National Association of Counties
Revised pandemic relief bill aims to patch state and local budgets
The House's latest attempt at a COVID-19 stimulus bill includes funds for broadband mapping and election administration.
State and local governments plead again as federal pandemic relief stalls
"Tough decisions are going to be made" if Congress doesn't provide a big rescue package, one county leader said.
What's in the Senate's relief bill for state and local tech? Nothing, yet
The Senate's latest pandemic relief proposal contains no assistance for states and cities, though officials are hoping that changes in negotiations.
Four legal tips for managing data during the pandemic
News concerns around security, compliance, data-ownership and access are increasingly relevant as staff work remotely during the pandemic, a lawyer told the National Association of Counties' online conference.
Ransomware continues to be election-security fear for local officials
Small local governments' vulnerability to cyberattacks threatens their ability to administer the upcoming election, county officials were warned.
Counties pleading for more, flexible funds in next pandemic relief package
Local governments have been able to use some federal relief funds for IT, but much more is needed, county leaders said during a conference call with reporters.
Counties say IT spending remains a priority as budgets run dry
Continued investment in technology is nearly as important as supplying medical masks and other personal protective equipment, officials from cash-strapped counties said on a phone briefing.
Counties need cyber disaster plans, too
Two former CIOs stressed emergency planning and collaboration that starts in the executive office to county-government leaders worried about cyberattacks.
For better election security, get to know the IT people
Speakers at a conference for county officials ran down numerous technical details worth noting, but the human element, they said, preceded most of them.