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06/07/2021
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Next-gen 911's policy needs

The nation’s move to the next generation of 911 technology has made strides over the past year, but industry experts said during an online event Friday that considerable work is still needed in securing sustainable funding from Congress and establishing standards, particularly to secure the new, IP-based systems. “It will require more than just an influx of cash, but the ongoing funding that will be needed for maintaining a next-generation 911 system,” said Harriet Rennie-Brown, executive director of the National Association of State 911 Administrators. Colin Wood reports.


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Hear from the StateScoop 50

Winners of the StateScoop 50 Awards for GoldenGov Executive of the year spoke with us recently about their accomplishments that led to their being recognized. In a series of brief interviews, the nine state government officials talked about their roles have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and where their organizations are headed as the nation emerges from the health crisis. Read their responses.


Go Badgers

The University of Wisconsin-Madison recently announced several steps underway streamline IT operations, including a co-location agreement with the state government and the integration of an administrative tech service center with the campus' main IT team. Under the agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Administration, the university will move its data-center operations to the state government's facilities. Emily Bamforth has more on EdScoop.


ICYMI: Tyler's latest acquisition

Tyler Technologies obtained another new subsidiary last week as the growing government IT provider announced its purchase of VendEngine, a provider of cloud-based software used in correctional facilities, in an all-cash deal valued at $84 million. VendEngine, which has customers in 30 states, publishes communications platforms and financial-management applications used by inmates of jails and prisons, including video-chat services that have been in wide use during the COVID-19 pandemic as many correctional systems replaced in-person visitations with virtual meetings. Benjamin Freed has the story.


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