Technology & Engineering
Al Videtto is the Director of Technology and Engineering for the City of Lincoln.
Mr. Videtto enlisted in the US Army in 1987, serving in the Marines, US Army and Army Reserve. He attended Missouri State – Northwest and the Quantico Naval Intelligence Academy at Dam Neck, Va. He holds multiple government clearances and certifications, and has received post-9/11 clearance by multiple state and federal enforcement agencies.
While in the military he served in the fields of administration, intelligence, reconnaissance, heavy and special weapons and technology. He is an expert in the fields of networking, telephony, computer science, forensic research, physical and electronic security, satellite communications, project management, server and end-user system design.
Al left the service and settled in Arkansas in 1996. In 2001 he was hired as a part time information technology consultant for the City of Lincoln and later acquired a part time staff position. In 2012 he was promoted to the newly-formed technology and engineering department as its director.
His industry-specific specializations include municipal, corporate and SMB support. He is currently training to become the city’s Certified Flood Plain Manager and is scheduled to take his national flood plain engineering boards in March 2013. He is also in training for National Incident Management and various other courses offered by Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.
Al also serves on multiple additional teams within the city. He works closely as an advisor with the Grants, Police, Fire, Court, Water and Library departments. His other duties include supporting cartography, City of Lincoln archives and the project to convert both to digital format.
Prior to his acceptance of this position, his company, Arkansas IS, supported multiple municipalities, courts and corporate organizations. He worked with Wal-Mart as a systems engineer, at Arkansas Crime and Information Center in Little Rock as a senior engineer and programmer, at Voice Products as a telephony and digital security engineer. He has also been a national team lead and project manager for Verizon, IBM, HP, Dell, Cisco, Apple, SUN , AT&T, Morgan Stanley – Smith Barney and Tyson Foods.
Upon appointment to his position at the city, he implemented many cost saving procedures, including his Technology Standardization Project which comprises three parts; Digital Archives, Information Technology Standardization and the Telephony Standardization project. His year 2012 savings, grants and donations for the city of Lincoln were as follows: