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.
April 13, 2018
A new Center for Digital Government white paper titled "Understanding Cloud Procurement: A Guide for Government Leaders" mentions Virginia's efforts. VITA's Demetris Rodgers, director of enterprise services, and Sonja Headley, senior contract analyst and cloud compliance lead, provided information on VITA's best practices when moving to the cloud while protecting information entrusted to the commonwealth.
April 2, 2018
In this month's edition, CIO Nelson Moe provides information on telecommunicators training being offered during the month of April. Also included are updates on state agencies transition of messaging services, the awarded managed security contract and three days remaining to register for the 2018 security conference.
March 20, 2018
VITA's Integrated Service Program is hosting a statewide training event for telecommunicators. The training, titled Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), will be held during the month of April. Training is provided for the telecommunicators in the public safety access point (PSAP), providing education about CISM, getting closure, identifying a need for debriefing and awareness of the resources that are available. This training, coordinated by VITA and provided by a team of debriefers from the Virginia State Police, is free of charge to the localities. The training will be held from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and registration is required.
Learn more about this training opportunity.
March 1, 2018
The March edition of Network News is now available. In this month's edition, the 2018 security conference program has been posted and registration is open, the 2017 RTIP is now available on the VITA website, security standards updates posted for comment and webinars on 7-1-1, 8-1-1 have been scheduled.
February 9, 2018
Secretary of Administration Keyanna Conner visited VITA yesterday. CIO Nelson Moe, members of the executive team and some key services staff provided an introductory briefing about VITA. The presentation to Secretary Conner provided a global view of VITA's work in information technology cybersecurity, infrastructure and governance, and next generation 9-1-1 and geospatial mapping. Gov. Ralph Northam has proposed the elimination of the secretary of technology position and moving VITA to the administration secretariat.