October 5


The American Rescue Plan Act provides once-in-a-generation funding for Texas state agencies to address pressing technology modernization needs and strengthen resilience. The decisions state leaders make today to prioritize the use of ARPA funds will have a long-term impact on the future of public safety, transportation, disaster response and other vital functions.

On Oct. 5, Government Technology will host a live webcast created specifically for Texas state agencies on the use of ARPA funds to improve communications and connectivity, modernize IT systems and strengthen information security. Join us for in-depth information on how your agency can access key funding streams to meet today’s critical needs and prepare for the future.



Joe Morris

Deputy Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic

Joe Morris is the Deputy Chief Innovation Officer and a national keynote speaker on issues, trends and drivers impacting state and local government and education. He has authored publications and reports on funding streams, technology investment areas and public-sector priorities, and has led roundtables, projects and initiatives focused on issues within the public sector. Joe has conducted state and local government research with e.Republic since 2007 and knows the ins and outs of government on all levels. He received his Bachelor of Arts in government and international relations from the California State University, Sacramento.


Dustin Haisler — Moderator

Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic

Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer of Government Technology's parent company e.Republic. Previously the finance director and later CIO for Manor, Texas, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. As Chief Innovation Officer, Haisler has a strategic role to help shape the company’s products, services and future direction. Primarily, he leads e.Republic Labs, a market connector created as an ecosystem to educate, accelerate and ultimately scale technology innovation within the public sector.