National Association of Counties (NACo)
Biden tells counties Rescue Plan funds can be used to prepare for infrastructure boost
President Joe Biden used a speech to the National Association of Counties to highlight local accomplishments of his pandemic relief plan.
County CIOs say Rescue Plan money should be used 'realistic' IT projects
The CIO of Cook County, Illinois, said he's been looking for "shovel-ready projects" as spending from the American Rescue Plan begins.
County election systems just got a (simulated) stress test
Election systems in the fictitious Pictoria County were subjected to ransomware, power outages and acts of God during a tabletop exercise.
Data shows how local governments have used Rescue Plan money
An interactive tracker from NACo, the National League of Cities and the Brookings Institution shows highlights of more than 2,300 projects funded by last year's pandemic relief package.
American Rescue Plan rule tweak allows more cybersecurity spending
The Treasury Department's final rule for the American Rescue Plan's state and local relief funds makes it easier for recipients to use that money on cybersecurity.
Cyber grants can't be 'once and done,' NACo leader says
Rita Reynolds, CIO of the National Association of Counties, said the group's members have many uses for the grant program created by the infrastructure bill.
Report tells counties how to close the digital divide
The National Association of Counties broadband report offers a "deep dive" into the steps local governments can take to improve broadband access.
Counties' concern over IT costs dropped during pandemic, survey will reveal
An upcoming county IT report will show that cost controls were less important than acquiring the technologies needed to respond to COVID-19.
In future elections, federal officials predict repeat of 2020 threats
Officials from DHS, the FBI and the NSA told county IT officials that threats election security will linger, but there are steps to strengthening public trust.