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The 2015 – 2016 Certified CIO Program will hold its first class on Wednesday, July 22. The class will take place in Newark, NJ. 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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The Annual PTI Tech Savvy Designation Award Program is Accepting Applications - Deadline is June 30!

The annual PTI Tech Savvy Designation Award Program recognizes PTI member local governments and state agencies that meet a list of criterions where technology is used to address issues, current challenges and future opportunities.

For member local governments, this is a jurisdiction-wide designation, not an individual department award. Designation as a PTI Tech Savvy Local Government recognizes any sized local government for exceptional talent, great ideas, teamwork, leadership and technology best practices and brings these to the attention of peers, elected officials and the world of local governments.

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The Digital Revolution in Higher Education - Now Available!

Digital Revolution in Higher EducationPTI Staff Contact:  Alan Shark, Executive Director, 202-626-2445.
Higher education has come under increasing scrutiny as never before due to rising costs, changes in future job requirements, and new forms of learning opportunities offered by non-traditional companies and institutions.

The Digital Revolution in Higher Education is all about the changes regarding the advances in technology and how institutions of higher learning along with nontraditional organizations are utilizing these powerful new tools. These new tools include new mobile devices, enhanced and feature-rich learning management systems, data-feeding sensors, 3D printers, smart classrooms, smart buildings, and collaboration tools allowing students and faculty to collaborate just about anywhere face-to-face, virtually. Learn how this revolution will help reshape higher education thus transforming it towards the University of Everything.

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#261   05-15-2015  •  Send a link  •  Printable version

2015 Technology Solutions Awards Winners Announced

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

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 salutes and applauds all the participants and their entries!

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Webinar: Privacy vs. Security: Maintaining the Balance in the Digital Age (Part 1)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon ET

This webinar is presented by the Public Technology Institute and the National Academy for Public Administration.

The Academy Standing Panel on Technology Leadership is presenting a series “Privacy vs. Security: Maintaining the Balance in the Digital Age (Part 1).” This is the first panel discussion in this series.

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Webinar: Law Enforcement Technology 2015: National Survey Findings

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 2:00 pm ET to 3:00 pm ET

This webinar will examine the findings of the Law Enforcement Technology 2015 National Survey. Conducted by PTI, in partnership with Deltek, the intent of this survey is to develop a better understanding of the law enforcement technology operational and management issues that are affecting local government.

Evan Halperin, Senior Analyst- Justice/Public Safety and Homeland Security, Deltek

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#267   06-10-2015  •  Send a link  •  Printable version

PTI 2015 Local Government CIO Summit

October 11-13, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah

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

PTI’s 2015 Local Government CIO Summit will take place October 11-13, 2015 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

For the fifth year, the Local Government CIO Summit is co-locating with the National Association of State CIO’s (NASCIO) Annual Conference. In addition to a robust PTI CIO Summit Agenda, there will be a number of joint local/state activities.

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Webinar: Virtual Desktops: Building A Business Case to Deployment and Ongoing Support

PTI Presented this Webinar Thursday, June 25, 2015

One of today’s most exciting technologies is virtual desktops (VDI). VDI initiatives promise a wide variety of benefits in terms of time and dollar savings. The underlying infrastructure, however, adds layers of risk and complexity.

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Webinar: Body Worn Cameras - Outlining the Technology Risks and Rewards

PTI Presented this Webinar Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The deployment of body worn cameras by local government law enforcement is a very hot topic for PTI members.

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Technology and Public Management Textbook Now Available!

PTI Staff Contact:  Alan Shark, Executive Director, 202-626-2445.

Technology and Public ManagementAt last, here is a textbook that covers the field of technology and public management in an informative and engaging style. Ever since the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration required greater infusion of technology into the curriculum, faculty and administrators have struggled with finding the right course materials designed specifically for the public administration environment.

Technology is no longer the sole domain of an information technology office, as it has evolved into a growing set of complex tools that influence every area of government. To be effective, every public manager needs to be actively engaged in technology decisions. This textbook is designed for students of public administration at every level who need to know and understand how technology can be applied in today’s public management workplace.

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Frustrations and Challenges of the Local Government IT Executive: 2015 PTI National Survey Results

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

Technology Survey

The lack of funding ranked as the number one issue frustrating local government technology executives, according to the results of a national survey conducted by PTI and the Center for Technology Leadership. The feeling that top management does not really understand IT placed second, and the sense of frustration with the public’s general attitude towards government placed third.

The intent of the survey was to identify the technology challenges that local government IT executives face on a daily basis and to understand the professional skill sets that IT executives need to develop and to maintain to be successful.

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PTI Partner U.S. EPA Announces Top Cities with the Most ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Have You Considered Certifying Your Buildings Through ENERGY STAR?

PTI Staff Contact:  Ronda Mosley, Deputy Executive Director for Research & Government Services, 937-667-4142.

Today, the U.S. EPA announced the 2015 list of top cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings.

“This list shows how America’s cities are leading the nation in cutting carbon emissions and fighting climate change,” said Jean Lupinacci, chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial program. “By embracing energy efficiency as a simple and effective pathway to reach their sustainability goals, these cities are demonstrating the tangible benefits that result from simple, cost-effective reductions in energy use.”

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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

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