COVID-19 has radically changed how state and local government (SLG) services are delivered and how their workforces operate. As employees moved from physical offices to their homes, government services had to be virtualized. This has presented SLG IT teams with a host of new concerns – chief among them is cybersecurity.
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) administers the state’s environmental laws, works to prevent air, water, and land pollution, and ensures cleanup. Teams plan, issue permits, manage compliance, monitoring, and assessments, execute cleanups, and undertake community outreach. It’s a big job, and first-class tech is a must to tackle the mission.
AT&T was awarded a $6.5 billion contract to build and operate the nationwide network FirstNet. However, the legislation that authorizes FirstNet also authorizes a state to develop its own alternative on the spectrum carved out for the network, as long as the alternative is interoperable with the FirstNet core.