NACo Tech Xchange Focus Group: A Technology Layman’s Guide for Elected Officials

December 8, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Come be a part of further development of a series of Layman’s Guides for Elected Officials. These guides will contain an overview of the technology topical area along with a series of questions for elected officials and other non-technical county leaders to ask of their IT department or IT support. Potential answers along with challenges and opportunities will be included for each question. This first one is devoted to Cyber. While a draft is underway, we need additional county IT leadership input for a more robust and complete guide.

Visit the event page for the most up-to-date information. Questions? Contact Rita Reynolds at rreynolds@naco.org for assistance. 

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How the Digital “Public Square” Has Changed Records Management Forever

December 13, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The digital landscape is fueling an explosive growth in the complexity and volume of open records requests. As state and local agencies have adopted more tools, their requirements for capturing communications data have increased and become more complex. For the county IT leader, keeping track of the massive amount of data can be a challenge, but failing to do so can expose them to risk as well as cyber security threats.

Join Rita Reynolds, CIO for the National Association of Counties, John Matelski, CIO for Dekalb County and Robert Cruz, VP, Information Governance, Smarsh, and hear these compliance experts share their insights on the growing digital landscape and what that means for counties. They will discuss:

•            Unrealized blind spots from Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and other discoverable data for open records requests

•            Creating efficiencies with open records requests by evolving how you store and access your data

•            The impact of the infrastructure bill and making the most of cybersecurity funds for extra protection

Visit the event page for the most up-to-date information. Questions? Contact Rita Reynolds at rreynolds@naco.org.

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Leveraging Equitable, Measurable and Sustainable Solutions for ARPA Recovery Fund Planning and Local

December 14, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time


The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund), part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which NACo helped develop and strongly advocated to pass, allocates $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county across the nation. Now the funds are being administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury, counties are beginning to carefully develop and implement Recovery Fund plans. To ensure your county to making the most of these investments, join NACo for this virtual session to learn about your county can most effectively utilize funds by using a 6-step guide for Recovery Fund implementation. Session participants will hear from national experts and county leaders on how to set measurable, equitable outcomes that will drive impact. Additionally, guest speakers will discuss how to decide what priorities best meet your county's needs and provide a series of tools and resources to support implementation efforts.

Visit the event page for the most up-to-date information. Questions? Contact lmiller@naco.org. Need assistance with registration? Contact nacomeetings@naco.org

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Healthy Counties Advisory Board Meeting

December 15, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The first tranche of direct ARPA funds were provided in June of this year.  Since then, counties have gained public input, passed budgets and ordinances and allocated funding.  Engage with county leaders on their strategies to take advantage of this historic funding opportunity to meet the specific needs of their communities and discuss how they have navigated performance management and compliance requirements. 

Visit the event page for the most up-to-date information. Questions? Contact ahurley@naco.org.

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911 Dispatch: Innovations for Addressing Behavioral Health Crisis Calls

December 16, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Counties and cities across the country are developing innovative approaches within 911 dispatch centers to respond to behavioral health crisis calls to reduce unnecessary jail and emergency department admissions and associated costs, improve public safety and engage vulnerable residents in effective treatment and recovery services. This webinar will feature a presentation on The Pew Charitable Trust’s recent research on 911 call centers’ capabilities to handle behavioral health crises and highlight localities that have developed innovations in 911 dispatch centers.

Visit the event page for the most up-to-date information. Questions? Contact ahurley@naco.org.

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NACo Cyberattack Simulation: Ransomware on 911 Systems and Backup Systems

March 14, 2022 - March 18, 2022

March 14 - 18, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

NACo Cyberattack Simulation: Ransomware on 911 Systems and Backup Systems

Presented by the NACo County Tech Xchange and Professional Development Academy

In response to the growing threat landscape and complexity of the interdependent and networked business of counties, NACo is partnering with the Professional Development Academy and their community of CISOs, CIOS, risk managers and cyber leaders to launch cyberattack simulation training.

Enrollment is free for NACo member counties. 

Visit the event page for the most up-to-date information. Questions about the program? Contact Rita Reynolds at rreynolds@naco.org. Need assistance with registration? Contact nacomeetings@naco.org

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