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CTG Web News Volume X, Issue 7
Sent: Thur, 13 Sep 2007 02:20 PM

Dawes to Transition to New Role at CTG

After 14 years of developing CTG into a world leader in digital government research and practice, CTG founding director Dr. Sharon Dawes will be transitioning into a new role at the Center. Starting in September, Sharon will be senior fellow and devote her expertise and energy to expanding new opportunities for CTG in international research, education, and community-building programs. In addition to her continuing work at CTG, she will remain on the faculties of Public Administration and Policy and Informatics, as well as continue to serve on a variety of national and international advisory boards.

During this transition, CTG will be led by Dr. Anthony Cresswell, currently deputy director, who will serve as interim director. Tony has been an integral part of CTG’s leadership team since 1999, and has directed many research and development projects with state, federal, and international funding. Among his most recent works is an internationally recognized project on assessing the public value of government IT investments.

CTG Partners on Critical Infrastructure Regional Coordination Study

CTG has released a new report, Exploring Regional Telecommunication Incident Response Coordination. The report is the result of a partnership with the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS), a key actor in the national and regional telecommunications community. Together with DPS, CTG facilitated a workshop among members of the regional telecommunications community to discuss the stewardship of our critical infrastructure in an increasingly interconnected world.

CTG Releases Report on Knowledge Sharing Innovations in the Natural Resource Community

CTG has released its latest report, Knowledge Sharing Innovations in the Natural Resources Community. The report documents the experiences of eight project teams that participated in a collaborative program, The Electronic Commons, funded by the USDA Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service Region 9 National Forests and Northern Initiatives, a nongovernmental organization based in Marquette, MI. Northern Initiatives and the USDA Forest Service engaged the services of CTG to assist the grantees as they developed and implemented their projects and to capture lessons learned.

Procurement Workshop at GTC East 2007

Meghan Cook, program manager at CTG, will participate in one of GTC East’s training sessions, Procurement in the Empire State,” on Monday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Albany, NY. This session, hosted by The Walters Group, is designed specifically for the New York State public buyer and focuses on best practices for those involved in the procurement of IT products and services. Meghan will be focusing on determining the needs of your organization, and how to scope the problem and determine the best approach for your procurement.