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For immediate release: July 10, 2012
Meghan Penning

NASCIO Releases Leveraging Enterprise Architecture for Improved IT Procurement

LEXINGTON, Ky., Tuesday, July 10, 2012 — Enterprise architecture is a way states can improve and lower costs for IT procurement, according to the latest issue brief, “Leveraging Enterprise Architecture for Improved IT Procurement,” released today by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). The report is available for download on NASCIO’s website at

Due to mounting pressures to balance the fiscal realities in the states, both state CIOs and procurement officials are looking to find ways to save taxpayer dollars. NASCIO, a long-time supporter of an enterprise approach for state IT, believes streamlining IT investments should start with reducing diversity and complexity through standardization.

“To ensure a holistic view, state governments need an enterprise approach for IT procurement,” said Alex Pettit, Oklahoma state chief information officer and co-chair of the NASCIO State IT Procurement Modernization Committee. “State CIOs recognize there needs to be an enterprise approach for delivering IT services more effectively, but also in a way that can create savings through streamlined investments. In Oklahoma, we have had quantifiable savings by using this approach.”

NASCIO would also like to thank the members of the State IT Procurement Modernization Committee, including contributions from TechAmerica and the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), for the valuable insight while formulating the first in a series of guidance briefs.

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers is the premier network and resource for state CIOs and a leading advocate for technology policy at all levels of government. NASCIO represents state chief information officers and information technology executives from the states, territories, and the District of Columbia. The primary state government members are senior officials who have executive level and statewide responsibility for information technology leadership. State officials who are involved in agency level information technology management may participate as state members. Representatives from other public sector and non-profit organizations may also participate as associate members. Private sector firms may join as corporate members and participate in the Corporate Leadership Council. For more information about NASCIO visit

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Chad Grant
Senior Policy Analyst
National Association of State Chief Information Officers
(859) 514-9148

Shawn Vaughn
Membership and Communications Coordinator
National Association of State Chief Information Officers
(859) 514-9156  

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