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2008 Annual Report

Disseminating Knowledge

Disseminating Knowledge

Through our participation in local, national, and international academic and professional conferences, CTG takes an active role in the community of researchers and managers engaged in building and sharing knowledge about information technology (IT) innovation in government. Staff are also involved in workshops, panels, and advisory boards at all levels of government to explore and advise on key issues related to digital government.


9th International Digital Government Research Conference, Montréal, Québec
CTG continues to have a significant presence at dg.o both through program submissions and membership in the Society’s leadership. This year, CTG staff presented their project results at the conference in three papers, four posters, and during two panel discussions. Both Theresa Pardo, deputy director, and Sharon Dawes, senior fellow, sit on the Digital Government Society’s Board. Theresa also served as the sponsorship chair for the 2008 conference.

41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Big Island, Hawaii
The annual HICSS conference is a unique and respected forum in computer and information systems and technology for the exchange of ideas among research and development communities around the world. It is one of the oldest and most influential conferences in the field of system sciences. CTG has played a key leadership role in establishing both the size and stature of the Electronic Government track. This year, CTG staff co-chaired three of the e-Government mini-tracks, helped to facilitate a day-long symposium on a Global Electronic Government Research and Practice Community, and presented two papers.

2008 International Conference on the Theory and Practice of E-governance (ICEGOV), Cairo
For ICEGOV 2008, CTG co-organized a tutorial and workshop with the China National School of Administration on the topic of designing information access programs for government. The workshop, Access to Government Information, was based on CTG’s project, Opening Gateways to the Past, Present, and Future.

Digital Preservation, Beijing
G. Brian Burke, senior program associate, traveled with a delegation of U.S. researchers to share strategies for managing and preserving electronic information sponsored through a NSF grant to the University of Michigan under the Special Collaborative Project in Digital Government Research agreement between NSF and the Chinese Natural Science Foundation.

Comparative eGovernment Research, Torino, Italy
Sharon Dawes participated in a workshop at the annual DEXA eGov conference devoted to concepts and methods for conducting comparative research. Her presentation was based on the results of CTG’s Canadian-U.S.-European partnership project, New Models of Collaboration for Delivering Services.

China e-Government Forum, Beijing
The annual e-Government Forum in China brings together government leaders from both central and provincial governments to discuss developments and future directions for IT-enabled government. Sharon Dawes gave a keynote talk on the evolution of e-government in the U.S.

International Council for Information Technology in Government Administration (ICA), Seoul
ICA is an international forum to support senior executives in 26 democracies around the world in the formulation of IT policy to improve government administration. Sharon Dawes was a member of the U.S. delegation and facilitated a workshop on the role of the government CIO.


The following are a select list of events where CTG staff participated as speakers or presented research papers and project findings in 2008:

A Focus on the Enterprise: Driving Efficiency and Innovation
NASCIO 2008 Annual Conference
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

NYS Local Government IT Directors Association
Spring and Fall Conferences
Saratoga Springs and Syracuse, New York

ROI for Your IT Security Investments
NYS Forum’s Security Committee Seminar
Albany, New York

Protecting New York from Terrorism and Disaster: Taking Stock, Setting Directions, Looking forward
Protect New York Conference
New York City, New York

The Web as a Productivity Tool
New York State Webmasters’ Guild
Albany, New York
China Workshop
Deputy director Theresa Pardo was one of 17 U.S. and 15 Chinese researchers and government practitioners to present at First U.S.-China Infectious Disease Informatics and Biosurveillance Workshop in Beijing.

LOG-IN Africa
Local Governance and ICTs Research Network for Africa
Cairo, Egypt

First US-China Infectious Disease Informatics and Biosurveillance Workshop (IBD 2008)
China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the University of Arizona
Beijing, China

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