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Public CIO contributing writer Theresa Pardo was recently named director of the Center for Technology in Government, a research center for technological innovation in government based at the University at Albany-SUNY.

Pardo, an alumna of the University at Albany, was previously the center's deputy director, and is a research associate professor at the university's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. She also is an affiliate faculty member of the College of Computing and Information.

According to a press release, "Pardo has worked with a variety of government, corporate and university partners to conduct applied research projects on the policy, management and technology issues surrounding information use in the public sector." She has written more than 90 articles, research reports, book chapters and case studies focusing on IT innovation in the public sector, according to the Center for Technology in Government. Her work is funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Justice, Library of Congress, and National Archives and Records Administration, among others.

"Theresa has been a vital part of the center's past success since she joined over a decade ago, so it is great news that she can now continue and expand that role as director," said Anthony Cresswell, former interim director and current deputy director, in a press release.

Pardo is an elected board member of the Digital Government Society of North America, and also is an adviser to several organizations that work on digital government overseas.

[Photo: Theresa Pardo, director of the Center for Technology in Government. Courtesy of the Center for Technology in Government.]