Local Government Public Safety Technology Priorities for 2014

Alexandria, VA, March 19, 2014—Doing more with less is still the prevailing theme with local government public safety officials according to a recent survey conducted by Public Technology Institute (PTI). This survey included responses from public safety and IT officials on behalf of jurisdictions, large, medium and small across the country representing over 54 million people.

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GIS Council: Collaboration and Innovation for Your Government

Using data for advanced decision-making, enhanced citizen engagement, mobile apps to deliver services, these are just some of the myriad of initiatives that are creating a buzz within the government sector. One of the common threads that link these initiatives is the utilization of geospatial information systems (GIS).

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Webinar: Strategic Technology Sourcing for the Public Sector

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT


  • Overview of the US Public Sector Marketplace.
  • Why Government IT Procurement is Broken?
  • The “Build vs. Buy” Dilemma for Technology Products?
  • All Can Win in LPTA (Lowest Price Technically Acceptable)!

CIOs, CTOs, Chief Architects, Technical IT Staff, Budget, Procurement and Business Unit Leaders.

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Webinar: Cape Light Compact: Energy Efficiency and Green Power Options in Action

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

Cape Light Compact is an intergovernmental organization consisting of the 21 towns and two counties on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. The Compact’s mission is to serve our approximately 200,000 customers through the delivery of proven energy efficiency programs, consumer advocacy, competitive electricity supply and green power options.

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Webinar: Top 6 Things to Consider When Considering a MicroGrid

PTI Presented this Webinar Thursday, April 17, 2014

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.

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Webinar: Public Safety Technology Priorities: 2014

PTI Presented this Webinar Thursday, March 13, 2014

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 reviewed the technology issues that keep public safety officials up at night.

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Webinar: Change Management: What it Means for Local Government

PTI Presented this Webinar Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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.

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Webinar: Learn Why It is Important to be CGCIO Certified!

PTI Presented this Webinar Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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 learned 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Security is Top Priority for Local Government IT Executives in 2014

Alexandria, VA, January 28, 2014—Executives completing the PTI poll were given a list of ten technology priority strategies, management processes and solutions and asked to rank their priorities.

IT security, to include cyber protection, awareness and training for government staff and elected leaders was ranked number one. This was followed by IT budget and cost control and third, strategic IT planning.

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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.

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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.

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2014 Rankings: Top cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings

EPA announces the top 25 cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings

With 443 ENERGY STAR certified buildings and 102.7 million square feet of floor space Los Angeles, CA tops the EPA’s list of cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. This saved the city $132.2 million dollars each year while preventing 45,100 emissions.

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Updates to How to Apply for ENERGY STAR Design Certification

The streamlined process to apply for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR certification makes it easier than ever to receive national recognition for your design projects. An overview and project eligibility requirements are posted on the Apply for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR page, and in the step-by-step companion guide, How to Apply, on the Tools and Resources page.

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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

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