2013-2014 Annual Solutions Awards Competition Now Accepting Entries
PTI Staff Contact: Dale Bowen, Deputy Executive Director for Program Development, 202-626-2456.
PTI’s nationally recognized annual Solutions Awards Competition recognizes PTI member local governments that demonstrate how they use technology to solve specific problems, improve community services and internal operations and reduce costs.
Read more #183 12-17-2013
Webinar: Learn Why It is Important to be CGCIO Certified!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
To help public sector technology professionals maintain the skills necessary to address the many responsibilities that comes with being a technology leader, PTI is offering the 2014-2015 Class of PTI’s Certified Government Chief Information Officers (CGCIO™) Program.
During this webinar, attendees will learn the benefits of registering for the 2014-2015 Class. The CGCIO™ Certification Program is a 12-month course that lays the foundation for assessing and addressing some of the most critical issues facing IT leadership in the public sector.
Read more #191 02-24-2014
PTI Executive Director Alan Shark Testifies Before Congress
Leveraging Technology to Prevent Fraud in the Social Security Administration Focus of Testimony before Congressional Committee
Alexandria, VA, February 26, 2014—Speaking before the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Social Security, Dr. Alan Shark, Executive Director of the Public Technology Institute laid-out a six-step process that can assist the Social Security Administration in preventing and detecting conspiracy fraud in the disability insurance program.
Read more #192 02-27-2014
Webinar: Change Management: What it Means for Local Government
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
The primary objective of change management initiatives is to gain enterprise wide buy-in and acceptance of the "to be" future state. In the case of deploying new technologies such as ERP and CRM, or reporting to a new executive or department head, this typically involves major cultural shifts across multiple organizations; weighted down by politics, tradition, habit, and outdated policies. Successful change initiatives have overcome these obstacles by assessing the organization’s readiness to change, understanding the reasons for resistance to change and addressing each individually.
Read more #190 02-14-2014
Webinar: Public Safety Technology Priorities: 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
During the month of February PTI’s Public Safety Technology Council conducted a survey asking public safety officials (emergency responders, EMS, police, fire) about their public safety technology priorities for 2014. This webinar will review the technology issues that keep public safety officials up at night.
In addition, PTIs Executive Director, Alan Shark, will present the "Latest and Greatest in Public Safety Technology Apps."
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Webinar: Top 6 Things to Consider When Considering a MicroGrid
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Local governments are looking at MicroGrids as a compelling solution for energy assurance. Before you spend a lot of time and money determining whether a MicroGrid solution fits your mission, there are some fundamental questions that should be asked.
Read more #188 02-06-2014
Facebook for Government Q&A with Adam Conner (Facebook) & Kristy Dalton (Government Social Media)
This webinar was presented Thursday, February 13, 2014
This Facebook for Government webinar featured Adam Conner, Public Policy Manager, at Facebook and Kristy Dalton, CEO of Government Social Media.
Read more #189 02-10-2014
Webinar: RAVEN911 Mobile Mapping System: Improving the Effectiveness of Emergency Response
PTI Presented this Webinar Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The City of Cincinnati in partnership with Hamilton County, Ohio and the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) has developed the RAVEN911 Mapping System (Mobile).
During this webinar, attendees got the opportunity to experience how RAVEN911 enables emergency personnel; firefighters, emergency medical services, law enforcement, hazardous materials response teams, bomb squads, local emergency management, 911 communications, hospital and health department personnel, to interact with an Internet based mapping tool in austere (emergency) environments.
Read more #185 01-08-2014
Webinar: Data Analytics and Dashboard Technology Help Police Cut Crime
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 2:00 pm ET to 3:00 pm ET
Imagine a society where police officers regularly stay ahead of crime and stop criminal activity before it happens. Sound too good to be true? Think again. The City of Ann Arbor police are working to keep crime down throughout the region thanks to the use of advanced crime analytics software.
Agencies are using Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) to deploy resources more efficiently to stop criminal activity. Web-based dashboards and advanced reporting tools integrate crime and traffic crash data to improve operational efficiency.
