Maryland - Gaylord National Harbor, May 5-8, 2019
Nashville, TN - JW Marriott , October 13-16, 2019
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.
Interested in volunteering? Complete our Volunteer Interest Form and let us know on which current committee or working group you'd like to serve. A call for volunteers for the next program year will be sent out each November highlighting any changes or additions to the committees/working groups.
*Based on volunteer interest, the NASCIO President will appoint committee members for the 2019 Programs Committee and 2019 Awards Committee. Those asked to serve on the 2019 Programs Committee and 2019 Awards Committee will be contacted by NASCIO staff in December.
The Audit Committee assists the Executive Committee in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to the annual audit of the association's books and records, including selection of the independent auditor and oversight of internal controls over financial management and reporting. The committee is comprised of the secretary-treasurer, who is the chairperson, and two or more members of the Executive Committee appointed by the president.
Staff contact: Lisa Thompson, Deputy Director
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 over 25 consecutive years, NASCIO has honored 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
This committee is made up of state members only. Members of this committee are appointed by the president, and the chair of the committee is the immediate past president.
Staff contact: Doug Robinson, Executive Director
The objective of the NASCIO Programs Committee is to develop relevant and actionable programming that is in line with members’ priorities, in an innovative manner.
The NASCIO Programs Committee is a great avenue for state and corporate members to become more involved in NASCIO and work together to develop outstanding programming for the midyear and annual conferences. The rewards of involvement include networking among members and experiencing the successful fruition of the program development at the conferences. The committee process starts four months prior to the conference – commencing with the development of programming objectives and choosing a theme. This is followed by utilization of conference evaluations and priorities of state CIOs to shape the development of content for the conferences. This includes determining the agenda and session topics, writing abstracts, as well as choosing and inviting presenters and keynote speakers.
Programs Committee members will be set each November for the upcoming program year (i.e. committee members assigned in November 2018 for 2019 program year).
If you have any questions, please contact Emily Lane, the NASCIO Program and Brand Manager
Staff contact: Emily Lane, Program and Brand Manager
group will reside under the auspices of the NASCIO Enterprise Architecture
& Governance Committee and will continue to research trends, strategies and
best practices that are defining the emerging role of the state CIO as a “broker
of services” and building on the work that was started during the 2017/2018
program year. Work products from this
working group will help CIOs, governors, budget directors, procurement
officers, legislators, and other policy makers integrate the state technology
function into government operations in a more strategic manner.
owner/operator model the state CIO was once seen as primarily the purveyor of
hardened data centers, networks and incident response. Today’s technology
organization is now viewed as a business partner playing a strategic role in a state’s agenda. Collaboration, communication skills and business acumen are now
the state CIO attributes sought by governors, high level policy makers, and
legislators. Engaging with customers and understanding the needs of business
units delivering products and services defines a CIO’s ability to deliver
outcomes. In this new era of the IT
leader, the state CIO must manage the complexities of multiple stakeholders, an
ever-changing technology market and customer needs. The state CIO must build a portfolio of
services from multiple-suppliers capable of meeting the needs of customer agencies
in the enterprise while also considering ultimate citizen outcomes. The state CIO must enable service delivery to
citizens in a manner that meets a savvy consumer’s expectations. This constitutes the charge for today’s CIO.
Multi-sourcing Operating Model Leveraging Enterprise
Portfolio Management (EPM), IT Service Management (ITSM), and Multi-sourcing
Visioning and Strategy development and the alignment of Enterprise Portfolio
Management will become more important in guiding the necessary governance
required for managing services. From the
2017 and 2018 State CIO Surveys, states anticipate more partnering and more
To assist that model, states will need to develop the expertise to
manage multiple vendors through the managed service integrator (MSI) model. We’ll continue to explore the recipe for
success in implementing a multi-sourcing operating model incorporating
enterprise portfolio management, contract management, vetting of suppliers,
building a collaborative governance model, and supportive aspects of ITSM. We will leverage learnings from those states
most experienced with multi-sourcing and bring those learnings to the NASCIO
Community via reports, webinars and conference sessions.
The 2018 State CIO Survey presents the most significant barriers to
progress toward formalized multisourcing.
The committee will explore best approaches for overcoming these
Meeting Schedule: TBD
Working Group Co-chairs: TBD
Staff contact: Eric Sweden
Enterprise planning and architecture is intended to be a management discipline for establishing strategic intent for state government through appropriate governance and then ensuring that intent is achieved through organization, business processes, and technology. Proper governance provides the path to ensure effective strategic intent. Enterprise architecture provides the operating discipline to ensure traceability from strategic business intent to the necessary capabilities that enable that intent. This approach ensures that state initiatives are aligned with overall strategy and assists state CIOs in making sound decisions for managing information-related assets. NASCIO’s EA & G program is in place to assist state CIOs in effectively applying enterprise architecture discipline and best practices for evaluating, planning, and implementing projects, programs and management initiatives. NASCIO promotes enterprise architecture as the foundational approach for guiding the transformation of government. Integrated within Enterprise Architecture is Enterprise Portfolio Management which provides a continual view into the enterprise as well as its strategic relationships and value chains. Consider Enterprise Portfolio Management as a dynamic “situation room.”
Given this description of enterprise architecture, it must be understood that EA is a management approach that touches every aspect of state government. Building awareness and depth of knowledge among our member CIOs will greatly contribute to NASCIO’s goal to advance the state CIO as a key member of the leadership team. The CIO is enabled as a key strategist and business leader leveraging the discipline of EA in every policy decision impacting organization, business processes, investment, and citizen outcomes.
As in the past, the EA & G program committee will plan its initiatives to support and align with the NASCIO strategic plan, the top ten priorities established at the NASCIO Annual Conference, and the Annual State CIO Surveys conducted in partnership with Grant Thornton and TechAmerica.
Meeting Schedule: The committee meets the second Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm Eastern.
Co-Chairs: Dr. Craig Orgeron, State of Mississippi and Eric Boyette, State of North Carolina
Staff Contact: Eric Sweden
The National Innovation Forum will be a community of interest for NASCIO state members interested in learning more about innovative technologies, initiatives and processes at the state government level. The forum will provide strategic alignment to goals and objectives of state members where they may share best practices, examples, ideas and showcase real world manifestations of innovative projects.
Meeting Schedule: The forum meets on the second Wednesday of every month at Noon Eastern
Committee Chair: Todd Kimbriel, State of Texas; Mike Hussey, State of Utah
Staff contact: Amy Glasscock
Issue Statement: To preserve government's ability to serve citizens, state CIOs must help protect state IT systems and services, while preserving the privacy of personal and sensitive information within those systems. State governments meet this obligation in the context of the larger IT network that interconnects state, local, and federal systems and allows direct citizen interaction with government programs and services through the Internet. A major focus is integration and coordination of federal, state, local government, and private sector efforts that further a national cyber security agenda.
Goals and Objectives: Support NASCIO's strategic objective of protecting the information technology infrastructure of the twenty-first century.
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.
To learn more about work products of the Cybersecurity Committee, click here.
Meeting Schedule: The committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm Eastern.
Committee Chair: Kirk Lonbom, State of Illinois
Staff contact: Meredith Ward
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.
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-chairs: Jennifer Davis, State of Arkansas and Rich Kliethermes, State of Missouri