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WebNews                                                  August 8, 2013 |  Vol 16, Issue 6
In the News

Times Union
August 6, 2013

Schenectady Gazette
August 6, 2013

News in Photos
OSC workshop
CTG is working with the NYS Office Of Comptroller to help in the development of an agency-wide Open Data Portfolio

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On the Calendar
Pardo, Dawes, & Helbig to Participate at ICEGOV2013
7th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance
October 22-25, 2013
Seoul, Republic of Korea

Call for Papers

Information Technology and Management | Special Issue

Information Systems to Support Sustainable Consumption and Sustainable Supply
Due August 30, 2013>>

Records Management Journal | Special Issue 
Big data, open data,open source: Information and records management opportunities and challenges
Guest Editor: Anne Thurston, International Director, IRMT (Information & Records Management Trust)



UAlbany Senior Selected for Research Fellowship through Microsoft and CTG

Microsoft Fellow
UAlbany senior Katie De Palma has been selected as UAlbany's first Microsoft Undergraduate Research Fellow, an initiative cosponsored through CTG.

De Palma, a political science major at the University's Rockefeller College of Public Administration and Policy, will conduct research at CTG on the use of technology by government to better engage with business and citizens. She will be mentored by CTG Director and UAlbany Research Associate Professor of public administration and policy and informatics Theresa Pardo. 
Capital Region Cities Partner with CTG on Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Meeting  

The City of Schenectady is partnering with CTG to lay the groundwork to develop a shared regional code enforcement repository to benefit cities and municipalities in the Capital Region, as well as serve as a model for other regions in the state.  


Along with the neighboring city of Amsterdam, they are filing joint applications with the NYS Department of State's Local Government Efficiency Program to fund the initiative. Theresa Pardo, director of CTG presented the details of the grant application to the Schenectady City Council on Monday, August 5, 2013. The grant will focus on building management, policy, and technology capabilities, creating the platform, and developing the necessary data analytic capability.  

Dr. Anthony Cresswell Retires after 20 Years at CTG

Anthony Cresswell  

It is with a mixture of warm wishes and sadness that CTG announces the retirement of Dr. Anthony Cresswell, who from 1994 to 2013 played a major role in the success of CTG as it grew into a globally recognized leader in digital government research and practice. Dr. Cresswell semi-retired at the end of 2011, but continued to work at CTG as a Senior Fellow until this past month.    


"For over 20 years Tony's keen insight into practice problems and his commitment to systematic examination of those problems contributed greatly to CTG's research and knowledge transfer activities, as well as to the success of CTG itself as an organization." said Theresa Pardo, director of CTG. "Governments throughout the world will continue to benefit from his work for a long time to come."