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Advancing Digital Government: The Research-Practice-Knowledge Connection by Sharon S. Dawes in Gestión y Política Pública, CIDE
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CTG Launches Online Forum to Gather Feedback on the Role Of Public Libraries in Supporting Open Government
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Albany center has been leader in bridging tech, gov't for two decades in FedScoop | March 17, 2014
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A roadmap toward a SUNY-wide clinical integrated data repository

CTG 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. This first meeting focused on envisioning an ideal repository, the technical, social, and political challenges in creating a repository, and the resources needed.
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Exploring the Integration of Data-intensive Analytical Skills in Public Affairs Education

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, CTG hosted a one-day National Science Foundation (NSF) workshop to explore the integration of data-intensive analytical skills in public affairs education. This report highlights the opportunities, challenges, and next steps that emerged from the day.

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Empowering Youth Voices: Engaging Youth in Foster Care through the NYTD Peer Caller Program

As part of the implementation of New York’s National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD), CTG created an innovative Peer Caller Program to establish a direct connection between NYTD youth and their peers. The Peer Caller Program trains participating UAlbany students and OCFS student assistants in how to help keep foster care youth engaged in the NYTD program through consistent outreach and relationship building. More>>

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Availability of Open Health Data Key to Positive Health Outcomes Nationally

In a June 24th Viewpoint article for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Erika Martin, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of Health Policy Studies at the Rockefeller Institute of Government of SUNY and assistant professor at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at UAlbany; Natalie Helbig, Ph.D., M.P.A., assistant research director for CTG; and Nirav Shah, M.D., M.P.H., former commissioner of Health for New York State and now the senior vice president and chief operating officer at Kaiser Permanente, have called for expansion of access to governmental health data.

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CTG’s two-day XML training curriculums, Using XML for Web Site Management and Using XML Databases and XQuery, are under a licensure agreement with MicroKnowledge, Inc. for delivery to government practioners and public benefit.

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