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CTG Director Appointed to Key NSF Oversight Committee

Center for Technology in Government Director Theresa Pardo. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 17, 2016) — Theresa Pardo, director of the Center for Technology in Government (CTG), has been appointed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to a three-year term on the committee responsible for the oversight, integrity, development, and enhancement of NSF business operations.

Pardo, who is also a research professor in UAlbany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, joins the Business and Operations Advisory Committee of the NSF, the federal agency which for more than 60 years has worked to promote scientific progress, advance national health, prosperity and welfare, and secure national defense.

CTG has worked closely with NSF for more than 15 years and completed several NSF-funded projects, including one in which it partnered with the U.S. Library of Congress to develop strategies for states to digitally preserve government information.

Pardo joins the committee to work among esteemed higher education colleagues from the University of Washington, University of California and Georgetown University, as well as from government and private partners such as the United States Capitol Police, IBM Center for the Business of Government, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

With an annual budget of $7.5 billion, NSF is the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities, including many projects at UAlbany. The Business and Operations Advisory Committee is integral to major NSF initiatives in many areas, including electronic government, financial management, and performance measurement.

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