CTG Web News Volume IX, Issue 3
Sent: Thu, March 16, 2006 12:42 PM
CTG to Administer New York State IT Workforce Skills Assessment Survey
The New York State CIO Council's Human Resource Committee, in partnership
with the Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER) and the Office for
Technology (OFT), is sponsoring two surveys on IT skills. The first will
ask the state's nearly 5,000 IT professionals about their existing skills
and training needs. A second will ask state agency CIOs to assess their
organizations' future needs for IT skills. Working collaboratively with the
NYS CIO Council's Human Resources Committee, CTG is responsible for project
planning and management, survey administration and analysis, and reporting
of the survey results.
The voluntary employee survey will cover nearly 60 state agencies,
authorities and boards and will be conducted on-line starting the week of
March 13. The CIO survey will begin in the week of March 20.
CTG's "Models for Action" Toolkit Selected as Best Practice by National
Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
The purpose of the Business Process Analysis Benchmarking Project was to
identify workable, reproducible methodologies for integrating a records
management perspective into business process analysis and into the systems
development lifecycle so that recordkeeping requirements are identified and
met in new systems design. NARA is publicizing all the benchmarked
methodologies as best practices so that other organizations can learn from
the early adopters.
State Government Digital Information Preservation Survey Receives Excellent
As part of CTG's ongoing work with the U.S. Library of Congress on digital
preservation, CTG launched a Web-based State Government Digital Information
Preservation Survey earlier this year [see http://www.ctg.albany.edu/about/webnews_IX_01
]. CTG received an excellent
response, with participation from all 50 states and three territories
between early January and mid-March.
The survey was developed in cooperation with an expert group of individuals
representing the Council of State Archivists, Chief Officers of State
Library Agencies, the Society of American Archivists, the National
Association of State Chief Information Officers, the Library of Congress,
the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and the
Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The report, to be available by June 2006, will summarize state government
digital information preservation activities by state and across states. The
report is intended to be a vehicle for states to share knowledge about
state-level digital preservation issues and activities, and to identify
opportunities for digital preservation partnerships.
UAlbany, Albany Law School Partner to Launch Financial Market Regulation
The University at Albany and Albany Law School announced the creation of a
new financial market regulation program that addresses industry concerns
about fairness and accountability in U.S. financial markets. The program
combines the four disciplines of law, business, public policy and technology
along with expert input from Wall Street executives and partners in
international firms to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for
careers in regulation and supervision of the financial markets. The program
will begin accepting students for the fall semester of 2006.
Full press release>> http://www.albany.edu/rockefeller/news_features.htm#fmri
Reminder: Sign up for Upcoming CTG Research Discussion Breakfast Series
Thursday, March 23, 2006, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Current Issues in Social Software: Blogging, Wiki's and RSS
Tom Mackey, Assistant Professor, College of Computing and Information, Information Studies, University at Albany, SUNY
Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Public Accountability in an Information Age
Albert Meijer, Assistant Professor, Utrecht School of Governance,
For more information on these and other upcoming Research Discussion
Breakfasts, please go to: www.ctg.albany.edu