NASCIO Committees

The important work of NASCIO is conceived and executed by business and operating committees comprised of engaged 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.

One of the best ways to get involved in NASCIO is by actively participating in the committees and working groups. Interested in participating? Complete our Interest Form and let us know where you'd like to be involved. You are welcome to join a committee or working group throughout the program year however, a call for participants will be sent out each November highlighting any changes or additions to the committees/working groups for the next year. 

 *Based on volunteer interest expressed in November the NASCIO President will appoint committee members for the 2019 Programs Committee and 2019 Awards Committee. Those designated to serve on the 2019 Programs Committee and 2019 Awards Committee will be contacted by NASCIO staff in December. 

Operating Committees

Committees and Working Groups

Operating as a subcommittee of the Cybersecurity Committee, the Privacy and Data Protection Working Group will be a forum to discuss relevant issues in the states and to encourage state governments to create scalable tools and solutions for data protection. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, privacy practices and policies with respect to electronic communications, cloud services, location tracking, automatic license plate readers, unmanned aerial vehicles and IoT. The expected format is a sharing of best practices by states, presentations from chief privacy officers and information from other privacy professionals.

The committee focuses on the intersection between security and privacy to help state CIOs formulate high-level security and data protection policies and technical controls to secure the states' information systems and protect the personal and sensitive information within them. The committee monitors new security and privacy threats created by emerging technologies, as well as federal privacy and security legislation for collateral impact on the states. The committee fulfills NASCIO's goals of strengthening state CIOs' awareness of important IT issues and promoting the sharing of best practices, experiences and expertise.

Meeting Schedule: The Working Group will have monthly meetings by conference call or webinar the last Wednesday of each month at 3:00pm ET. Issue brief(s)on relevant topics may be developed at the discretion of the working group.

Committee Co-chair: Jennifer Davis, State of Arkansas

Staff contact: Amy Glasscock 
Phone: 859.514.9148 
E-mail: [email protected]

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