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Information Technology Policy and Management

Students who focus on Information Technology Policy and Management take courses offered by faculty affiliated with the Center for Technology in Government and the university’s Information Science program in order to prepare for positions developing information management strategies and managing information technology projects within governments, international organizations and NGOs or working in government agencies and international organizations that regulate information technologies and promote cyber security in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Studying will increase students' understanding of:

  • How governments and NGOs use information technologies to conduct their business and engage in world affairs.
  • Implementation of management information systems by UN member states as well as by the UN and other international organizations.
  • Role of social media in democracy movements.
  • Use of social media by states to engage not only their own citizens but other states and their citizens.
  • Information technologies for international development.
  • Information technologies for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
  • Global governance of the internet and the rise of internet censorship.
  • Dynamics of cyber crime and cyber warfare.
  • National cyber security policies and international cyber security agreements and initiatives.

Study Under Distinguished Faculty Experts

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J. Ramon Gil-Garcia Mila Gasco Rey Koslowski
Luis Luna-Reyes Brian Nussbaum Meredith Weiss  
Luis Luna-Reyes Brian Nussbaum Theresa A. Pardo  

Elective Courses that Fulfill Concentration Requirements

  • RINT 531 Government Information Strategy and Management: Comparative and International Perspectives
  • RPAD 545 Principles and Practices of Cyber Security
  • RPAD 549 Cyber Security: Long Term Planning and Risk Management
  • RPAD 550 Foundations of Government Information Strategy and Management
  • RPAD 569 Cyber Threats and Intelligence
  • RPAD 623 Management Information Systems
  • RPAD 630 Topics in Information Management for Nonprofits
  • RPAD 650 Enabling Innovation in the Public Sector
  • RPAD 652 Seminar on Government Information Strategy and Management
  • RPAD 655 Information and Public Policy
  • RPAD 672 Information Technology and Change Management in the Public Sector
  • RPOS 577 IT, Globalization and Global Governance
  • RPOS 585 IT and Homeland Security
  • IIST 533 Information Storage and Retrieval
  • IIST 547 Electronic Records Management
  • IINF 501 Case Studies in Digital Citizenship
  • IINF 503 Advanced Networking and Security
  • IINF 507 Modern Issues in Databases
  • IINF 523 Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • IINF 553 Information Security and Privacy
  • IINF 554 Human Aspects of Cyber-security
  • IINF 555 Prevention and Protection Strategies in Cyber-security
  • IINF 562 Current Technologies in Web Design
  • IINF 659 Technology and Contemporary Organizational Life

Affiliated Research Centers

The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) works with government to develop information strategies that foster innovation and enhance the quality and coordination of public services. The Center carries out this mission through applied research and partnership projects that address the policy, management, and technology dimensions of information use in the public sector. The results contribute to a growing knowledge base designed to support the work of both government professionals and academic researchers. Visit www.ctg.albany.edu for more information.