Information technology trade group CompTIA has expanded its public sector practice through its merger with the Public Technology Institute in an effort to facilitate collaboration between industry and local government officials.
CompTIA said Tuesday it will incorporate PTI’s corporate members into its State & Local Government and Education Public Sector Council and Alan Shark, executive director at PTI, will continue to lead the institute as part of CompTIA.
Shark said PTI will leverage CompTIA’s support to continue to provide members with assistance across professional development, industry research, technology thought leadership, consulting and networking areas.
PTI’s current board of directors will serve CompTIA in an advisory capacity and its state agency members will establish a new public sector council within CompTIA.
CompTIA and PTI will come up with a roadmap and program improvement strategies targeted at local government agencies.
PTI will continue its partnerships with other national organizations and industry media and work on several programs such as the 2019-2020 Certified Government CIO initiative and the Certified Government Digital Services Professional certification program.