For state and local governments (SLGs), the time is now to make big investments to address cybersecurity challenges and improve digital citizen services. Fortunately, Congress has put billions of dollars in the Federal funding pipeline heading to states and localities to help jumpstart those efforts.

But with most states not beginning their new fiscal years until July 1, the biggest questions right now are how SLGs will choose to deploy the new funding from Congress, and what ideas they already have in the works for the cash infusions into IT projects.

Join MeriTalk on March 29 for our State Tech Vision virtual program – Digital Service, Cybersecurity, and Federal IT Stimulus Dollars: Developments for 2022 – as we begin to follow the IT investment money from D.C. to states and localities throughout the country.

The State Tech Vision program, which runs from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m, Eastern Time, features top-level state IT leaders who will talk about their priorities:

  • JP McInnes, Deputy CIO, Tennessee;
  • Jennifer Ricker, Acting Secretary and CIO for the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology;
  • Michael Watson, CISO for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Information Technologies Agency; and
  • James Weaver, North Carolina CIO and Department of IT Secretary.

They will be joined in the discussion by industry experts including: Allan Liska, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Recorded Future; Rusty Sides, Sales Engineer Director, NA East and Public Sector at Checkmarx; Kevin Tunks, Technology Advisor and Application Architect at Red Hat; and Denise Winkler, Strategic Business Executive for Social Services and Labor at Google Cloud.

The Federal IT funding is flowing, and state and local governments will soon be putting their fiscal year 2022 plans into action.

Click here to register and join us on March 29.

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