News & Events

CTG Web News Volume VIII, Issue 8
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 10:00 AM

Dawes Recipient of Giuliani Leadership Award

Sharon Dawes, Director of the Center for Technology in Government, is the recipient of the Rudolph W. Giuliani Leadership Award. As part of this year's GTC East Conference, New York State's CIO Jim Dillon presented the 2005 Award to Dr. Dawes at the Executive Leadership Institute meeting. The Rudolph W. Giuliani Leadership Award was established by GTC East in 2001 to recognize outstanding public sector executives from government organizations in the state of New York who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in building strong alliances and fostering the development of new leaders within government.

Sharon's acceptance speech can be found at: http://www.govtech.net/news/news.php?id=96719.

Experts Named to NARA National Advisory Committee

The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) is pleased to announce that Dr. Sharon Dawes has been named to the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Advisory Committee on the Electronic Records Archives (ACERA). This high-level committee will advise and make recommendations to Archivist of the United States, Allen Winstein, on issues related to the development, implementation and use of the Electronic Records Archives (ERA) system.

Dr. Kenneth Thibodeau, Director of the Electronic Archives Program, said, "As we move forward to making the Electronic Records Archives a reality, it is more important than ever that we reach out to obtain advice from a broad spectrum of experts. The Advisory Committee will provide an ongoing structure for bringing together experts in computer science and information technology, archival science and records management, information science, the law, history, genealogy, and education."

Upcoming Research Breakfasts @ CTG (187 Wolf Road, Suite 301)

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 - 8:30-9:30 A.M.
Finding the Performance Dividend: Developing IT Capabilities for E-Government
Jon Gant, Assistant Professor of Public Administration in the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University
Professor Gant will talk about one of the key management challenges facing local governments worldwide, developing information technology (IT) capabilities. His presentation will describe the efforts by one local government in Seoul, S. Korea, known as Gangnam-gu. Gangnam-gu is leading a wave of public sector reform efforts worldwide through its innovative development of E-government services. It has implemented 71 E-government applications since 1995 as part of its innovative Smart Gangnam - Cyber City Project. Through these E-government strategies, Gangnam-gu is making great strides to enhance the public value of its democratic processes and government services.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 8:30-9:30 A.M.
Federal CIOs Roles and Responsibilities: A Comparison with Private-Sector CIOs
Lester Diamond, Assistant Director of IT at the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO)
Mr. Diamond will summarize recent GAO work regarding the responsibilities of CIOs of leading organizations in the private sector and will compare those results to their earlier report reviewing the responsibilities of federal CIOs. These reports were developed to provide Congress and others with information describing the responsibilities of CIOs in both the federal government and the private sector and to contribute to the development of a framework for IT governance in the federal government.

Employment Opportunity at CTG - Program Assistant

CTG is seeking a qualified individual to join the Center as a Program Assistant. The Program Assistant is directly engaged in sponsored research or problem-solving projects, and is appointed for a specified term. This is an entry-level position at the Center. The Program Assistant may be assigned to multiple project teams and assists with basic project development and administration as assigned by a Program Associate, Sr. Program Associate or Program Manager. The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to assisting in project definition and planning, project administrative duties as assigned, assisting in work plan development, assisting in design and execution of group facilitation activities related to projects, conducting assigned data collection, research, analysis, writing, and presentation tasks and assisting in related assignments which further the broad objectives of the Center.

For more information about the position: http://hr.albany.edu/vacancy/prof/P05-71.htm.