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ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio
225 Main Street Newington, CT, 06111-1494 USA
Tel:1-860-594-0200 Fax:1-860-594-0259

Amateur Radio Volunteer Response Continues to Historic Hurricane Irma (link: #ARRL #HamRadio

The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration contacted him for help in setting up a communications network using ham radio, because the island’s telecommunications infrastructure is compromised. “They are working with a number of NGOs, who are hoping to airlift solar panels, radios, antennas, repeaters, and whatever is necessary to active ham radio amateurs in Puerto Rico.

**VoIP Hurricane Net and WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center, will activate starting at 8 PM EDT Tuesday Evening 9/19/17 through late Wednesday Night for Hurricane Maria and impact to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and surrounding areas over this time period. RECORDS

National Association of State Chief Information Officers (@NASCIO)

The National Association of State Technology Directors (@NASTD)
Technology Professionals Serving State Government.
1776 Avenue of the States Lexington KY 40511 859-244-8000

State CIOs

Emergency notification broadcasts

K12 State Technology Coordinators

SETDA members
State educational technology directors, as well as state and regional curriculum and instruction, assessment and professional development leaders committed to advancing technology-enabled school reform and improvement strategies in their respective states and nationally. Questions about state membership rosters, benefits, responsibilities, and status can be directed to Tera Daniels, SETDA Director of Administration and Membership, at or by calling 202-715-6636 x701.

K12 educational technology needs of school district
K-12 CTO -- COSN Consortium for School Networking, represents school technology leaders.
1325 G St. NW, Suite 420 Washington, DC 20005

Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer
K-12 CTO annual salary is below $100,000
The average CTO salary in private industry is more than $190,000
20% of the job is technical, 80% is providing leadership, vision,
understanding the educational environment and the actual technology of understanding how to apply the technology to educational enterprises.

Developers, like artists, tend to prefer to work on their own schedules and are protective of their creative freedom. They are, not the type who would take to an officious work environment such as the federal government. Culture is the biggest issue like time, clothing and the bureaucratic mire trying to go through the official channels to technology operations set up.

Stupid superintendents and district leaders don't realize the importance of creating a cabinet-level CTO position. Superintendents and assistant Superintendents are not required to know anything about best practices for acquisition and management of educational technology!!!

Since 2011, a K-12 technologist in the United States has also been able to take an exam to become a Certified Education Technology Leader through COSN.

Jesus Manuel Caban @jmcviman Virgin Islands, U.S.

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