This publication is a joint release between NASCIO, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and addresses steps state governments should take to ensure cybersecurity is an integral part of the acquisition process. The publication also calls for a strong partnership between the CIO office, CISO office, procurement office, state agencies and the private sector. The publication includes a list of recommendations aimed at assisting state governments in fully integrating cybersecurity into the acquisition process.
This presentation provides an overview of NIEM, the motivation behind the creation of it, the domains of government that are included, and the benefits that can be gained by employing it.
Katherine Escobar, Managing Director for the NIEM Program Management Office, provides an introduction to NIEM including the challenges facing state, local, territorial and tribal governments in sharing information across government lines of business.
NASCIO has a long history supporting the NIEM initiative. This is a revisit of the benefits of NIEM and how to get started.
Additional information about NIEM is available on the following websites:
- The NIEM website
- “What is NIEM” – An introduction to NIEM–a common vocabulary that enables efficient information exchange across diverse public and private organizations.
- NASCIO NIEM resources – For additional NASCIO resources related to NIEM, search on the term “NIEM” using our search tool
- “In Hot Pursuit – Achieving Interoperability Through XML” Part 1 and Part 2 – this video references XML but NIEM is much more than a set of XML schemas.
This popular, annual webinar, presented by CompTIA-PTI and NASCIO, provides an overview of the pressing technology issues that will be impacting state and local governments for the coming year.
Doug Robinson, Executive Director, NASCIO, and Alan Shark, Executive Director, PTI will share their views of the technology landscape based on recent research activities and conversations with state and local government technology leaders.
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.
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.
2020 is a year that has undoubtedly been defined by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this eleventh annual state chief information officer (CIO) survey, we received the perspective of 47 state and territory CIOs on the extraordinary and unprecedented challenges they faced this year. In addition to directly addressing the issues and lessons learned by CIOs in responding to the pandemic, we also received updates from CIOs on many of the traditional topics covered by the survey, including CIO organization business models, digital government, adoption of cloud and emerging technologies and state and local collaboration. As might be expected, there was not a single topic area where the pandemic did not impact state CIO experiences in some way. The continuing work to address the immediate challenges of COVID-19 and to prepare for the long-term impacts to state and citizen work and personal lives is reflected throughout this year’s survey.