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University at Albany
Department: Center for Technology in Government
Intergovernmental relations and county and municipal government information management; Information sharing and integration; facilitation and cross-boundary collaborative work
Campus phone: (518) 442-4443
Campus email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As program manager, Cook works with teams from government, corporate, and academic organizations to address information management issues through collaboration. In her role, she is responsible for overall planning and management of major Center projects. This involves developing and overseeing the execution of projects including problem definition, action plans, research designs, reporting, budgeting, publications, and presentations.
Cook began working at CTG in 1997 and since that time has worked in many areas of government information management including investigating intergovernmental relations, specifically among New York state and local governments. She has made major contributions in the areas of mobile government, intergovernmental information sharing management, strategic planning, and IT business case planning. In addition, Cook's efforts have been keenly focused on understanding how organizational capabilities, information policies, management practices, and technology choices work in concert to shape government operations and services.
Prior to joining CTG in 1997, she was the education manager for a multi-state trade association for several years. She began her career in the area of government information management as a research associate at the NYS Forum in 1994.