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PTI/NLC Cyber Guide

In the fall of 2019 PTI collaborated with the National League of Cities (representing elected officials) to produce the guide Protecting Our Data: What Cities Should Know about Cyber Security. This...
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Local Government Survey Research

Throughout the year PTI conducts surveys of local government officials on timely and important topics. The intent is to gain a better understanding of the technology trends, and management and...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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