February 12, 2021
Vaccination Vision: Counties Offer Guidance on Vaccine Rollout
Getting Marylanders vaccinated efficiently and safely is everyone’s top priority. This week, county leaders offered guidance on issues of allocations, communications, and registrations to Governor Hogan and his leadership team. In the meantime, conversations at every level are advancing the roll-out of vaccines and redoubling efforts to reach the most affected communities. The future may bring multi-week allocation announcements – a great step toward reducing canceled appointments arising from their unpredictability. Conduit Street has your coverage on Maryland’s #1 pressing priority.

The most common understanding of excellence is being the best — the best quality; the best service; the best product; the best, period. Among teams today, leaders must drive excellence at the point of preparation so that it’s an ingrained expectation throughout every action the team members take. You must drive excellence in the small things to realize excellence in all things. Read more...
Conduit Street Podcast Corner:

On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast #AfterDark, Kevin Kinnally, Michael Sanderson, and Alex Butler discuss the latest news and notes from Annapolis, including the latest on county concerns about COVID-19 dose allocations, planning for vaccination locations, and the tension between local health departments’ “prioritizing” approach versus private providers’ more open approach; updates on several bills that aim to boost recycling -- including a proposal to establish a statewide bottle deposit program; and efforts to enhance wastewater treatment across Maryland. Listen now.
Listen to any Conduit Street Podcast Episode Online: www.mdcounties.org/Podcast
Counties In Action
Counties celebrate the beauty of snow-covered scenery after winter storm:
Marshall Hall
Herring Run Park
Piney Point
Corporate Partner Corner

Motorola Solutions, a Gold MACo Corporate Partner, announces new solutions around Cybersecurity and Private Long Term Evolution (LTE).
Cybersecurity: Motorola has been monitoring public safety solutions such as mission-critical radio and 9-1-1 infrastructure for 30 years. And for 20 years they have been proving cybersecurity monitoring and patch mitigation to know threats. In 2020 they brought on 2 leaders in cybersecurity, Lunarline and Delta Risk. Motorola now has about 200 dedicated cybersecurity professionals with the ability to assess systems strengths and vulnerabilities, respond and recover systems and most importantly provide insightful training. Their training mantra is “everyone is responsible.”

Private LTE: With the students remotely learning, internet bandwidth for streaming class is a concern many have. Even in the most urban environments, the cost of an internet service provider (ISP) may be too great for families to subscribe to. Motorola has a solution that provides private LTE to school boards, cities, and counties to meet to resolve this. Motorola has the ability to tap into a school, city or county’s internet and broadcast coverage over the air in an average a 1+ mile radius. They work with the local government’s IT department to program modem devices with simple instructions, which then can be delivered to the students in need. Motorola offers an easy to use dashboard allowing administrators to view who has the connection, if there are problems, and the assurance to provide each student the ability to access their remote class. Traditional providers may offer free MiFi’s or open up hotspots, however; when a number of students in a concentrated area try to use that hot spot, the bandwidth is quickly consumed and the students are not able to gain access to their live class. Below are a few examples of how cities and/or counties have partnered with school boards so each can benefit.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides public safety and public service sector integration and communications solutions to the State of Maryland, 16 of its 23 Counties plus the Cities of Baltimore, Salisbury, and Annapolis. Motorola’s portfolio of solutions includes wireless voice and 4G data systems, Computer Aided Dispatch, Records & Jail Management Systems, Mobile Data Software, Mobile Computing Hardware, Citizen Response Management (311) Systems, Wireless Broadband Networks, Video Surveillance Systems, and Interoperability Networks. @MotoSolutions

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