Read more #186 01-28-2014
Certified Government Chief Information Officers (CGCIO™) Program Now Accepting Applications
Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 – 2015 Certified CIO Program beginning June 18th. The program is limited to 20 students!
Public Technology Institute (PTI) and Rutgers University School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) offer the Certified Government Chief Information Officers (CGCIO™) Program.
The CGCIO™ Certification Program is a 12-month course that lays the foundation for assessing and addressing some of the most critical issues facing IT leadership in the public sector.
Read more #7 05-24-2013
City and County Technology Ins and Outs for 2014
December 18, 2013 – Public Technology Institute (PTI) has identified its lists of technology "ins and outs," the solutions and practices that will impact local government in 2014.
The list is based on interviews that PTI has conducted with local government IT executives as well as representatives of the technology vendor community who work with city and county governments.
Read more #56 12-18-2013
Webinar: Technology Forecast 2014: What State and Local Government Technology Officials Can Expect
PTI Presented this Webinar Thursday, January 23, 2014
For this popular annual event, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and the Public Technology Institute came together to provide a picture of what the technology priorities, issues and trends for state and local governments will be in 2014.
State of the States 2014: Presented by Doug Robinson, NASCIO Executive Director
What’s In and What’s Out for Cities and Counties: Presented by Alan Shark, PTI Executive Director
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Presenting the 2013-2015 Citizen Engaged Communities
Public Technology Institute (PTI) is pleased to announce the city and county governments designated as Citizen-Engaged Communities for 2013–2015.
PTI created this annual designation program to recognize excellence in multi-channel contact centers and best practices for the use of Citizen Relationship/Records Management (CRM) systems, 311 services, web portal technology, telephony systems and mobile communications infrastructure.
Read more #166 09-25-2013
PTI Announces the 2013 Class of PTI Fellows
The PTI Fellows recognizes outstanding individuals who have committed their careers to service, leadership and the advancement of technology in city and county government.
Read more #176 11-04-2013
Performance Management Tool to Help Local Governments Measure Service Delivery, Improve Cost Savings
Alexandria, VA, October 30, 2013 – The Public Technology Institute (PTI) today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Performance Navigation Inc. to offer PUBLICPerformance, a cloud–based performance software tool, to help city and county governments serve their communities more efficiently and effectively.
Read more #175 10-30-2013
Philadelphia Named a PTI Innovation Lab
Alexandria, VA, July 30, 2013 – Public Technology Institute has named the City of Philadelphia a Recognized Innovation Lab for its implementation of Innovation Management in its Office of Innovation & Technology.
To formalize the role of public technology within the Office of Innovation & Technology, the City developed a portfolio of initiatives governed by a recently formed group: the Innovation Management team.
Read more #155 07-29-2013
U.S. Department of Energy State & Local Technical Assistance Program Alerts
The Technical Assistance Program (TAP) provides state, local, and tribal officials with resources to advance successful, high-impact, and long-lasting clean energy policies, programs, and projects.
Read more #164 09-09-2013
Upcoming Webinars from EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program for Commercial Buildings
Register to learn about a wide range of topics including energy competitions, benchmarking water use, leveraging the ENERGY STAR brand in communications, and using the new Portfolio Manager tool.
See the full list of upcoming trainings at esbuildings.webex.com or register directly from the links in this article.
Read more #168 10-03-2013
2012-2013 Technology Solutions Awards
An independent panel of judges has identified the winners of PTI's 2012–2013 Technology Solutions Awards.
Awards were presented at the 2013 CIO Summit EAST in Alexandria, VA. Thank You to all entrants!
Read on for a list of winners and other recipients of recognition.
PTI Members: Login to see abstracts of all entries. Full texts of entries are available upon request.
Read more #71 05-08-2013
PTI CIO Summit EAST 2013: Presentations
| ||Consumerization of IT & Mobile Device Management|
Brad Hartig, CIO, City of Scottsdale AZ
| ||State of the States: IT Priorities, Trends and Issues|
Doug Robinson, Executive Director
National Association of State Chief Information Officers
| ||Networked, Data-Driven Governance|
Stephen Goldsmith, Harvard Kennedy School
Members: Read more #138 06-28-2013