IA Launches The SITARA Map Assessing U.S. States’ And Territories’ Cybersecurity Posture And IT Modernization Efforts


IA’s SITARA map—which shows that state governments have a solid cybersecurity foundation and are making strides in improving IT modernization efforts—examines cloud-first initiatives, measures digital service innovation, and tracks cyber security efforts, among other valuable metrics.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.24.21

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. They’re not sexy but the success of any technology project depends on the thoroughness of the requirements process, says Fionta. Skip down to the list of free webinars if you prefer takeout.


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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.5.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… When I was in charge of getting a new AMS back at my old association, I had no idea how to approach selection and implementation. They walk you through some of the fundamental steps of AMS selection, including the RFP (and RFI) process. Membership for most is an online experience, but your local chapters and affiliates offer the luxury of “human engagement.”

With First Convention, Food Truck Group Finds Its Road to the Future

Associations Now

Its original mission largely accomplished, the association for food truck operators in the DC region needed a new sense of purpose. One of the missions of the national association is to support new food truck associations as they form,” he said. For example, late last year I made a couple of trips down to Hampton Roads, Virginia, where there were some trucks who were interested in getting organized.

Net Neutrality Ruling Draws Strong Response From Industry, Activist Groups

Associations Now

Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit yesterday struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s so-called net neutrality rules , which required that internet service providers (ISPs) treat all web traffic equally. The internet creates new jobs, new technologies, and new ways of communicating around the globe,” Beckerman said. Yet, the continued success of this amazing platform should not be taken for granted.

Tech and Safety Groups Differ on Navigation App Regulation

Associations Now

While technology groups tout the benefits of map apps, auto-safety organizations say cellphone use on the road is dangerous—no matter the function. Congress and federal watchdogs are turning their attention to the likes of Google Maps and other mobile phone navigation offerings. And the CEO of GeoToll, which makes a mobile toll-payment app, suggested in The Hill earlier this year that regulators may overreach. The State of Distracted Driving.

Parsing Common Core: An Education Program Under Fire

Associations Now

“Many are contemplating retirement, more are under doctors’ care for stress and anxiety, all fear retaliation for speaking their mind about what is happening in their districts, their schools, and their classrooms.” ” The state-led education standards program formed with the help of two associations is facing criticism and charges of government overreach into the schools. According to CoreStandards.org, 45 states, the District of Columbia, four U.S.

DACA Rollback: Groups Pledge to Help Dreamers, Push for Legislative Solution

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91 % The percentage of DACA recipients who are employed, according to recent data from the Mark Zuckerberg-backed pro-immigration group FWD.us. The controversial decision by President Donald Trump puts Dreamers in a challenging position, but a variety of groups have pledged to support and assist the 800,000 children of undocumented immigrants affected by the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.