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NASCIO Receives U.S. Department of Justice Grant

On September 23, 2009, NASCIO was informed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, that the association was awarded a FY09 National Justice Information Sharing Initiative grant. The award, in the amount of $250,000 will support activities and products to advance justice information sharing at the state government level. This continues the partnership that began in 1998 between NASCIO and the Bureau of Justice Assistance to advance Enterprise Architecture and information sharing in the states.

The awarded grant proposal contains three major objectives for the upcoming program year:

  • Advance information sharing through broader adoption of NIEM
  • Evaluate state government justice information sharing capabilities and develop Calls to Action to further advance those capabilities
  • Maintain an expertise center for states in enterprise architecture providing management guidance and consultation which focus on data architecture and governance

NASCIO's EA program begins its 12th year as an expertise center in enterprise architecture. Its publications have become references for academia, government and industry enterprise architecture programs world wide. Visit for additional information or to view program deliverables.

Statewide ERP Implementations

Gartner surveyed NASCIO state members to determine the current status in the states and capture critical success factors and lessons learned. "This survey generated a strong response from the states and valuable research results. We had a knowledge gap on statewide ERP implementations, so I'm confident our state CIOs will find these results extremely beneficial," said Doug Robinson, NASCIO Executive Director.

This national survey, "Trends in Statewide ERP Implementations", is available to Gartner clients and state members only with restricted access to NASCIOshare. In addition, the survey results will be presented and discussed in a Discovery Discussion session at the NASCIO Annual Conference on Tuesday, October 27.

NASCIO Advocates for State Data Transparency

NASCIO released a report, "A Call to Action for State Government - Guidance for Opening the Doors to State Data", a publication to help state governments get started with data transparency portals. Transparency initiatives and websites are proliferating across government and industry globally. One aspect of the transparency trend is broader access to government data. This guidance presents the value proposition along with principles and guidance on how states should move forward. The report is available at:

Honoring Corporate Membership Longevity

Corporate members play a vital role in the association's success and we are grateful for their continued commitment to NASCIO. For the following companies, 2009 marks a significant milestone in their membership. These members will be recognized with a longevity award at the Annual Conference in Austin on Tuesday, October 27.

Fifteen Years
  • Information Builders
  • Oracle

Ten Years
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Entrust
  • Motorola

Five Years
  • CDW-G
  • e.Republic
  • FedSources
  • Informatica
  • Juniper Networks

Saddling up for the Annual Conference in Austin

NASCIO's 2009 Annual Conference is only a few days away. The event will be held October 25-28 at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas. To date representatives from 48 states and territories including 41 state CIOs are registered to attend the conference.

The event, themed Information Technology Fuels the Future of Government, begins with a keynote address by Bill Bishop, author of The Big Sort, who will draw on historic, economic, social and political trends to explore how Americans have been sorting themselves over the past three decades into homogeneous communities - and the implications of these trends on government. We will wrap up the conference on Wednesday morning with a Closing Keynote Address by Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra.

Conference sessions will focus on Consolidation and Governance, Transparency Initiatives, the Future of IT and Cyber Security Education and Awareness. Afternoon Discovery Discussions will provide opportunities to explore a wide range of issues in an interactive small group setting. These topics include: ARRA, Broadband, Data Governance, ERP, GIS and more. For the complete conference agenda, click here.

Visit the Annual Conference Virtual Resource Center for the most up-to-date resources including educational video presentations, whitepapers, research briefs and other educational materials provided by the Annual Conference sponsors. Don't forgot -- Friday, October 23 is the last opportunity to submit your name for the iPodô nano prize drawing. We will announce the winner at the Conference on October 27.

Wednesday, October 21 is the FINAL DAY TO REGISTER ONLINE. Registration will reopen onsite on September 25, but registration rates will be higher.

Corporate Leadership Council to Convene at the Annual Conference

NASCIO's Corporate Leadership Council (CLC), which represents all corporate members, will meet prior to the Annual Conference on Sunday, October 25 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas. Speakers include, Stephen Fletcher, State of Utah CIO, Kyle Schafer, State of West Virginia CTO and Ken Theis, State of Michigan CIO. All corporate members registered for the conference are invited to join the meeting. Contact Shawn Karrick at or (859) 514-9156 with questions.

