WebNews                                               February 19, 2014 |  Vol 17, Issue 2
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On the Calendar
Helbig Presenting Paper on Open Data at 75th American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference
March 14-18, 2014
Washington, DC

Pardo Presenting on Smart Cities at 75th American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference
March 14-18, 2014 

Closs to Present Paper on Ethical Social Media Use at 2014 NYS National Association of Social Workers "Power of Social Work" Conference
March 21, 2014
Albany, NY

15th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o2014)
June 18-21, 2014 
Aguascalientes City, Mexico

Submission deadlines:
  • Doctoral colloquium: March 15, 2014
  • Posters and demos: March 30, 2014 





Call for Chapters 


BOOK: Information, Models, and Sustainability: Policy Informatics in the Age of Big Data and Open Government

  • Full chapter submission: March 31st, 2014




Announcing the Open Health Data, Open Opportunities Workshop Web Page

View video, presentations, and resources

In November 2013, the Center for Technology in Government co-organized the Open Health Data, Open Opportunities Workshop with the Rockefeller Institute for Government (RIG). The New York State Health Foundation supported the workshop with a grant to RIG.  


The workshop introduced health researchers from across the state to newly available open health data on the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Open Health New York portal. Researchers, clinicians, database managers, and directors from eight New York university campuses and private industry joined policymakers and practitioners. Participants represented a variety of disciplines, including medicine, computer science, informatics, public health, public affairs, economics, and criminal justice.


The web page makes available all the handouts, presentations, and videos of the talks and panel discussions. Invited speakers included: Courtney Burke; Dr. Guthrie (Gus) Birkhead; Ms. Tania Allard; Dr. James Knickman; Dr. Thomas Gais; Dr. Theresa Pardo; and Dr. Hao Wang. 

Go to website>>



CTG is excited to welcome nine University at Albany Graduate Assistants and Interns from an array of backgrounds and disciplines for the spring semester. The students come to CTG through various UAlbany academic programs, but all have in common an interest in the intersection of policy, management, and technology in government. 
Our graduate assistant and internship programs engage UAlbany students in CTG's portfolio of innovative and cutting edge applied research and practice projects. Students are provided a unique educational and work experience as they build strong foundations for their careers in research and practice.

More about our students>>


Pardo and Dawes Appointed International Advisors of the eGov Chapter of the China Information Association


Theresa Pardo and Sharon Dawes recently accepted invitations to join the newly formed Advisory Committee of the E-Gov Chapter of the China Information Association. 

The China Information Association is a national organization formed by government practitioners, researchers and industries focusing on Information-related business in China. The organization is funded by and works closely with central government agencies in China. The role of the advisory committee will include consulting, advising, research and exchange.




Gil-Garcia and Helbig Appointed Affiliated Faculty at UAlbany's College of Computing and Information


CTG congratulates J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Research Director, and Natalie Helbig, Senior Researcher for their recent appointments as Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Informatics, College of Computing and Information (CCI), UAlbany.

CTG has a long history of partnership with CCI, participating in the design and management of the information science doctoral program and serving as advisors to numerous doctoral students. Theresa Pardo and Sharon Dawes also hold Affiliated Faculty positions and have taught courses that focus on information policy, theory, and strategic decision-making.


Public Administration & Policy (GISM) - Open Rank Professor
The Department of Public Administration & Policy in the University at Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy seeks to hire an established or emerging (tenure-track) scholar to join their nationally-ranked and expanding program in Government Information Strategy and Management (GISM). This scholar will have a research home at CTG.

Information, Government and Democratic Society - Faculty
The Informatics Department of the College of Computing and Information, University at Albany seeks candidates for an open rank, tenure-track faculty position with a focus on role, use, influence, and consequences of information and information communication technologies (ICTs) in government and democratic society beginning fall 2014. This scholar will also be part of the CTG research team.

Director, Enterprise Infrastructure Services
The Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Services (EIS) reports directly to the CIO and is responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing management of the University at Albany's IT infrastructure services. The scope of responsibility includes enterprise-level computing, server and storage services; telecommunication (voice and data) services, Data Center services, and related activities.