NASCIO Committees

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.

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Issue Statement:  In February, 2016, NASCIO issued a call to action for state IT procurement reform (, which has since been endorsed by the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO). The call to action was in response to a long running dissatisfaction the state IT community has had  with the state IT procurement process (see NASCIO 2015 CIO survey). 

State CIOs assert that states must modernize state procurement laws, rules, processes and practices to align them with IT industry standards and best practices. State CIOs have recommended the procurement process be adjusted to recognize and align with enterprise IT strategies, architecture and standards. States should leverage state buying power through coordinated procurements in order to lower prices, reduce complexity and diversity of IT and increase the visibility of purchases. 

Membership: Open to all state members and corporate partners

Charter Period: The committee will operate under a charter until September 30, 2017

Meeting Schedule: The committee's 2017 meeting schedule is as follows:

  • February: Wednesday, February 8, 2 p.m. ET
  • April: meet at midyear conference
  • June: Wednesday, June 14, 2 p.m. ET
  • August: Wednesday, August 9, 2 p.m. ET
  • October: meet at annual conference
  • December: Wednesday, December 13, 2 p.m. ET


Committee Co-chairs: Shannon Rahming, State of Nevada and John MacMillan, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Staff contact: Meredith Ward
Phone: 859.514.9209

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