DIR Town Hall: COVID-19 Series, Technology and Procurement (Virtual, 11am)

​First in a series of town hall-type presentations DIR will facilitate during the COVID-19 situation. Look out for more on this series coming soon.

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Location & Hours

Start Time:
Apr 09 2020
11:00 AM
End Time:
Apr 09 2020
12:00 PM

Thursday April 9th, 11:00-12:00 CDT |Webinar/Virtual Town Hall|

DIR COVID19 Series - Technology and Procurement Slide Deck (PDF|1.46MB) | Recording

While institutions of higher education are welcome to join, the information presented will apply mostly to state agencies.

In response to the COVID-19, or Coronavirus, agencies are leveraging more options for remote access for their staff. The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) understands you may have some questions that need immediate answers for your remote access environment.

Join us for a virtual presentation and town hall where we will provide information on the technology solutions and considerations most urgent for the situation at hand. We will also give you time to ask your procurement and technology specific questions.

Note: This is one of a series of town hall-type presentations DIR will facilitate during the COVID-19 situation. Look out for more on this series coming soon.

DIR is continually updating our COVID-19 webpage with cybersecurity and IT information to help you meet the needs of those you serve: www.dir.texas.gov/covid19

Resources on DIR's COVID-19 webpage include:

  • Cooperative Contracts for Remote Access and Remote Learning Tools, Products and Services- a streamlined list of teleconferencing, videoconferencing, meeting tools, and learning and training services to support remote access
  • Cyber Hygiene for Remote Access and Work- cybersecurity practices everyone should consider for working remotely
  • Best Practices for Remote Access- including tips for conducting open meetings remotely and best practices for virtual engagements
  • Additional Resources- a catalogue to other agencies and publications relating to COVID19, information technology, and cybersecurity