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CTG Web News Volume X, Issue 6
Sent: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 02:20 PM

CTG Releases 2006 Annual Report

We are pleased to share with you our 2006 Annual Report. We hope you find new insights into digital government and enjoy its new format.

The new format is designed to give you better access to some of the knowledge we have developed over the past 14 years of research. In the past, finding that knowledge would require a search through many individual reports and project summaries. This year, instead, the articles in our annual report draw from a wide variety of CTG projects and research to share with you a range of perspectives, theories, trends, and strategies in the current landscape of digital government.

CTG Presents on Topics of Collaboration, Building Trust, and Digital Preservation

Collaboration: Design and Practice of Models for the Transference of Technology CIAPEM 2007 Morelia, Mexico

Anthony Cresswell, deputy director of CTG, was invited to share with governors, IT managers, and CIOs from states and municipalities in Mexico what we have learned in our research into collaboration in government. Dr. Cresswell's presentation "Mobilizing Research-Based Knowledge for Improving Government IT" highlighted CTG's applied research of collaboration with public managers to solving specific problems, while accumulating & disseminating reusable knowledge. CIAPEM is an association dedicated to furthering information technology in state and municipal governments in Mexico.

7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government: Building Trust in Government UNPAN - United Nations Online Network in Public Administration and Finance Vienna, Austria

Theresa Pardo, deputy director of CTG was invited to present the paper, "Leadership and Cross-Boundary Information Sharing Insights from the U.S. West Nile Virus Outbreak," for a workshop on "Managing Knowledge to Build Trust in Government" during this UNPAN sponsored conference. The workshop focused on demonstrating how different implementations of knowledge and technology can promote trust and good governance in both the developed and the developing world.

UNPAN promotes the sharing of knowledge, experiences and best practices throughout the world in sound public policies, effective public administration and efficient civil services, through capacity-building and cooperation among the United Nations Member States, with emphasis on south-south cooperation.

For more information on the conference, including links to Theresa's paper and presentation, go to: http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/ public/documents/un/unpan025319.pdf.

Electronic Records Management Workshop Pierre, South Dakota

Brian Burke, senior program associate at CTG, conducted a workshop for South Dakota state government managers on strategies for improving the management and preservation of government information in digital form. The half-day workshop was held in Pierre, South Dakota and included staff from approximately 20 South Dakota state government agencies. In addition to presentations on the importance of managing and preserving government digital information and strategies for improving states' abilities to do so, Brian facilitated discussions between the state agency managers and other key records management and preservation stakeholders such as the state records manager, state archivist, representatives from the state library, and members of the office of the state chief information office (CIO). The workshop was sponsored by both the State Archives and State Library and funded under a National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant.