NASCIO Issues First Paper in Series on Data Management

LEXINGTON, Ky., Tuesday, October 27 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) today released the first in its series focused on data management. Recognizing the importance of data management in state government, NASCIO established its Data Management Working Group under the auspices of the NASCIO Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee. The working group plans to develop a set of early briefs on making the case for data management and how to get started.

NASCIO has a long history of supporting data management beginning with its Enterprise Architecture Toolkit version 3.0 and subsequently a number of publications on data governance, open data, analytics, cloud services and records management. This latest initiative will add to the portfolio of reports resulting in a developing library of publications, webinars and conference sessions. Data and information are indeed critical assets of government. These assets must be properly exploited to make better decisions and to support collaboration across agencies and jurisdictions.

“We are facing the same issues across all the states in managing our data and information,” said NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson. “We are focusing efforts on data management not only because of our existing investments in data and information, but also in anticipation of the continued growth in data from a host of sources including the Internet of Things.”

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