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State-Local Internet Gateway: Prototype Project

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Publications & Results

Press Releases & News Stories

Partners

Funding Sources

Scope of Work

Related Web Sites

Contact Information

Summary
Over the past decade state and local governments have increasingly used information technology to support government operations. Many have developed intergovernmental information systems that perform only one business function or satisfy one program need. The result is a growing number of individual systems for government to government (G2G) business relationships at the state and local levels.

This project seeks to create an Internet Gateway (or a single point of passage) to test and evaluate mechanisms for G2G business relationships among state and local government organizations in New York State.

The prototype will channel three separate G2G business processes involving state agencies and a number of local governments through one common access point. The project is designed to test whether such a gateway would provide state, county, and municipal governments with greater efficiency, higher quality data, and more consistent and coordinated services. Throughout the project, the Center will examine the policy, management, technology, and financial factors that influence the development of the prototype.

Publications & Results
Reports and Working Papers (4)
State-Local Technical Report Cover
Constructing the New York State-Local Internet Gateway Prototype: A Technical View
Fri, 01 Apr 2005 >Download PDF
This report summarizes the technical development of the New York State-Local Internet Gateway Prototype. Each phase is highlighted including, prototype design, development, testing, and support. Also shared are lessons learned and considerations for future development.

The New York State-Local Internet Gateway Prototype Project: Current Practice Research
Thu, 01 Jul 2004 >Download PDF
In the fall of 2002, the Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the University at Albany conducted current practice research to identify and examine existing government to government (G2G) portal projects.

Bridging the Enterprise: Lessons from the New York State-Local Internet Gateway Prototype
Sat, 01 May 2004 >Download PDF
This project report details the Gateway Prototype project from conceptualization and development to findings and recommendations. The Prototype was developed to create a single point of contact among state and local governments to test and evaluate mechanisms for government-to-government (G2G) business relationships.

New York State-Local Internet Gateway Prototype Demonstration
Thu, 01 Apr 2004
This online demonstration shows the features and functions of the New York State-Local Internet Gateway Prototype. The Prototype was built to identify, demonstrate, and evaluate key factors associated with the design, development, and deployment of a single point of contact for G2G work among state and local governments in New York State.

Results

Lessons in Intergovernmental IT Governance

December 2004 > Download PDF

Interim Results

Ideal Characteristics, Benefits, and Barriers Associated with a State-Local Internet Gateway

Although the State-Local Internet Gateway Prototype Project is not a full system, the thinking is to work towards a vision of an ideal Gateway for G2G business relationships. Two exploratory discussion meetings were held in September and November 2002 with over 20 state and local representatives to discuss the ideal characteristics, benefits, and barriers associated with developing a perfect State-Local Internet Gateway for New York State. The following information was generated by this group (which has since been identified as the Advisory Committee):

Governance and Strategy

State-Local Internet Gateway Prototype Project Working Assumptions for the Project and Team

*This list is a work-in-progress and will be updated periodically by the Prototype Development Team.





Press Releases & News Stories
Press Releases

CTG's Internet Gateway Prototype Tests New Efficiency and Coordination of State and Local Government Information Systems
Thu, 20 May 2004

University at Albany Receives AT&T Foundation Grant To Fund Advanced System to Help Government Agencies Link Information
Mon, 06 Oct 2003

Center for Technology in Government Builds Partnership to Enhance Intergovernmental Info Systems
Tue, 22 Jul 2003

News Stories

CTG Study Models Organizational Behavior
dgOnline News
September 2003

State-Local Prototype Teams Test G2G Internet Gateway Concept
Open Forum, Volume 16, Numbers 7/8, pp 7-8
July/August 2003


Partners
Government Partners
Prototype Development Team

Corporate Partners

Academic Partners

Center for Technology in Government

Advisory Committee

Joe Aiello
Consultant, Digital Towpath - Niagara Mohawk

Gregory Benson, Jr.
Executive Director, NYS Forum for Information Resource Management

Thomas R. Bodden
Manager, Research & Information, Association of Towns of State of New York

Tim Bortree
Chief Information Officer,Monroe County

Carmella T. Carnevale
Technology Enterprise Accounts Manager, NYS Office for Technology

Sydney Cresswell
Director, Intergovernmental Solutions Program, University at Albany/SUNY

