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.
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.
February 1, 2018
The February edition of Network News is now available. In this issue CIO Nelson Moe provides an update on infrastructure transition activities, new 2018 security conference information posted online and NG 9-1-1 deployment plan meetings scheduled.
January 24, 2018
VITA’s Integrated Services Program will be conducting regional town hall meetings to kick off the Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1 deployment plan during the weeks of Feb. 12 and Feb. 19. The deployment plan calls for NG9-1-1 to be deployed by selective router pair, so the meetings will be held in those same regional groups and organized around the selective router service areas. Please save the date for your session, it is imperative that all localities participate in these meetings. All of the meetings will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
More meeting details will be coming from regional coordinators as they are finalized, but the following dates have been set:
The locations listed as area are still being finalized.
January 19, 2018
VITA's Integrated Services Program (ISP) will host a webinar to discuss the importance of properly vetting a cloud solution/provider and the questions a user might ask to try to identify the level of risk they would be assuming by deploying that solution. It is impossible to eliminate all risk, but understanding the risks of a particular solution and managing them is essential to the success of any solution in the cloud. Presented by Demetrias Rodgers, director, enterprise services within VITA's platform relationship office. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m.
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.