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CTG Web News Volume VI, Issue 9
Sent: Monday, October 6, 2003 12:23 PM

AT&T Grant to Fund State-Local Prototype Testing

A $20,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation provides additional capital for the University at Albany's Center for Technology in Government (CTG) to expand field testing of its first-of-its-kind prototype State-Local Internet Gateway.

This "G-to-G" Internet Gateway will test the mechanisms needed to connect New York state agencies and local governments through an Internet portal designed to enhance intergovernmental working relationships, communication and transactions. The project is being coordinated by a partnership that includes nearly a dozen state agencies and local governments, three technology companies, and CTG.

The AT&T grant enhances the in-kind contributions of three information technology corporations: CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants; Keane, Inc.; and Microsoft Corporation.

For more on this project, visit www.ctg.albany.edu/projects/lg2.

Workshop on Teaching Information Technology, Policy, and Management

On October 15th, Center Director Sharon Dawes will host an informal and interactive workshop on strategies for training public managers to understand information and IT as resources for public management. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 15 from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. in Pittsburgh, as a pre-conference workshop at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

This workshop responds to the burgeoning use of information and technology in the design and operation of public programs. It is designed to gather and share ideas, problems, and strategies for incorporating information technology, management, and policy topics in the Public Administration curriculum.

For registration information, please visit www.ctg.albany.edu/academics/naspaa.pdf.

For conference information, please visit www.naspaa.org/principals/conference/conference.asp.