WebNews                                           September 16, 2014 |  Vol 17, Issue 9

StateTech Magazine


October 27-30, 2014

CTG is a Partner Organization for ICEGOV2014. Theresa Pardo is a member of the Advisory Committee, and Sharon Dawes, Natalie Helbig, and Meghan Cook are members of the Program Committee. Sharon is also Chair of the Innovation Track.

Meghan Cook, along with William Travis (retired NYS Human Services Cluster CIO), will also be presenting cases drawn from CTG's work with New York State, in a session focused on how academic and government partnerships are innovative, cutting edge, and mutually beneficial.



While much is being said and written about big data and data science, much less attention has been given to the skills required of the current and next generation of public managers, policy analysts, and informed citizens who are expected to use new data resources and tools effectively.


To begin to address this gap, on May 9, 2014, the CTG hosted a one-day National Science Foundation (NSF) workshop to explore the integration of data-intensive analytical skills in public affairs education. The event represented the convergence of two streams of activity in the United States and Europe on the topics of policy informatics and policy modeling developed over the past several years. This report highlights the opportunities, challenges, and next steps that emerged from the day.


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CTG recently hosted the first stakeholder meeting that brought together industry, subject matter experts, researchers, university administration, and government practitioners to discuss the vision for a SUNY-wide clinical data resource. The meeting, funded through a planning grant award from the SUNY Network of Excellence, is the first of four to be held over the next year.         
The SUNY system has a particularly valuable set of data that SUNY faculty and providers use to deliver care to a large number of patients throughout New York State.

The meeting at CTG focused on envisioning an ideal repository, the technical, social, and political challenges in creating a repository, and the resources needed. Participants also identified additional stakeholders that need to be involved in the process of creating a roadmap.


2015 & 2016 dg.o Conference Sites Announced

Digital Government Society Announces host sites for dg.o2015 and and dg.o2016


dg.o 2015 will take place at Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA on May 27-30, 2015. The School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University will serve as the local hosts of dg.o 2015 under the leadership of Dr. Karen Mossberger, Professor and Director of the School of Public Affairs. 


dg.o 2016 will take place at Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China. The Lab for Digital and Mobile Governance (DMG) and the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University will serve as local hosts of dg.o 2016 under the leadership of DGS Board Member, Dr. Lei Zheng, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, and Director of the Lab for Digital and Mobile Governance.


More about DGS>>  

Fellowship Opportunity

The Fellowship on Women & Public Policy is a unique opportunity at the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany.

The Fellowship invites qualified graduate students and professionals who have completed at least 12 credits of graduate coursework and possess a minimum of three years of internship/work experience to apply. The Fellowship is an interdisciplinary program that invites applications from all fields of study. Fellows are selected on a competitive basis, and must be in good academic standing at their college or university. The Fellowship is primarily for graduate students, but they also consider mid-level professionals who demonstrate commitment to the vision of the Fellowship.


This six month program runs from the beginning of January through the end of June each year. DEADLINE: September 30, 2014.