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.
Read more #214 05-28-2014
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.
Read more #217 07-07-2014
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.
Read more #204 04-22-2014
Webinar: PTI Energy and Environment Best Practices Series: The Greening of Cincinnati
PTI Staff Contact: Ronda Mosley, Deputy Executive Director for Research & Government Services, 937-667-4142.
PTI Presented this Webinar Tuesday, May 20, 2014
After five years of accomplishments, the City of Cincinnati recently updated its Green Cincinnati Plan. This updated plan continues to build on sustainability projects that have saved millions of dollars, improved human health and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. By listening to this webinar you will learn about Cincinnati’s enhanced recycling efforts, its electricity aggregation program, zipcars, and learn how this “flyover” city is really going green.
Steve Johns, Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Environment & Sustainability, City of Cincinnati
Ronda Mosley, Deputy Executive Director for Government and Research Services, PTI
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2013-2014 Technology Solutions Awards Winners Announced
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!
Read more #210 05-12-2014
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.
Read more #213 05-21-2014
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).
Read more #200 04-16-2014
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).
Read more #203 04-22-2014
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.
Read more #207 05-06-2014
Webinar: Organizing our GIS Future: Share Your Ideas and Vision During this Facilitated Discussion!
PTI Presented this Webinar Thursday, May 15, 2014
Recognizing how the use of GIS is expanding throughout the government enterprise, PTI has re-launched the GIS Council. This Council is charged with fostering an environment of collaboration, thought leadership, innovation and information sharing. Programs stemming from the PTI GIS Council will be designed to accommodate the needs and perspective of multiple audiences including elected and appointed officials, management, business users and GIS practitioners.
Read more #202 04-21-2014
Webinar: Driving Savings From Procurement/Contracts Data
PTI Presented this Webinar Thursday, May 29, 2014
THE PROBLEM: THE SPEND DATA DEFICIT
In order to identify cost savings opportunities and efficiencies in public procurement, management first needs better visibility over how much is being spent, on what, with and by whom. The unfortunate reality is that in the public sector spend data is often poorly organized, inappropriately classified, exists in many different systems and is difficult to access. Addressing this ‘data deficit’ can significantly improve management’s ability to drive millions of dollars of incremental value from its spend on bought-in goods and services.
Read more #211 05-14-2014
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
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
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 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.
Read more #168 10-03-2013
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.
Read more #198 04-11-2014
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.
Read more #197 04-10-2014