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For immediate release: September 26, 2018
Contact: Kayla Leslie

The State CIO Top Ten - More Than a List, Taking a Fresh Look

 

LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, September 26, 2018— The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has released a second report in a series on the topic of “multisourcing” presenting a relationship between the forces of change from the first report and the NASCIO Top Ten.  

NASCIO is conducting research this year on the topic of multisourcing and the bringing together of multiple service providers, both internal and external, using a new operating model.  The forces of change presented in the first in this series is the anchor point for this second report.  The forces of change essentially are driving states toward a set of priorities as reflected in the NASCIO State CIO Top Ten Priority Strategies, Management Processes and Solutions.  NASCIO’s research project is intended to help forge the way forward to provide best practices and a maturity assessment to assist states in managing a multisourcing environment. 

Dr. Craig Orgeron, Co-Chair of the NASCIO Enterprise Architecture & Governance Committee and Chief Information Officer for the State of Mississippi stated, “The State CIO Top Ten Priorities that is published each year is more than a list. It presents the pulse of the states, what is surfacing to the top from across all the states and territories as they anticipate and respond to the various forces of change.  In this paper we’re discussing that relationship between these forces and state priorities as reflected in the NASCIO Top Ten.”

“The actual forces of change can be somewhat different from state to state.  Each state has their own unique political forces, organizational dynamics, and reporting structure that constitute the specific forces of change we generalize in our model,” stated Eric Boyette, Co-Chair of the NASCIO Enterprise Architecture & Governance Committee and Chief Information Officer for the State of North Carolina. “The Top Ten State CIO Priorities helps rationalize all of these specific forces into a set of common priorities we can work on together at a national level.” 

The report is available for download at NASCIO.org/ResourceCenter. NASCIO will be releasing a final report at the NASCIO Annual Conference in October 2018. 

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