NASCIO Continues to Support National Cyber Security Awareness Month

NASCIO joins other national organizations in recognizing October 2009 as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. As resources for the states, NASCIO has launched an informational website and produced a compendium of state of cyber security awareness examples. The National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) have promotional materials, educational toolkits and other resources available for download. To find out more about promoting National Cyber Security Awareness Month, please visit and

NASCIO In The News

  • American City and County -White House Observers National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • CivSource - Cyber Security and the States
  • GCN - NASCIO Calls for State Versions of the Federal Data.Gov Portal
  • Government Technology - NASCIO Receives DOJ Grant for State-Level Justice Information Sharing
  • Government Technology - NASCIO Recommends State Data Transparency Sites
  • Government Technology - Four Common Pitfalls to Avoid in Shared Services Programs
  • Red Orbit - US Offers Guidance to Boost Cyber Security At Home and Work
  • Stony Brook University - NASCIO Supports October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • The Whitehouse Blog - NASCIO's Cyber Security Resource Page is highlighted in the White House blog entry on Cyber Security Awareness Month

CIO Transitions

District of Columbia

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty announced the appointment of Bryan Sivak as Chief Technology Officer for the District of Columbia on October 13. Bryan has over 15 years of experience in building software and internet technologies and developing business practices.


Brian Rawson, State of Texas, has resigned as Executive Director of the state's Department of Information Resources (DIR) and has moved to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) where he will serve as its Director of Statewide Data Initiatives. Karen Robinson, Director of Administration and Technology for Texas Governor Rick Perry, will serve as the interim state CTO.

Members In The News

Several state CIOs are listed among the Information Week's Government CIO 50: Driving Change in the Public Sector
  • Stephen Fletcher, NASCIO Vice President and State of Utah CIO
  • Gopal Khanna, NASCIO President and State of Minnesota CIO
  • Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, State of New York CIO
  • Teri Takai, NASCIO Executive Committee Member and State of California CIO
  • Ken Theis, NASCIO Executive Committee Member and State of Michigan CIO


Chad Kirkpatrick, State of Arizona CIO, discusses the state's new web portal designed to be more citizen friendly and easier for businesses to work with the state


Teri Takai, State of California CIO, issued a statement on the $2.3 million in stimulus funding for the states broadband mapping and planning


Dugan Petty, State of Oregon CIO, talks data center consolidation and how those efforts helped reduce the state's energy consumption


South Dakota CIO, Otto Doll and Governor Rounds support October as Cyber Security Month

New Members

NASCIO would like to welcome KST Data, Inc. and Troux Technologies as new corporate members.

Committee & Work Group Updates

The NASCIO Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee is asking the membership for case studies describing the use of business analytics in government decision making. This includes examples of employing predictive analytics. Please contact Eric Sweden at or 859-514-9189 to share your examples.

The NASCIO Enterprise Architecture & Governance Committee is also looking for examples of successful implementations of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) in justice to non-justice collaborative information exchanges. Please contact Eric Sweden at or 859-514-9189 to share your examples.

The Federal Cost Allocation and Regulatory Reform Working Group is currently developing a Matrix that will highlight state examples of challenges they face in regards to A-87 and other federal rules requirements. The goal for completion is November 2009. For more information, please contact Stephanie Jamison at

NASCIO: Making Connections

Gopal Khanna, State of Minnesota CIO and NASCIO President, spoke on a panel, "Securing our Digital Future" at the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security event on October 1 in Washington DC. Pam Walker, NASCIO Director of Government Affairs, was also in attendance.

Stephen Fletcher, State of Utah CIO and NASCIO Vice President spoke at the futureGov Summit in Bali, Indonesia on October 7-9, 2009.

Doug Robinson, NASCIO Executive Director:
  • Moderated and spoke at the Texas Opportunity Online Summit on October 7-8 in San Antonio, TX

Eric Sweden, NASCIO Senior Enterprise Architect:
  • Spoke at the 2009 NIEM National Training Event in Baltimore, MD September 30 - October 2. All of the presentations for this conference are available at

Pam Walker, NASCIO Director of Government Affairs:
  • TechAmerica Cyber Security Event, Washington DC

Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Committee Calls

  • Security and Privacy Committee - Tuesday, October 20 at 1:00 pm
  • Executive Committee - Sunday, October 25 from 8:30 - 10:00 am CT Hilton - Austin, Texas and Thursday, November 12 at 2:00 pm ET
  • Corporate Leadership Council - Sunday, October 25 at 4:30 pm CT Hilton - Austin, Texas and Wednesday, November 18 at 4:00 pm ET
  • Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee - Thursday, November 19 at 2:00 pm ET

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