February 2019 / Issue 2
CRCOG Cybersecurity Program
As part of its Cybersecurity Program, CRCOG is pleased to announce the launch of CRCOG's Cybersecurity Services through Novus Insight. CRCOG’s Cybersecurity Services cover diverse needs of all CT municipalities including Network Assessment, Remediation, Maintenance, and Staff Training services.

Through a competitive procurement process, CRCOG has partnered with Novus Insight (a wholly owned subsidiary of Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies) for technological and consulting services. Novus Insight has over 40 employees and has been supporting municipalities since 2008.

CRCOG initiated the Cybersecurity Program in response to the State’s Cybersecurity Action Plan . In addition to the Cybersecurity IT Services, Cybersecurity Model Policies are under development. Once completed, municipalities will have a starting point to create and strengthening their internal cybersecurity policies and action plans.
For more information regarding the CRCOG’s Cybersecurity Program please contact Brian Luther at 860-724-4282 or  bluther@crcog.org .
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD:
Metropolitan Transportation Plan
CRCOG has released a public draft of its 2019 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The plan lays out a vision for the region’s transportation system over the next 25 years. The MTP is a federally-mandated plan that determines the region’s priorities for spending federal transportation funds in the region. As the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), CRCOG develops this plan to form the core of its transportation planning program.
 
This plan will:
·          Identify key transportation goals, policies, and priorities to meet the access and mobility needs of the CRCOG region
·          Identify innovative funding mechanisms to help finance the region’s important transportation priorities
·          Develop a fiscally-constrained implementation plan for the region’s priority transportation projects
·          Incorporate performance based planning and programming requirements
 
CRCOG is seeking public input on the plan and has started a 30-day public comment period. The comment period began on February 20, 2019 and will end on March 21, 2019. 

Comments can be submitted by emailing Tim Malone at: tmalone@crcog.org
You can also obtain a printed copy of the plan from CRCOG’s office.
OTHER CRCOG NEWS
Capitol Region Green Clearinghouse
As an extension of CRCOG’s sustainability work, the Green Clearinghouse serves as a resource center for CRCOG members so they can easily access information to help make their towns more vibrant and sustainable.

Towns can use the Green Clearinghouse micro-site to:
  • Get basic information on a broad range of green topics, including Green Infrastructure, Access and Mobility, Environment, Economic Growth, Affordable Housing and Food Security
  • Discover exciting sustainability projects and programs in communities across our region and beyond
  • Learn about regional efforts and opportunities to collaborate
  • Find model documents and a toolbox

The Green Clearinghouse website also provides a list of upcoming events pertaining to sustainability throughout the region and beyond. For more information on projects, collaboration opportunities and events please visit http://greenregionct.org/ .
Upcoming CRCOG Meetings
February 25, 2019
Transportation Cost Review Sub-Committee Meeting
11:30am-12:00pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
Transportation Committee Meeting
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
February 27, 2019
Ad-Hoc Working Committee on Crumbling Foundations
10:30am-11:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
Policy Board
12:00pm-2:00pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
March 12, 2019
Pike Pedestrian Sub-Committee Meeting
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States