March 17, 2009 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm EST
The NGA Center presented a webcast for governors' policy advisors on the use of forensic DNA in solving high-volume crime. This webcast, made possible through a partnership with the US Department of Justice National Institute of Justice (NIJ), highlighted the results from a study examining the effectiveness of collecting DNA in high-volume crimes such as burglary and auto theft. In this study, biological evidence was collected from more than 500 crime scenes in each of five sites between November 2005 and July 2007.
February 24, 2009 | Washington, DC
The State Alliance for e-Health (The Alliance) met for its semi-annual conference. Key topics included implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and continued efforts to ensure the privacy of health information. The Alliance also unveiled a report prepared for them by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Health Policy and Research titled Public Governance Models for a Sustainable Health Information Exchange Industry.
December 15-16, 2008 | Kansas City, Missouri
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices hosted a policy forum on Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Kansas City, Missouri at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Conference Center on December 15-16, 2008.
Orlando, FL | December 3-4, 2008
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), hosted the Statewide Interoperability Coordinators Meeting in Orlando, Florida, from December 3-4 2008.
Washington, D.C. | November 21, 2008
The Workshop focused on policy development and practical considerations related to PPPs for transportation. The Workshop was designed to be informal and discussion-oriented. Twelve states applied to participate and sent state teams. State team members included senior gubernatorial advisors, state department of transportation officials, and budget and finance officials. Several other states were represented through their governor’s Washington, D.C. office staff.
The NGA Center, in partnership with the Alliance for Public Technology (APT), presented a Webcast addressing state efforts to expand broadband access.
This Webcast provided an overview of state initiatives and asked individual states to outline their approaches to expanding broadband access.
December 2-3, 2008 | Chicago, Illinois
NGA Center in partnership with Mass Insight Education & Research Institute with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
October 2, 2008 | Orlando, FL
The NGA Center convened a meeting of the Federal Facilities Working Group to provide an overview of EPA initiatives related to munitions, collaborative efforts, and the EPA perspective on the Military Munitions Response Program; a discussion on new initiatives and information from states; an overview of the cleanup and UXO issues at this Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS); and an update from the Army Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (OSEH) office on a variety of cleanup issues that affect states, including Munitions, DSMOA, FUDS and National Guard sites.
September 25-26, 2008 | Arlington, VA
September 8-9, 2008 | Arlington, Va
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices recently hosted an Executive Policy Forum on Cyber and Electronic Crime with support from the National Institute of Justice.
August 18-21, 2008 | Albuquerque, New Mexico
August 4-6 | Seattle, Washington
The goal of the NGA Center Policy Academy on Safely Reducing the Number of Children in Foster Care is for participating states to develop a two-year strategic plan to safely reduce the number of children in foster care. The six states selected to participate in the Academy are Arkansas, Florida, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.
August 6, 2008 | Washington, DC
June 19-20, 2008 | Washington, DC
In conjunction with the National Conference of State Legislatures, NGA recently held an audio conference on developing communications strategies to address poverty.
June 24-25, 2008 | Washington, D.C.
The NGA Center convened states for a multi-day summit on innovative transportation funding and financing.
June 19-20, 2008 | Denver, Colorado
June 12-13, 2008 | Washington, DC
MAY 28-29, 2008 | Arlington, VA
The NGA Center hosted the State Summit on Foreclosures and Housing Solutions to offer state policymakers the opportunity to hear from national experts on actions states could take to mitigate the rising number of foreclosures, prevent future foreclosures, and sustain neighborhoods in a weakening economy.
January 17 – 18, 2008 | New Orleans, LA
State teams met for the final meeting of the 2007-08 National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Policy Academy to share best practices and lessons learned during the development of their information exchanges using NIEM. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, the NIEM Policy Academy allowed state teams to implement pilot projects that benefit public safety through the improved sharing of information.
May 21-23, 2008 │Yulee, FL
The NGA Center hosted the 2008 Executive Policy Retreat on Sentencing and Corrections with support from the Pew Charitable Trusts. During the retreat, 14 teams of senior-level state policymakers were educated on emerging research and promising practices to better manage corrections populations and reduce expenditures while continuing to promote public safety.