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State of City and County IT 2017: Issues and Trends (Ins and Outs)

State of City and County IT 2017: Issues and Trends (Ins and Outs)
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2017 Comparison of PTI's and NASCIO's Top 10

2017 Comparison of PTI's and NASCIO's Top 10:IT Strategies, Management Processes and SolutionsTechnologies, Applications and Tools
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Cyber and Network Security Quick Poll Results

As part of PTI's efforts to engage and educate the public and private sectors and raise awareness of cyber security, this month PTI conducted a Quick Poll of local government IT officials regarding...


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PTI's Local Government Quick Poll Results

PTI conducted a Quick Poll of local government IT officials to get a better understanding of the willingness of public sector entities to adopt a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution which uses...


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2016 ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition

This year's Battle of the Buildings is a chance for organizations across the country to transform their buildings into lean, green, energy-saving machines in just 90 days—with the ENERGY STAR®...

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Less than Two Weeks Until the GCTC Expo

The 2016 GCTC Expo at the Austin Convention Center is shaping up to be a fantastic event. We have over 1,300 people registered for the GCTC Expo and the co-located US Ignite Application Summit and...

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CALL FOR AUTHORS!

Drawing upon the success of PTI's book The Digital Revolution in Higher Education we are looking for some great written contributions to our newest book The Digital Journey in K-12 – Overcoming...
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Global City Teams Challenge

PTI Staff Contact: Ronda Mosley, Deputy Executive Director for Research and Government Services, 937-667-4142.The Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) is a collaborative platform enabling local...

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What is ENERGY STAR?

What is ENERGY STAR?ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.



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2016 PTI GIS Vision Award

The Public Technology Institute (PTI) Board of Directors recognizes Kevin Bell who has received the 2016 PTI GIS Vision Award. This prestigious annual award is presented to outstanding individuals...

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2016 Technology Solutions Awards Winners Announced

An independent panel of judges has identified the recipients of PTI's 2016 Technology Solutions Awards. This year the competition featured a wide array of interesting and innovative entries and PTI...





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Cyber Security Quick Poll Results

The lack of financial resources ranks as the number one concern or frustration for local government officials when it comes to developing an enterprise-wide cyber security plan. This was followed...


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Creating the Position of Chief Data Officer

PTI recently polled our members asking if they had already created or were considering creating the position of Chief Data Officer. Most job descriptions for this position states that a Chief Data...





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2015 Technology Solutions Awards Winners Announced

An independent panel of judges has identified the recipients of PTI's 2015 Technology Solutions Awards. This year the competition featured a wide array of interesting and innovative entries and PTI...






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Rutgers SPAA Certificate in Appreciative Inquiry

The Certificate in Appreciative Inquiry from Rutgers SPAA provides students with the tools to lead positive organizational change and transformative community engagement.The Center for Applied...


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The role of the city CIO: a view from the US

PTI Staff Contact: Alan Shark, Executive Director, 202-626-2445.While CIOs are actively involved in technological issues, when it comes to the smart city movement, let me say that this is a...



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EPA Releases EnviroAtlas Ecosystem Mapping Tool

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released EnviroAtlas, a web-based interactive tool that integrates over 300 separate data layers, helps decision makers understand the implications of...


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New Book Helps Local Governments be Smarter!

Alexandria, VA, April 22, 2014—According to the United Nations, by the year 2100 more than 80% of the world’s population will be living in cities. To help local officials plan for what the future...





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PTI Executive Director Alan Shark on Federal News Radio

January 2, 2014 - Public Technology Institute (PTI) Executive Director Alan Shark discussed the technology challenges facing the federal government in 2014 on Federal News Radio’s morning program,...

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Cincinnati Named a PTI Innovation Lab

Alexandria, VA, October 23, 2013 – Public Technology Institute has named the City of Cincinnati in partnership with Hamilton County, Ohio and the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Regional Council of...

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Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans

This guide from the Federal Emergency Management Agency promotes a common understanding of the fundamentals of planning and decisionmaking to help emergency planners examine a hazard and produce...
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Public Health, Safety and Security for Mass Gatherings

A 64-page Congressional report, released in 2008, examines homeland security challenges for mass gatherings.It details 30 recommendations for what should be done by federal, state and local...
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Energy Star for Local Governments

PTI is a partner of ENERGY STAR, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that helps us all save energy and money with tested and proven energy-efficient products and practices.Through...


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CIO Leadership for Cities & Counties

PTI Staff Contact: Alan Shark, Executive Director, 202-626-2445.CIO Leadership for Cities & Counties: Emerging Trends & Practices contains 30 chapters by 36 authors that address the...

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CIO Leadership for State Governments

PTI Staff Contact: Alan Shark , Executive Director, 202-626-2445.CIO Leadership for State Governments: Emerging Trends and Practices illuminates the role of the state CIO, and shares leading...

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Public Safety Technology Priorities for 2013-2014

Alexandria, VA, March 4, 2013 – The public’s use of smart devices and public safety mobile applications is an agency priority for 63% of public safety officials and IT executives who responded to a...

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Energy/Environment Technology Council Mission

The Energy/Environment Technology Council identifies critical areas for research, development, and public enterprise and suggests appropriate partnerships and structures to make these ideas realities.

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Public Works get s new Cherry Picker

The public works department has taken delivery of a brand new cherry picker. The picker is a Pickmaster Cherry 5000 and is one of the latest generation of green cherry pickers.

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Who's behind $68 million in college gifts?

DURHAM, North Carolina - It's the question on everyone's lips in philanthropy: Who is the mysterious donor giving away millions of dollars to at least a dozen colleges across the country?

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Dead Stars Once Hosted Solar Systems

At least one in every 100 white dwarf stars may be orbited by asteroids and rocky planets, new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggest. The finding could mean that these now dead...


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Sustainable Building Technical Manual

Understanding the specifics of sustainable building and determining effective sustainable practices can be confusing. Local governments and private industry often do not have the resources to perform...
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