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For immediate release: May 1, 2013
Contact: Kayla Leslie

NASCIO Fly-In Brings State CIOs Priorities to Washington


WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Wednesday, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) D.C. Fly-In brought together a delegation of state IT leaders with key federal decision makers. Over 50 State CIOs and state technology policy officials engaged in high-level briefings and roundtable discussions with congressional staff, federal agency officials, and NASCIO strategic partners on significant issues impacting state government technology.

NASCIO members discussed pressing intergovernmental technology policy concerns, including the cybersecurity threat to state governments, grant guidance reform, and the FirstNet Public Safety Broadband Network. “The Fly-In is not just an opportunity for us to learn from our partners at the federal level, but also to provide them with the information they need to harness the power of information technology to modernize government at every level—making it more efficient, effective, and transparent for our citizens,” said Brenda Decker, NASCIO president and CIO for the state of Nebraska.