News & Events

CTG Web News Volume XII, Issue 7
Sent: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 4:05 PM


CTG's Anthony Cresswell honored with The NYS Forum's Award for Excellence in Government

Every year, The Forum recognizes an individual whose work has definitively contributed to the overall improvement of government information services in New York State. This year's award was presented to CTG's Anthony Cresswell in recognition of his vital guidance to The Forum's program development and his leadership role as interim director at CTG.


CTG Welcomes Visiting Scholar from Russia

Dr. Evgeny Styrin is a Fulbright visiting scholar from the School of Public Administration of Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia, where he specializes in research on e-government. Dr. Styrin will have the opportunity to work with our research and professional staff to share his knowledge of public administration and electronic government.

Two New Graduate Assistants Join CTG

-Tuuli Edwards, an MPA student at Rockefeller College at the University at Albany, is specializing in Information Strategy and Management.

-Taewoo Nam, a third-year doctoral student in Public Administration at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. His research interests are cross-national comparison of e-governments in a global context, potentiality of the Internet to promote democracy, and the role of ICTs in public management and public services.


"International Digital Government Research: A Reconnaissance Study (1994 - 2008)"

This study is part of a multi-year effort funded by the United States (US) National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a framework for a sustainable global community of digital government researchers and research sponsors. It documents how the growing influence of global economic, social, technical, and political forces are pushing digital government research to international dimensions. In this report, we describe the size, scope, variety, and trajectory of the field illustrated with selected studies and organizational profiles. A full bibliographic database is also available covering comparative, transnational, benchmarking, and other types of international studies published from 1994 through 2008.


GTC EAST: The New York Digital Government Summit Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY September 21-24, 2009

"Rethinking the Database: Using XML Databases to Support Business Processes and Enhance Capabilities" Jim Costello, Web Application Developer, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany James Lieb, Director, Common Service and Case Management Department of Taxation and Finance, New York State September 24 at 10:30 am

XML has proven to be a solution for web site management, web applications, and data exchange. So what's next? This presentation looks at new ways to view and use data within XML databases. It will show how an XML-based approach to data can make application development easier and more manageable. You will see how an XML database can enable the addition of new features and functionality while streamlining workflow. The presentation will outline promising trends in mainstream applications such as document management and forms workflow processing using XQuery, XForms, and XML-native databases. Finally, you will hear about an large-scale New York State government implementation using the IBM DB2 database with pureXML support.

For more information on GTC East and registration >>http://www.govtech.com/events/gtceast2009/attendee_extra