NASCIO Launches State CIOs Make a Difference Campaign

Jim Smith, Chief Information Officer for Maine, Recognized for Work in the Office of Information Technology

LEXINGTON, Ky, May 12, 2015 – Over the next two weeks, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) will feature the work and strategic direction of the office of information technology (OIT) for the state of Maine and state chief information officer (CIO) Jim Smith. Areas of focus include the OIT’s introduction of agile methodology to project development, risk management for cyber and disaster recovery, business process management to increase efficiency and transparency, as well as practices around workforce development in the state’s information technology fields.
“To build our foundation for the future, we need a very strong Project Management Office that works in partnership with our agencies, the right leadership and vision in our core infrastructure and application disciplines, and a strong risk management program,” said Smith. For more information on Maine’s programs in this area, please see the information sheet provided.

NASCIO’s launch of the State CIOs Make a Difference campaign emphasizes the innovative work and important role CIOs hold in both government operations and the lives of citizens. To learn more about Smith and the work of Maine’s Office of Information Technology visit New content will be added throughout the two-week period. Follow #StateCIOsRock for updates.