Dolores Dybas
Director, Information Systems, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

Patricia Favreau
Town Clerk, Town of Berne

Carole Francis
Statewide Applied Technology Advisor, NYS Office of the State Comptroller

Michele Hasso
Project Coordinator, NYS Office of the State Comptroller

Ed Hemminger
Chief Information Officer, Ontario County

Julie Holcomb
City Clerk, City of Ithaca

Geof Huth
Manager, Records Service Development, NYS Archives

Alan Kowlowitz
Public Technology Analyst, NYS Office for Technology

David Landsbergen
Chair - Doctoral Studies Committee, Ohio State University

Julie Leeper
Assistant Director of Strategic Policies, Acquisitions & E-Commerce, NYS Office for Technology

Robert Lilly
Director, Information Systems, Essex County

Carolyn May
Director, Community Development & Corporate Giving, Niagara Mohawk

Kim McKinney
Director of Information Technology, Broome County

Charlie Murphy
Assistant Secretary of State for Community Development, Department of State

Kathleen Newkirk
Town Clerk, Town of Bethlehem

Gene Pezdek
Director of Information Services, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Karen Prescott
AT&T

Thomas Ruller
Associate Programmer Analyst, State Education Department

Bruce Sauter
Chief Information Officer, NYS Office of Real Property Services

Laurie Savage
Assistant to the First Deputy Secretary of State, Department of State

Wendy Scheening
Manager, Information Systems, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

Gregory Smith
Chief Information Officer Division of Local Government, Services and Economic Development
NYS Office of the State Comptroller

John Woodward
County Clerk, Schenectady County

Participants

State Agencies


NYS Agriculture and Markets


NYS Office of Real Property Services


NYS Office of State Comptroller - Division of Local Government Services and Economic Development

Local Governments

CGI Information Systems & Management Consultants, Inc.

Keane, Inc.

Microsoft Corporation


Funding Sources
This project is funded by a portion of CTG's New York State budget allocation.

Original Scope of Work
The State-Local Internet Gateway Prototype Project seeks to create an Internet Gateway (or a single point of passage) to test and evaluate mechanisms for G2G business relationships among state and local government organizations in New York State.

The prototype will channel three separate G2G business processes from three state agencies through one common place. The project is designed to test whether such a gateway would provide state, county, and municipal governments with greater efficiency, higher quality data, and more consistent and coordinated services. Throughout the project, the Center will examine the policy, management, technology, and financial factors that influence the development of the prototype.

The project will be completed in two phases. Phase One will include the generation of a set of characteristics, benefits, and barriers to achieving an "ideal" State-Local Internet Gateway in New York State. In addition, CTG will lead an investigation into similar projects in New York State and elsewhere.

Finally, several state agencies and local governments will form a prototyping team to define the structure and content of the prototype.

More specifically, Phase One deliverables are as follows: In Phase Two, CTG will lead, in conjunction with corporate partners and the prototyping team, the development, testing, and evaluation of the prototype.

The following is the approximate time frame for each phase:


Related Web Sites

The Intergovernmental Solutions Program

http://www.albany.edu/igsp/
A partnership between the University at Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy and New York State to develop a professional learning community focused on intergovernmental effectiveness. Program goals are to capture and share knowledge about how successful intergovernmental work occurs.

Partnership for Intergovernmental Innovation (PI2)

http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentId=8739& contentType=GSA_OVERVIEW
This intergovernmental innovation group of federal, state, and county government officials was formed in 1999 to provide intergovernmental innovators a resource to overcome barriers in process, policy, and regulation, and to serve as a platform for discussion and collective action.

Office of Intergovernmental Solutions

http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentId=12662& contentType=GSA_BASIC
The Office of Intergovernmental Solutions is part of the US General Services Administration. It aims to build a community of intergovernmental managers to identify, analyze, and help solve major issues affecting electronic governments in the 21st century. This Web site is a place where government officials can go to learn about practices in other governments to find sources of information and experts in related initiatives.

Contact Information
Center for Technology in Government
University at Albany, SUNY
187 Wolf Road, Suite 301
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 442-3892 (phone)
(518) 442-3886 (fax)
Meghan E. Cook
Project Manager
(518) 442-3892