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April 28, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Tuesday, April 28, 2015 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has awarded Governor John Kasich, state of Ohio, with the association’s 2015 NASCIO Technology Champion (NTC) award. Kasich received recognition at the 2015 NASCIO Midyear Conference in Alexandria, Va. for his leadership in IT policy, initiatives, and practices.
April 16, 2015
March 26, 2015
LEXINGTON, Ky., March 26, 2015 – In July of last year, the state of California launched a service that marked a dramatic shift in the way that state governments procure and provide cloud services to their consumers. This offering is the subject of a new case study published jointly today by the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).
March 5, 2015
LEXINGTON, Ky., Thursday, March 5 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released a brief focusing on state CIO/IT partner relationships today. The NASCIO Corporate Leadership Council (a committee made up of NASCIO’s corporate members) interviewed State CIOs in 2014 to research best practices for IT partners when engaging with state CIOs.
Given today’s fiscal environment, states are turning to their IT partners to provide cost-effective delivery of citizen services. This brief focuses on the best strategies for IT partners to engage with state CIOs while building successful business relationships.
“As states face increasingly complex and often time-sensitive challenges, having an ecosystem of reliable and capable information technology partners is an imperative for success. Those CIOs and IT partners that work together to share ideas, best practices and emerging technologies are best...
January 22, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., Tuesday, January 21 -- The National Association of State Chief Information Officer’s (NASCIO) announced its 2015 federal advocacy priorities today. Cybersecurity is NASCIO’s top federal advocacy priority for 2015, followed by continuing to modernize federal regulations that hold back state innovation, and broadband projects for the public safety community and students.
More specifically, NASCIO will focus its advocacy for the year in the following areas:
1. Cybersecurity: Securing Public Networks, Readying the Nation
2. Modernize Outdated Federal Regulations Impacting State IT
3. Building a Sustainable Nationwide Public Safety Network
4. Collaboration on Broadband and Telecommunications
Fact sheets and additional details on the NASCIO’s 2015 federal advocacy priorities can be found at www.nascio.org/advocacy.
December 19, 2014
LEXINGTON, KY. Friday, December 19, 2014 – The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) President Stu Davis, chief information officer for the State of Ohio, released the following statement regarding congressional action on cybersecurity legislation:
“NASCIO’s members are very pleased that the 113th Congress was able to take substantial and meaningful steps to secure our nation’s cyber infrastructure before adjourning. Cybersecurity remains the number one priority of state CIOs. The passage of the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 (S. 1353), National Cybersecurity Protection Act of 2014 (S. 2519), and Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (S. 2521) will help develop the nation’s cyber workforce, codify crucial cybersecurity activities in the executive branch, and initiate much-needed reforms to outdated government data security regulations that currently create red tape and little else for...
December 10, 2014
Funding: The Drive Wheel for Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration
LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, December 10 — Increasing the quality and availability of citizen services through collaborative enterprise-wide and cross-enterprise collaboration is motivated by achieving a citizen centric outcome, a comprehensive view of the citizen, and organizing with consideration to life events, according to a report released today by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). This motivation includes goals for increasing efficiency, effectiveness and capacity. The key to reaching outcomes is gaining initial and sustained funding. An “outcomes based” business case that fully accounts for all costs will help secure the necessary funding. The report, “Funding: The Drive Wheel for Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration,” focuses on funding options. Visit
November 5, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, November 5, 2014. The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) a National Justice Information Sharing Initiative grant to advance best practices in cyber incidence response planning and the use of cyber analytics at the state government level.
The award, in the amount of $100,000, continues the partnership begun in 1998 between NASCIO and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to advance enterprise architecture and information sharing in the states.
“Cybersecurity remains a top priority for state CIOs and CISOs as well as governors,” said Stu Davis, NASCIO president and Ohio chief information officer. “Our 2014 State CIO Survey presents a clear picture of the current cyber threat landscape as well as the most significant challenges states are facing in protecting state applications and citizen data....