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Legislative Information Technology

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Videoconferencing Tools

NSA’s recently released "Selecting and Safely Using Collaboration Services for Telework" guidance contains a snapshot of current, commercially-available collaboration tools available for use (such as Zoom, WebEx, Teams and more), along with a list of security criteria to consider when selecting which capability to leverage. The guidance also contains a high-level security assessment of each tool.

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Tech Tools to Connect with Constituents

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated—and made even more important—ongoing efforts to reach constituents in a timely way. Legislators and staff are broadening their reach via both new and familiar forms of technology. Learn about trends and best practices, strategies for reaching constituents via technology, and how to keep content and communications fresh over multiple communications vehicles.

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Policies for IT Resources and Personal Devices

NCSL's A Guide for Writing a State Legislative Personnel Manual has useful guidance (under "Workplace Conduct" sections) for developing policies relating to the use of technology resources, personal devices and social media. 

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Webinar

Cybersecurity Incident Response 

Building an effective computer emergency response team is critical to any organization’s ability to respond quickly and effectively to a cyber incident. Hear legislative IT experts discuss how they built and trained their teams, explore the key components and policies required to make them work, and learn how to simulate cyber incidents so your team is prepared.

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Overview

Legislative information technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated and is providing citizens with enhanced access to the legislative process through the Internet and social media tools. Technology also can help legislatures to improve efficiency in internal operations.