IJIS Institute Partners with Public Technology Institute
The IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security, welcomes the Public Technology Institute (PTI) as its newest Alliance Partner. Public Technology Institute promotes innovation and collaboration for thought-leaders in government, and advances the use of technology to improve the management and delivery of services to the citizen.
Public Technology Institute, formed in 1971, is a national, not-for-profit, member-supported organization based in Washington, D.C. As the only technology organization created by and for cities and counties, PTI works with a core network of leading local government officials—the PTI membership—to identify opportunities for technology research, to share solutions and recognize member achievements, and develop best practices that address the technology management, governance and policy issues that impact local government. Officials from PTI member governments participate in councils and forums that address specific technology areas. Through partnerships with industry, federal agencies, and other governmental organizations, PTI shares the results of its activities and the expertise of its members with the broader audience of the more than 30,000 U.S. cities and counties.
The IJIS Institute relies heavily on partnerships with key practitioner organizations, national associations, other nonprofit organizations, and universities in its effort to harness the expertise of industry in working toward improved information sharing between organizations involved in justice, public safety, and homeland security. The members of the Institute’s Alliance Partner program are organizations that share the belief that information sharing is a national priority and the conviction to work together in partnerships to address this national need.
Paul Wormeli, executive director of the IJIS Institute, noted, “Our new relationship with PTI will help us expand on the IJIS Institute’s core belief that public-private partnerships between industry and government will provide the technology initiatives and innovation to make information sharing a reality.”
Alan Shark, the executive director of PTI, said, “Working more closely and formally with the IJIS Institute brings together some of the best resources for exploring and adopting best practices in the critical areas of public safety and homeland security – where so much depends on mastering technology and technology leadership.”
About the IJIS Institute—The IJIS Institute serves as the voice of industry by uniting the private and public sectors to improve mission-critical information sharing for those who protect and serve our communities. The IJIS Institute provides training, technology assistance, national scope issue management, and program management services to help government fully realize the power of information sharing. Founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with national headquarters on The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus, the IJIS Institute has grown to more than 280 member and affiliate companies across the United States. For more information visit www.ijis.org.
About Public Technology Institute (PTI) – Public Technology Institute promotes innovation and collaboration for thought-leaders in government, and advances the use of technology to improve the management and delivery of services to the citizen. For more information, visit www.pti.org.
Andrea A. Walter