NASCIO Releases 2022 Federal Advocacy Priorities: Renews Call for Cybersecurity Regulation Harmonization

Lexington, Ky.,  January 19, 2022 — Today, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released its 2022 federal advocacy priorities. NASCIO’s advocacy priorities reflect the importance of collaboration between states and the federal government. The priorities are as follows:

  • Harmonize Disparate Federal Cybersecurity Regulations
  • Ensure Responsible Implementation of the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program
  • Continued Adoption of DotGov Domain is Essential
  • Expand Broadband Deployment and Reform FCC Mapping Methodology

Fact sheets regarding the above priorities can be found at

“While the past year has seen progress in assistance to state governments, there is more to do,” said NASCIO President and Maryland Secretary of Technology Michael Leahy. “Workforce challenges, an increased demand for digital services and other issues highlighted by the pandemic reinforce the importance of NASCIO’s federal advocacy priorities.”

The association’s federal advocacy priorities are selected by NASCIO’s executive committee and reflect policy priorities as indicated by association members in the State CIO Top Ten (

NASCIO Contact

Meredith Ward
Director of Policy and Research
National Association of State Chief Information Officers
[email protected]