Privacy Progressing: How the State Chief Privacy Officer Role is Growing and Evolving

This report is the result of a survey of 20 state chief privacy officers in the spring of 2022 and is an update to the previous survey in 2019. The report covers how the role is structured, the background of state CPOs, challenges, resources needed and more. We also offer recommendations for states looking to create or build on the CPO role.

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Diversity and Inclusion: An Essential Element to the State IT Workforce

This publication includes data from a survey of state CIOs on diversity and inclusion in hiring, retention and culture in CIO offices. It also provides interviews with NASCIO corporate members. These conversations were an important component of the project as the private sector generally has well established diversity and inclusion programs that can provide blueprints for states.

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State CIO Top 10 Enterprise Risks for 2022

NASCIO conducts a survey of the state CIOs to identify and prioritize the top policy and technology issues facing state government. These priorities are used as input to NASCIO’s programs, planning for conference sessions, and publications. For 2022, we added a section to our survey that addresses enterprise risk management and asked our state CIOs to pick their top enterprise risks. This is the first year we have compiled such a list. As with the priority strategies and the priority technologies, this list of enterprise risks is anticipated to be a valuable reference for states and the marketplace.

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State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2022

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.

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AI Meets the Moment: How a pandemic has shaped AI adoption in state government and what it means for the future

NASCIO, the Center for Digital Government and IBM jointly released a report entitled, AI Meets the Moment: How a pandemic has shaped AI adoption in state government and what it means for the future. The report explores the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) by states during the COVID-19 pandemic and includes insights from a survey and in-depth interviews with multiple state CIOs and agency leaders. This is a follow up report to one issued by the same organizations in 2019.

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The 2021 State CIO Survey

2021 was a year that continued to be dominated by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this twelfth annual state chief information officer (CIO) survey, we received the perspective of 49 state and territory CIOs on the short- and long-term impact of the pandemic for state CIO organizations. We also received updates from CIOs on many of the traditional topics covered by the survey, including digital transformation, adoption of cloud, emerging technologies and legacy modernization. A major theme of this year’s survey is whether the accelerated pace of state technology and digital services transformation over the past eighteen months will persist beyond the pandemic.

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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: A Resilient and Adaptable State IT Workforce

The publication includes data collected from state CIOs in February and March of 2020 and in January and February 2021 on a snapshot of the pre and mid pandemic state IT workforce. CIO workforce priorities and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic are detailed.

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State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2021

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.

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How will the power of emerging technology help reframe your future?

State CIOs are under increasing pressure to deliver a seamless, digital experience to citizens while providing key IT infrastructure support for state agencies. They will likely be asked to do more with less as state governments face ongoing budget pressure, especially in light of revenue shortfalls related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this survey from NASCIO and EY, we explore how states are (or are not) governing their use of emerging technology, the challenges they face, and what technologies will be most likely used in their states.

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2020 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study – States at Risk: The Cybersecurity Imperative in Uncertain Times

The sixth biennial Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study reflects insights from all 50 states and 1 territory on the CISO’s role and budget, governance, reporting, workforce and operations. The CISOs filled out this year’s survey in May/June 2020—an unprecedented time as the world adjusted to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. State governments responded by moving their enterprise operations, services and employees to a virtual environment, and the study captures COVID-19’s impact on state cyber posture to the extent visible during the early response to the pandemic.

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