What Is Justan Up To?

Creating Opportunity - Advocating for Community - Innovating Oversight and Compliance

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Defining and Expanding "Opportunity for All"

We hear a lot about equality, equity, and a fair chance. But what does that mean?

Advocating for Responsible Data Management

“I want to be a bridge-builder between people who work solely with data and people who focus on its protection," Justan said. "By understanding the legal aspects of the data we are responsible for, we can better serve the citizens of New York.” 

Investigating Stewardship

Follow Justan's recent journey to where government could be working smart,

but instead works hard and fails to deliver.


What Does Innovative Government Look Like?

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Past Community Conversations

April 15, 2021

Rensselaer County residents were invited to explore what cybersecurity entails, how to spot a possible incident/intrusion/attack (as well as figure out the differences), and were provided with some best practices for individuals, businesses, and elected officials to follow.

May 13, 2021

This session provided an overview of what Data Privacy is, how it impacts individuals, businesses, and local government, and some best practices to follow for everyone in Rensselaer County.

June 10, 2021

What does a County Clerk do? We discussed the basic duties, historical context, and possibilities for the next Rensselaer County Clerk to consider.

Open Data & You (Two Parts)

July 15, 2021

This session explored what Open Data entails, how it can be and is used by businesses, researchers, and local government, as well as how it can improve transparency and oversight.

Open Data In a Nutshell

Part 1: What Is Open Data?

Part 2: Live Demo for NYS Open Data

A Strategic Plan for All

August 19, 2021