Crisis Response Initiative

Equipping state and local leaders with tactics and resources to respond in a crisis.

A selection of industry resources chosen for you by the Initiative Sponsors.

IBM Services for Contact Tracing

Gain residents' trust now to quickly and safely reopen your economy.


Virtual Assistant for Answering COVID-19 Questions

To help agencies address COVID-19 situations, this specifically designed virtual assistant is pre-loaded to understand and respond to common questions, directly leveraging CDC guidance. Additionally, agencies can customize unique intents leveraging other important information to quickly help citizens get answers and stay informed.


Free Online Elastic Training: Anytime, Anywhere, On-Demand

We are offering a variety of on-demand Elastic training courses for free - featuring 11 titles that span observability, security, and Elastic Stack administration. If you haven't tried one of our self-paced courses yet, now is the perfect time to find out why so many people have shifted their learning preference from in-class to online.


Government 2.0 for Constituents and Businesses

The current COVID-19 crisis has introduced several unique challenges that governments suddenly have to negotiate. These new challenges are accelerating the need to digitize government so it can continue functioning at a time when citizens and businesses need more support and services than ever.


Risk-Based Vulnerability Management: The Best Way to Prioritize

Security teams are dealing with more vulnerabilities than they can handle. Spreading these limited resources too thin can quickly lead to inefficiency and burnout. Don't waste precious time remediating vulnerabilities that pose little to no risk.


Secure Remote Workers

Right now, the abrupt shift towards massively supporting remote workers creates a series of security challenges — keeping your business running in a very different environment or at a greater scale than ever before. This is putting a sudden strain on both your security and IT teams who are being tasked with quickly providing support for an unprecedented number of offsite workers and their devices — without compromising security.


Ensure Your Agency's Missions are Enabled in a Cloud Smart, Zero Trust World

When dealing with cloud applications, the leading metric for success and productivity is user experience. So it’s not surprising that while 30 percent of IT Departments say they have hit roadblocks with their cloud efforts in delivering business and mission value, even more are concerned about delivering a quality cloud user experience. Now, more than ever, your agency’s network is critical to your organizational and mission success.