North Country Fall Seminar 2020

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Friday, November 13, 2020 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm | Virtual Seminar 

What's New in Procurement at NYS OGS? (1:10 PM to 2:00 PM)

If your entity purchases off State contract this session from the NYS Office of General Services is for you!  Learn about how NYS OGS is incorporating additional functionality into their eMarketplace, what has been revamped in their Vehicle Marketplace and get details on their brand-new contracts for things like community solar and media buying services.  Also get an early look at some of the contracts OGS will be soliciting for over the next couple of quarters.

1 CPE Specialized Knowledge (Gov't) | 1 GFI Elective Credit

Heidi Langley, Fleet Team Leader 
Susan Bixby, eMarketplace Team Leader

NYS Office of General Services  

Impacts of the Pandemic on FOIL, OML and Your Local Government (2:10 PM to 3:00 PM):

Since the onset of the State of Emergency declared in New York in March, the Governor has issued several Executive Orders impacting Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests and the Open Meetings Law. These impact all local governments and school districts.  Learn the latest from the NYS Committee on Open Government on FOIL and OML and get your questions answered.   

1 CPE Specialized Knowledge (Gov't)  | 1 GFI Elective Credit

Shoshanah Bewlay, Executive Director 
Kristin O'Neill, Assistant Director

NYS Committee on Open Government

Cybersecurity, the Remote Workforce and Risk Assessment: Your Entity's Responsibilities (3:10 PM to 4:00 PM)

For the time being, most entities are still having a percentage of their workforce work remotely.  This has had anticipated and unintended affects on the handling of sensitive and proprietary information, whether it be internal or taxpayer/client data.  This session will address some best practices from the field on how to keep your entity's core functions operating while assessing and protecting from the potential technological risks of working remotely.

1 CPE Specialized Knowledge (Gov't) | 1 GFI Elective Credit

Michael Cross, Security Consultant - Penetration Tester

William Veit, Senior Security Consultant

FoxPointe Solutions, a Division of The Bonadio Group




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  • GFI- Credit can be earned from both live and recordings of the program.


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November 13th, 2020 1:00 PM through  4:00 PM
The Comfort of Your Home or Office, NY
Event Fee(s)
Seminar Fee
Member $ 40.00
Non-Member $ 40.00