September 28-30, 2014: Local Government CIO Summit

Join PTI in lively Nashville, TN for the Local Government CIO Summit

PTI Staff Contact:  Dale Bowen, Deputy Executive Director for Program Development, 202-626-2456.

Once again, PTI will be co-locating its CIO Summit with the National Association of State CIOs Annual Conference. This is your only opportunity to network and collaborate with CIO’s from states and local governments from across the country and see the latest in local government technology advancements from the private sector.

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PTI Announces 2014 Web 2.0 Winning Jurisdictions

PTI Staff Contact:  Dale Bowen, Deputy Executive Director for Program Development, 202-626-2456.

PTI proudly announces the winners of the 2014 Web 2.0 State & Local Government Awards & Recognition Program. This annual awards program identifies best practices and excellence in the field of Web 2.0 and civic/social networking and citizen engagement in local and state government.

Applications were received from cities, counties, and states from across the country. PTI’s panel of judges selected these award-winning applications based on their exceptional accomplishments in citizen engagement, innovative technology utilization, accountability, mobile application development and usage, economic development and training and education.

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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 will bring when it comes to improving the quality of life of residents, PTI and Items International have published Smarter Cities for a Bright Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective.

This book also examines making government services more effective and efficient, making public transportation faster and safer, improving public safety, and improving public infrastructure to attract businesses and residents.

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2013-2014 Technology Solutions Awards Winners Announced

Solutions Awards

An independent panel of judges has identified the recipients of PTI’s 2013–2014 Technology Solutions Awards. This year the competition featured a wide array of interesting and innovative entries and PTI salutes and applauds all the participants and their entries!

The list below highlights the winners and other recipients of recognition. Thank you to all local governments who participated in this awards program!

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PTI Quick Poll Results: 2014 Local Government Enterprise-Wide Cyber Security Survey

Cyber-Security ranked as the number one technology priority among local government officials in three recent, national surveys conducted by PTI. This focus on cyber security coupled with several recent and serious security and data breaches led PTI to conduct a quick poll of city and county information technology officials. This quick poll examined the current state of enterprise-wide cyber security programming.

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PTI AWARDS FOUR JURISDICTIONS WITH THE 2014 TECH SAVVY DESIGNATION!



PTI’s Local Government Tech Savvy Designation Award Program recognizes PTI member local governments that meet a list of criterions where technology is used to address issues, current challenges and future opportunities across the enterprise.

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Call for Authors!

CIO Leadership for Cities & Counties – Emerging Trends and Practices (Revised, Second Edition)

PTI Staff Contact:  Dale Bowen, Deputy Executive Director for Program Development, 202-626-2456.

The Public Technology Institute (PTI) is revising its highly successful book, CIO Leadership for Cities & Counties: Emerging Trends and Practices. This book was first published in 2009 and is used as a textbook at five colleges and universities.

While a number of books have been published that target the CIO and technology in general, this was the first book developed exclusively to meet the needs and interests of local government officials. The book is written by leading experts and practitioners from the government and private sectors.

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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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Did You Know? The Local Government IT Executive: 2014 National Survey Results

Keeping abreast of technology advancement ranks number one among the challenges facing today’s local government information technology executive, according to the results of a national survey conducted by the Public Technology Institute (PTI).

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Local Government Energy/Environment Technology Priorities: 2014 National Survey Results

Energy efficiency and keeping up with budget challenges and technology advancements are the top priorities for local government energy and environment officials, according to a recent survey conducted by PTI.

This survey included responses from energy, environment, public works, sustainability and facilities officials from cities and counties, large, medium and small across the U.S. representing over 60 million people.

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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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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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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.

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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 financing, green building rating systems, energy competitions, benchmarking water use, and using the new Portfolio Manager tool. See the full list of upcoming trainings and register for the below webinars at esbuildings.webex.com.

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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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