The Integrated Services Program (ISP) is the consolidation of VITA's public safety communications and geographic information system (GIS) services into a single, integrated program. It is organized in three service units, the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) Division; the Public Safety Communications (PSC) Division; and ISP Regional Outreach Program. The PSC Division supports local 9-1-1 programs through funding and technical assistance and provides staff support to the 9-1-1 Services Board. The VGIN Division supports local and state agency GIS programs through technical and data assistance and provides staff support to the VGIN Advisory Board. Both divisions utilize a common outreach effort through the ISP Regional Outreach Program, improving the efficiency of the program since many efforts impact both services. Together, the ISP divisions are prepared to help any local 9-1-1 or GIS program and state agencies GIS programs to provide their services to the citizens of Virginia better, faster or cheaper.
December 27, 2017
Gov. McAuliffe made six appointments to the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) Advisory Board. New to the board are Khushboo Bhatia of Haymarket, an associate at Grant Thornton, and The Honorable John Watkins of Midlothian, former member of the Senate of Virginia. The governor reappointed Clyde Cristman of Henrico, director of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation; Hua Liu of Virginia Beach, associate professor of geography at Old Dominion University; Doug Richmond of Fredericksburg, senior manager of The Thrasher Group; and, Elaine Roop of Roanoke, director of human resources and organizational development, VA811. VITA staff members support local and state agency geographic information systems programs through technical and data assistance, and provide staff support to the VGIN Advisory Board.
December 4, 2017
The December edition of Network News is available. CIO Nelson Moe opens this month’s newsletter with a look ahead to next year, VITA ICE is honored, NG9-1-1 webinars scheduled for December and new agreements for wireless plans have been reached.
October 30, 2017
VITA ISP staff, in collaboration with Esri, will host a statewide GIS training event during the month of December. The training, provided by Esri will occur in four different locations throughout the commonwealth and is provided to our localities free of charge. Now that GIS is a location intelligence platform, the underutilization of it is critical and career-limiting. This presentation will provide strategies on how to spread the understanding and full value of GIS across your organization. Registration is open from Nov. 1 - Dec. 1. Tickets are required. For more information, please contact your regional coordinator.