The NACo County Tech Xchange is an online portal designed to connect county CIOs, IT Directors, CISOs, and other county IT leadership. This portal provides valuable resources in a central location which counties can use to improve their overall technology infrastructure.
What's in it for you and your county
- A rich community of interaction with other county IT professionals
- An online library of technology policies, job descriptions, request for proposals, best practices as well as toolkits
- Monthly IT newsletters
- Technology webinars presented by speakers from the federal, state, local and corporate communities
- Valuable external resources that county IT staff can leverage to improve their county IT infrastructure
- Surveys garnering county feedback on technology opportunities such as technology software and services aggregate agreements
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The NACo Tech Xchange is full of information for any county of any size to use for all things IT, from cybersecurity posturing to procurement to job descriptions and hierarchy. If you aren’t already familiar with the public sector ins and outs, you don’t know what you don’t know. This collaboration site is a great starting point for any county IT leader to fill in the gaps. It’s an invaluable resource for counties across the nation.
– Laurel J. Caldwell, CGCIO, ITS Director, Latah County, Idaho
The Tech Xchange is an invaluable resource for IT leaders; not only because I have received valuable input from my inquiries, but also from the benefit of "listening" to conversations that are taking place on a variety of subjects that always are timely, since we are all facing the same challenges.
– Ray Desjardins, CGCIO, Charlotte County, Fla.
The Tech Xchange is a trusted source of information and content from IT peers across the country offering wide-ranging experiences and perspectives.
– Michael Taylor, Deputy County Manager/Chief Information Officer, Pitt County, N.C.
Our individual success as an organization is rooted in collaboration. The NACo Tech Xchange keeps us connected with counterparts from across the country who I can learn from and leverage – ultimately to bring greater value to our constituents.
– Nate Greenberg, Director, IT, Mono County & Town of Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
I have appreciated the Tech Xchange on many levels. It’s a great forum to gather formal and informal feedback on vendors, new technology, or best practices. Everyone is always willing to share their ideas and feedback.
– Shannon Smith, Chief of Staff, King County, Wash.
The NACo Tech Xchange is the equivalent of having a network of hundreds of technology experts at your fingertips. You can post a question on almost any subject and by the end of the day, multiple responses come back. The amount of time the Tech Xchange saves by putting me directly in touch with subject matter experts is invaluable.
– Terry Ocana, IT Director, Chippewa County, Minn.
The Tech Xchange has been a great asset from the very start. The fastest way to get in touch with a wide range of super talented CIOs and IT Directors. Where else can you go to get such a vast array of experience? One place to find answers to immediate issues/questions. The experiences from large counties to small counties are invaluable. If you have a question, a need or a problem, you have immediate responses and a variety of directions to move. That doesn’t even begin to touch the value of the job descriptions, policies and SOP available to members. (Why reinvent the wheel or who has the time to reinvent.) An all-around great resource!
– Tim Oliver, CIO, Horry County, S.C.
The NACo Tech Xchange is a great place to stay connected with peers in other counties across the U.S. that can help solve common technology challenges as well as stay current with the latest in technology innovations.
– Sybil Gurney, Assistant CIO, Alameda County, Calif.
NACo Tech Xchange Telework Toolkit
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has really placed remote work in the county HR and IT spotlight, necessitating the need even more for a guide on best practices and options in telework. Developed for counties and by counties, this toolkit contains sections on:
- Determining Policy
- Assessing Employee Readiness
- Monitoring the Employee
- Assessing the Remote Environment
- Providing Employee Guidance
- Defining the Process
Templates and other resources are provided to round out the toolkit. This is a guide that can be used across the county and in collaboration with human resources, the technology department and senior level directors of the county.
To gain access, a county must be a member of the NACo Tech Xchange. Please complete the Tech Xchange registration form, providing your county’s main IT contact. NACo staff will respond promptly and provide you with the Telework Toolkit. If you have any questions, contact Rita Reynolds, NACo CTO, at firstname.lastname@example.org