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You'll discover innovative ideas and strategies to help you be a public-sector change agent.


About Day One

On day one, we explored cloud technology, reflected on what we've learned from a year when cybersecurity attacks against the public sector soared, and discused some of the major initiatives happening at the national level. 

Day 1 Events

9:00 - 9:50 am ET

Cybersecurity Is a Team Sport

David Rushmer, Blackpoint; Jason Franks, Mission Critical Partners; additional speakers to be announced

Every public-sector organization is at serious risk of a cyberattack, and everyone has a role to play in safeguarding networks, systems, and devices. Cybersecurity experts will discuss policies, procedures, insurance requirements, and training regimens that will improve your operational resilience.

10:00 - 10:45 am ET

Keynote with Law Enforcement Expert Nola Joyce

Nola Joyce, Independent Consultant

Joyce, an independent public safety consultant and MCP board member, will explore the challenges facing law enforcement agencies today, as well as how law enforcement response can be reimagined.

11:00 - 11:50 am ET

Update on Major 911 Initiatives Happening at the National Level

Kate Elkins, National 911 Program; Harriet Rennie-Brown, NASNA; and Jackie Mines, Mission Critical Partners

This discussion will explore projects that are underway to: a) improve emergency communications interoperability; b) build a national 911 data system; c) establish interoperability between CAD systems nationwide, and more.

12:00 - 12:50 pm ET

How to Build Policies and Procedures Around Cybersecurity for All Personnel

David F. Jones; Chris Faircloth; and Jason Franks, Mission Critical Partners; and Richard Osborne and Matt Yates, Secure Halo

As a government organization, you can’t make smart security investments, including those that go beyond IT hardware and software. In this session, we will discuss how to build effective policies and procedures to stay ahead of cybersecurity threats.

1:00 - 1:50 pm ET

The Current State of CAD

Jim Jarvis, Motorola; Greg Middleton, Central Square; John Whitehead, Hexagon; Bob Scott and Jack Dougherty, Mission Critical Partners

Learn about critical trends that impact computer-aided dispatch systems, including cloud-hosted solutions, browser-based systems, handheld applications, location services, the evolution of CAD mapping, and more.

1:00 - 1:50 pm ET

Catch the Funding Wave: Strategies for Securing a Broadband Grant

Eric Caddy and Scott Neal, Mission Critical Partners
Many communities across America have unmet needs regarding the availability of sufficient broadband internet. This session will discuss strategies to expand broadband in your community, tapping into today's unprecedented federal funding opportunity.
2:00 pm ET

Keynote with MCP's Darrin Reilly

Darrin Reilly, MCP President and CEO

During this live keynote, Darrin Reilly will discuss his vision regarding how to improve emergency response and justice outcomes, the biggest initiatives in 2022 that will pave the way for government organizations nationwide.

3:00 pm ET

Public Safety Challenges with Recruiting, Hiring, and Retention

Bonnie Maney and Howard Miller, Mission Critical Partners

Government organizations and their personnel are suffering from a nationwide acute staffing shortage. Subject-matter experts will explain the root causes of the shortage, and present strategies for addressing it that every organization can utilize.

4:00 - 4:45 pm ET

Hybrid & Remote Hearings - Considerations for Sustaining Court and Justice Operations

Judge Michael Browne, Hennepin County, Minn; Kathy Hoyle, State of Minnesota Board of Public Defense;  Nancy Crandall, Justice Connection; Ani Dave, Tech Unicorn; and Shay Cleary, Mission Critical Partners

A variety of situations exist whereby it is prudent that certain participants — in-custody defendants, witnesses, attorneys, and jurors — in a court hearing are not required to appear at the courthouse. Hybrid and remote hearings are the answer, and subject-matter experts will explore in this session the technological and procedural implications of employing the strategy.

4:00 - 4:45 pm ET

What's New in the World of Drones?

Charles Werner, DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance; John Eberhardt, Advanced Technology Applications

Unmanned aerial vehicles, aka drones, increasingly are finding utility in the public sector, and the use cases seemingly are increasing daily. This session will examine the technological, operational, and governance evolution of these devices that promise to reshape how the government serves the public .


MCP Career Fair

In this all-day event, you can speak with an MCP Talent Management Specialist, participate in a pre-screen for MCP, and learn what life is like at Mission Critical Partners.

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