector.” CTG was the “first of its kind” providing an innovative model of public-private partnerships where government, academia, and the corporate community could partner on experiments with technology to learn what worked, what didn’t, and why. In these first 20 years, we have witnessed dramatic changes in technology and how it is used. What is on the horizon for the next chapter is truly exciting and we look forward to taking the journey with you. More>>


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Robert J. Jones, President, University at Albany, said “The University at Albany is proud of the achievements of CTG and offers its congratulations to Theresa Pardo and her staff for 20 years of award winning research and service to governments here in New York State and throughout the world.” More tributes>>

20th Anniversary Report

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In our 20th Anniversary Report we highlight some of the timeless lessons we’ve learned and how our work, grounded in those lessons, has made a difference worldwide. We take a look at how our research and practice expertise is being used to educate the next generation of public sector leaders. We also include a 2012 Year in Review highlighting our recent work and our agenda going forward as we continue to advance understanding and provide expert guidance to governments at all levels. Read>>


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Enjoy our interactive timeline with highlights of selected milestone events from the past 20 years. We hope it brings back old memories for some and helps those new to CTG learn a few new things about us! View>>

Timeless Lessons for Government Innovators

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Since the inception of Public CIO, the University at Albany's Center for Technology in Government (CTG) has been a frequent and welcome contributor. Created at the dawn of e-government, CTG has had front-row seats for the public sector's ongoing technology-powered transformation. But far from being a passive observer, the center has worked directly with hundreds of government organizations to implement innovative ideas and prove new concepts. Along the way, the CTG translated its experiences into best practices and practical guidance that have helped shape the state of the art for public CIOs. This year, the center celebrates its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, we asked CTG Founding Director Sharon Dawes and current Director Theresa Pardo to compile some essential advice for effectively using technology in the public sector.
-Steve Towns, Editor, Public CIO Read article>>

Community Engagement: Scholarship with Impact

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CTG has had the good fortune to work with and learn from hundreds of government practitioners over the past 20 years. This opportunity has also extended to students in the classrooms of the University at Albany. Every year for the last 12 years, as part of the nationally ranked program (ranked 3rd by US News and World Reports) in Government Information Strategy and Management offered by the Public Administration and Policy Department at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Theresa Pardo has taught Building a Case for IT in the Public Sector.