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CTG Web News Volume XIV, Issue 13
Sent: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:37:00 EST

CTG PARTICIPATES IN LAUNCH OF GLOBAL OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP

In conjunction with the formal launch of the partnership, the Open Government Partnership hosted "The Power of Open," a high-level multi-stakeholder meeting that brought together governments, civil society, industry leaders, academics, and the media for a series of panels and networking events focused on the transformative nature of open governance. Theresa Pardo participated as one of the experts in the "How-To Alley" session, sharing CTG's practical advice on key open government challenges. Pardo showcased CTG’s "Open Government Public Value Assessment Tool" (PVAT), which is designed to help governments maximize the potential value of their open government plans.


CTG Comments on U.S. Open Government National Action Plan >> www.ctg.albany.edu/news/onlinenews_sept_2011_ogp

SHARE YOUR IDEAS IN THE "NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON IMPROVING FEDERAL WEBSITES"

Help create the .gov you deserve by participating in the "National Dialogue on Improving Federal Websites." The federal government wants to re-invent how it delivers information and services online, and they need your help to bring the best of the web to the .gov domain. So share your ideas to help them answer: What practices, policies, and principles should guide federal websites?

Join the conversation with web experts, policymakers, and everyday citizens. The conversation is open until September 30, 2011. The results will directly inform recommendations for a National Web Strategy, developed by the .gov Task Force.

CTG RELEASES CASE STUDY REPORT ON TRANSNATIONAL KNOWLEDGE SHARING NETWORKS

This case study assesses the internationalization of AIRNow-International (AIRNow-I) through the lens of a collaborative project between US Environmental Protection Agency and the Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center in China. CTG traces the history of air quality policy and management in both countries and then explores the structure and dynamics of their joint effort to build AIRNow-I Shanghai. The report describes the influences of the separate Chinese and American contexts on the participants and their interactions, and identifies the ways in which they bridged many types of contextual distances to produce successful results.

CTG's "2010 ANNUAL REPORT" INCLUDES ISSUE BRIEFS ON OPEN GOVERNMENT, MOBILE, SPENDING TRANSPARENCY, AND TRANSNATIONAL KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS

CTG is pleased to share with you the our 2010 Annual Report. The report tells the story of our work in 2010 through snapshots into our many ground-breaking projects, reports, and thought leadership activities focused on technology in the public sector. It also includes four issue briefs drawn from a wide variety of CTG's projects:
  • Discovering Public Value Through Open Government
  • Building Transnational Knowledge Networks to Tackle Global Problems
  • Government in a Mobile World
  • Government Accountability Through Spending Transparency
Collectively, these briefs highlight how the current global attention to openness, transparency, governance, collaboration, performance, and citizen engagement have created both great opportunity and significant challenges.

As always, we remain committed to working through partnerships with government, corporate and academic colleagues, and to sharing the results of those efforts with research and practice communities across the globe, around the nation, and right here in New York.