EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Zetron | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Zetron, one of the leading communications technology and service providers, announced it has received a contract from the North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) of Kansas (USA). The contract offers cyber resilience roadmaps and assessments for the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) of 34 counties throughout the states. As the fiscal agent for six of the seven Homeland Security regions in Kansas, the Homeland Security/Emergency Operations unit of the Kansas Highway Patrol applies for and administers Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funding to subrecipients such as the NCRPC.
State and local governments, including fire departments, police, and other public safety agencies, are increasingly susceptible to cyberattacks. As per the Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), the public sector had the second-most cybersecurity incidents and the fourth-most data breaches among major industries in 2018. In addition, a 2021 Fastly report found that of all cybersecurity alerts, 45 percent are false positives that can be frequently difficult to distinguish from genuine threats and malicious behavior. This results in getting valuable time wasted during an emergency.
Zetron, with SecuLore Solutions, a cybersecurity partner and local services partners, will finish cybersecurity assessments and roadmaps of selected thirty-four counties across Kansas, with its population from 600,000 to less than 1300 people. Each counties' assessment will identify threats and provide prioritized, actionable recommendations for remediating vulnerabilities and enhancing the county's cybersecurity risk posture. Following the contract terms, cybersecurity assessments and road maps for Kansas counties selected by NCRPC Regional Project Managers and the Planning Team will be completed in multiple phases through March 2024.
Zetron is one of the leaders in mission-critical communications technology worldwide. The company offers integrated solutions with exceptional reliability and support. It was founded in 1980 with decades of experience serving the public and private sectors and a sterling reputation for superior quality and dependability. Based in Redmond, Washington, it has customers across all seven continents and in a variety of industries such as transportation, public safety, utilities, the federal government, natural resources and more. In addition, it delivers purpose-built solutions to be always available wherever mission-critical communications must be uninterrupted.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, INFRASTRUCTURE
Newswire.ca | May 03, 2023
Dye & Durham Limited, a leading provider of cloud-based, efficient workflow software for legal and business professionals, today announced a renewed partnership with CentralSquare Technologies ("CentralSquare") by entering into a 10-year agreement that significantly expands Dye & Durham's seamless integration of online government services.
As a trusted public sector partner for decades, Dye & Durham provides mission-critical solutions to governments at the municipal, provincial and federal levels that deliver online services relied upon by millions of Canadians, including legal and financial services professionals.
Dye & Durham is also a market leader in driving innovative digital infrastructure capabilities that enable governments to seamlessly serve Canadians. That includes providing real-time online access to tax certificates, facilitating millions of tax and bill payments between governments and the nation's largest financial institutions and acting as an authorized service provider under contract with the Government of Ontario for over 25 years. Responsibilities in the province include providing front-end electronic registry solutions and operational capabilities for the Ontario Business Registry that enables access to corporate records, registrations and filing services.
Not only do these solutions help governments improve the citizen experience, they also drive significant costs savings for municipal and provincial governments by having Dye & Durham manage the entire process.
Under the new 10-year agreement, more municipalities in Ontario and Alberta will now have access to Dye & Durham's TCOL (Tax Certificates Online) solution that has been available in British Columbia since 2007, where at least 108 municipalities are using it. To date, Dye & Durham has processed more than two million tax certificates.
"We pride ourselves on operating Canada's digital infrastructure that enables millions of transactions that power the economy," said Matthew Proud, CEO of Dye & Durham. "That's why we're committed to constantly improving the delivery of crucial government services in a seamless manner to support economic growth and improve the government-to-citizen experience."
The renewed partnership will also see further integration of CentralSquare's innovative solutions within the broader Dye & Durham technology ecosystem, driving greater efficiencies between government, businesses and citizens.
"At our core, we believe in creating smart solutions that improve the lives of citizens," said Justin Murphy, VP of Product Management at CentralSquare. "Working with Dye & Durham – a like-minded company where innovation is at the heart of everything we do – has allowed us to bring additional value to our cloud-based Property Tax solution in the Ontario market, and we are thrilled to be continuing our partnership."
About Dye & Durham
Dye & Durham Limited is one of the world's largest providers of cloud-based legal practice management software. Dye & Durham also provides critical information services and workflows, which customers use to manage their non-discretionary information, regulatory and due diligence requirements. The company has operations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia.
About CentralSquare Technologies
CentralSquare Technologies is the largest independent provider of public sector software solutions that empower local and state governments to build smarter, safer and more connected communities. Over 8,000 agency customers across North America rely on CentralSquare's technology to deliver solutions ranging from computer-aided-dispatch systems, 911 and records management solutions which enhance public safety, to administrative products with finance, asset, compliance and case management capabilities that run government agencies more efficiently. As the market driver for advancing safety and justice with innovative technology, CentralSquare serves 3 out of 4 citizens across North America. The company is headquartered in Lake Mary, FL and has locations in North Carolina, South Dakota and British Columbia. More information is available at CentralSquare.com.
Prnewswire | March 28, 2023
GovOS, a leading provider of digital transformation solutions for local governments, today announced a new partnership with the Idaho Association of Counties (IAC). IAC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan member organization dedicated to the improvement of county governments in Idaho. The organization supports county interest, good public policy, and community best practices through education and training for officials in all 44 Idaho counties.
"Counties have a wide range of duties they are expected to fulfill, and having trusted vendors to help them carry out those responsibilities is vital to effectively serving their communities," said Seth Grigg, Executive Director, IAC. "We created IAC's Corporate Partner Program to help facilitate relationships between Idaho counties and great businesses like GovOS with exclusive partner pricing."
Together, IAC and GovOS will provide counties with access to resources designed to improve the lives of residents and support local businesses in growing the economy sustainably. The partnership will also help members identify new ways to use digital services in ongoing efforts to serve communities effectively and efficiently.
"This partnership allows us to support IAC's longstanding mission to serve Idaho counties while deepening our commitment to empowering local governments with dynamic technology solutions," said Anna Vaughn, Senior Vice President of Partners, GovOS. "Idaho counties will gain access to our strategic partner ecosystem that includes industry leaders in everything from short-term rental management and ordinance best practices to finance and community preservation tools to promote healthy and safe communities."
IAC members have access to exclusive partner pricing for the following GovOS products through this partnership:
Short-Term Rental Solution for identification, registration/permitting, lodging tax collection, and a 24/7 complaint hotline.
Application Studio to transform paper forms quickly and easily into online services that reduce processing time.
Business Licensing for automating agencies' unique workflows for business licensing processes.
Tax Filing to turn both simple and complex paper-based tax collection into streamlined, paperless processes.
Cloud Records for cloud-based records management that enables agencies to complete the land or vital records recording process online.
Remote Marriage to provide constituents with a marriage licensing process that is fully remote, from application to certificate issuance.
For the last 47 years, IAC has provided Idaho counties with a range of services to improve operations and foster better engagement between citizens and their local government. By partnering with GovOS, IAC is giving members access to new resources that support statewide efforts to lead digital government transformation.
GovOS is the leading digital transformation platform for local governments. Headquartered in Austin, TX, GovOS serves government agencies of all sizes across the United States. Through its secure and integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, governments can automate and streamline operations, provide seamless access to resources and information, and deliver cutting-edge digital services to businesses, residents, and agencies.
About Idaho Association of Counties
The Idaho Association of Counties (IAC), formed in 1976, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan member service organization dedicated to the improvement of county government. It was designed and incorporated by county elected officials to provide services, research, uniformity, and coordination among member counties, in order for the county elected officials to serve their constituents better.