Securing States: Modernizing to Attract & Retain Cyber Talent

This publication is a culmination of a partnership between NASCIO and NGA, which started in 2022, to assist states in identifying the concrete actions they can take now to bridge the cybersecurity workforce gap. NASCIO and NGA convened Governors’ policy advisors, state information technology and cybersecurity leaders, workforce professionals and other experts to provide a forum for sharing experiences and best practices. This publication details the current state of play and summarizes the insights aggregated during this meeting, as well as previous related efforts by NASCIO and NGA to facilitate discussion on this topic.

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2023 State and Local Government Technology Forecast: What Lies Ahead?

2023 State and Local Government Tech Forecast: What Lies Ahead?

This annual program, presented by NASCIO and Public Technology Institute, provides an overview of the technology issues that will be impacting state and local governments in the coming year.

We take a brief look at the initial outcomes – and possible lessons learned – from some of the federal grant programs for cyber and broadband and infrastructure investment, and then turn our focus to exploring the strategic opportunities and operational priorities for state and local IT in 2023.

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State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2023

NASCIO conducts a survey of the state CIOs to identify and prioritize the top policy and technology issues facing state government. The CIOs top ten priorities are identified and used as input to NASCIO’s programs, planning for conference sessions, and publications.


2022 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study

This is the 7th biennial study from Deloitte and NASCIO and captures responses from CISOs in all 50 states and three territories about current cybersecurity trends, challenges and opportunities. The survey found that state CISOs throughout the U.S. gained considerable strength and authority over the past few years, as they rapidly migrated government operations and services to a virtual environment and expedited digital transformations to meet the immediate needs of individuals and families. Due to the dedicated efforts of these CISOs, state agencies were able to continue providing high-quality service to their constituents, despite the challenges imposed by a global pandemic.


The 2022 State CIO Survey

The 2022 State CIO Survey, The People Imperative examines key issues related to critical success factors for the state CIO, workforce, enterprise portfolio management and others. The state CIO survey, published annually for the last 13 years, includes responses from 51 state and territory CIOs.


Keynote with Ginger Kerrick | Leadership Lessons from Mission Control

For more than 50 years, NASA’s Mission Control has been pulling off miracles on a regular basis. Ginger Kerrick gives audiences an insider’s look at the values and culture behind NASA’s ability to innovate and keep America’s astronauts safe.
With vivid stories from her own years at the helm of Mission Control, Kerrick celebrates the toughness and vigilance of her teams and offers lessons from her own evolution as a leader. Most importantly, she walks audiences through the wave of revitalization in the ranks of NASA leadership responsible for the successes of the past few decades — from the International Space Station and the Mars Rover to the SpaceX Crew Dragon — showing leaders how they can leverage the Mission Control model in their own organizations to chart a course for growth, resilience and excellence.

Session at the NASCIO 2022 Annual Conference

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State Governments at Risk: 2022 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study

Cybersecurity is consistently ranked as the primary concern for state governments. This session will highlight key findings of the 2022 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study.

Session at the NASCIO 2022 Annual Conference

Presenters: Meredith Ward, Director of Policy and Research, NASCIO | Laura Clark, CIO, Michigan | Jeff Brown, CISO, Connecticut | Srini Subramanian, Principal, Deloitte

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Related Resource: 2022 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study

Insights from the World of Public Sector Leadership: 2022 State CIO Survey

Explore the priorities, perspectives, issues and trends reported by state CIOs. The 2022 State CIO Survey, conducted by NASCIO and Grant Thornton, provides insights into the role of state CIO, including key relationships, business trends and critical policy areas.

Session at the NASCIO 2022 Annual Conference

Presenters: Doug Robinson, Executive Director, NASCIO | Amanda Crawford, Executive Director and CIO, Texas | Tarek Tomes, Commissioner and CIO, Minnesota

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Related Resource: The 2022 State CIO Survey

Keynote by Jack Shaw | Dynamic Digital Transformation for State Governments

Jack has decades of experience helping leaders leverage new technologies to transform their organizations. He integrates his executive experience in industry, technology, and consulting to speak on Innovation, Technology, and the Future. His experience designing, developing, and implementing emerging technologies enables him to explain leading-edge concepts and technologies such as AI, Blockchain, 5G, the Internet of Things, and the Metaverse in easily understood terms. ​

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Application Modernization is an Imperative for State Governments

NASCIO and VMware conducted a study during 2022 on the topic of state government application modernization.  This study included an online survey and detailed individual interviews of state and territorial CIOs.  The report presents findings from this research, key recommendations and a playbook for moving forward with application modernization.


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