NASCIO Committees

The important work of NASCIO is conceived and executed by business and operating committees comprised of volunteer members and supported by association staff. In addition to the Executive Committee, NASCIO has operating committees and ad hoc issues committees and working groups that report to the Executive Committee.

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Operating Committees

Successful information technology initiatives in state government deserve to be highlighted and shared in order to promote innovation, foster better government and engage citizens. For the 23rd consecutive year, NASCIO is honoring achievements in the public sector through its Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology.

The Awards Committee is charged with determining the awards winners in ten submission categories. Committee members review and score nominations and then recommend award finalists and recipients. Being a member on this committee is a great avenue to network with other members, gain knowledge regarding state technology projects through the review process and ultimately honor outstanding state technology initiatives.

Meeting Schedule: The committee will meet as needed.

Staff contact: Emily Lane, Program and Brand Manager
Phone: 859.514.9167

Committees and Working Groups

Issue Statement: In February, 2016, NASCIO issued a call to action for state IT procurement reform (, which has since been endorsed by the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO). The call to action was in response to a long running dissatisfaction the state IT community has had  with the state IT procurement process (see NASCIO 2015 CIO survey). 

State CIOs assert that states must modernize state procurement laws, rules, processes and practices to align them with IT industry standards and best practices. State CIOs have recommended the procurement process be adjusted to recognize and align with enterprise IT strategies, architecture and standards. States should leverage state buying power through coordinated procurements in order to lower prices, reduce complexity and diversity of IT and increase the visibility of purchases. 

Membership: Open to all state members and corporate partners

Charter Period: The committee will operate under a charter until September 30, 2016

Meeting Schedule: The committee's 2016 meeting schedule is as follows:


  • Wednesday, January 13 @ 2 pm Eastern
  • Wednesday, March 9 @ 2 pm Eastern
  • Meeting at the NASCIO Midyear Conference (May 2-4, Baltimore) TBD
  • Wednesday, July 13 @ 2 pm Eastern
  • Meeting at the NASCIO Annual Conference (Sept. 18-21, Orlando) TBD
  • Wednesday, November 9 @ 2 pm Eastern


Committee Co-chairs: Gale Given, State of West Virginia

Staff contact: Meredith Ward
Phone: 859.514.9209

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