July 2015 
In This Issue:
Top Stories
State CIOs Make a Difference
 

NASCIO's 10-week campaign to highlight and emphasize the innovative work and important role of CIOs concludes this week, but the great work done in CIO offices throughout the country continues.


View videos, photos, and learn more about the states featured in the campaign by visiting www.nascio.org/CiosMakeaDifference and searching #StateCIOsRock on Twitter.

To submit information for the next edition, contact Meghan Penning , NASCIO Connections editor.
Events of Interest
Council of State Governments Southern Legislative Conference 
July 18-22, 2015
Savannah, Ga.
The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators and Council of State Archivists Annual Meeting
July 22-25, 2015
Austin, Texas
Council of State Governments West Annual Meeting
July 28-31, 2015
Vail, Colo.
IJIS Institute's Mid-year Briefing
July 30-August 1, 2015
Atlanta, Ga.
National Forum on Criminal Justice
August 2-5, 2015
Atlanta, Ga.
National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit
August 3-6, 2015
Seattle, Wash.
National Association of State Budget Officers 2015 Annual Meeting
August 9-12, 2015
Stowe, Vt.
National Association of State Procurement Officials 2015 State and Local Procurement Law Institute
August 16-18, 2015
Fort Worth, Texas
Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference
August 16-19, 2015
Wilmington, Del.
National Association of State Budget Officers Introduction to State Budgeting Seminar
August 20-21, 2015
Arlington, Va.

2015 Annual Sponsors
Pinnacle Sponsor
Interactive Technology Sponsors
Member Center Sponsor
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We're Coming to Salt Lake City - Plan to Attend the 2015 Annual Conference!

2015 NASCIO Annual  Conference
October 11 - 14, 
2015
The Grand America Hotel 
Salt Lake City, Utah

Watch the conference website  for details as they become available.

Mark the date: conference registration opens Tuesday, July 21 at Noon Eastern with early-bird registration rates.


Thank you to our sponsors!
A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still available to NASCIO corporate members.

Find a complete listing of sponsorship benefits on the conference website. The following sponsor levels are still available on a first-come, first-served basis:

Pinnacle - 1 available
Silver - 10 available
Bronze - 6 available
Is State IT Working on the 'Right Things'?
 
What does it mean to be working on the right things? This determination is often difficult when considering the state as both an enterprise and a collective of individual agencies. Through interviews and formal surveys, NASCIO and Infosys Public Services gained insight from state IT leaders on the fundamental processes, mechanisms and criteria necessary to ensure that state IT is working on the right things.

The report, released July 9, helps state IT decision makers understand the key factors needed to identify the right things to do, see how they and their peer states stand against these factors and what can be done to bridge the gap.

Read highlights and the complete study at
www.nascio.org/RightThings
Learn, Share and Connect with NASCIO Webinars

Is State IT Working on the 'Right Things'? Webinar
NASCIO and Infosys Public Services Study on State IT Investment Decision Making

Moderator:
-Eric Sweden, NASCIO Program Director, Enterprise Architecture and Governance

Panelists:
-Matt Rigney, senior principal, Infosys Public Services
-Tom Jaskowiak, senior principal, Infosys Public Services
-Dr. Craig Orgeron, CIO and executive director, state of Mississippi and past president of NASCIO

 

Thursday, July 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern


Get to Know the NASCIO Team

Meet Our Newest Members
New Corporate Member:
  • CTERA Networks
New Associate Local Government Member:
  • City of Louisville
Committee and Working Group Updates
The Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee and the Data Management Working Group held a combined monthly call on July 9 where current strategy and planned deliverables were reviewed. These include three issue briefs and three webinars. The first issue brief builds on previous publications on data governance and sets the stage for forthcoming issue briefs that will make up the library of resources NASCIO delivers. If you have additional ideas and input, contact Eric Sweden at esweden@NASCIO.org.
The National Innovation Forum  June webinar featured a presentation on starting an innovation initiative/program from Joe Coberly of the Georgia Innovation Program.
The Security and Privacy Committee 's June meeting featured a discussion on promoting private sector cybersecurity information sharing from representatives of the Department of Homeland Security.  The July call will feature a discussion from Steve Emmanuel, New Jersey CIO, and John Essner, New Jersey CISO, on New Jersey's cyber preparedness self-assessment.
The  State IT Procurement Modernization Committee 's June meeting featured a discussion from Krista Ferrell, director of strategic programs for the National Association of State Procurement Officials on the association's cloud services survey. This cloud infographic offers a snapshot of the key data points from the survey, including existing practices, contracting models that are currently used, challenges, and solutions for a successful implementation of cloud solutions.

*Those interested in joining the Security and Privacy Committee or the State IT Procurement Modernization Committee may contact Meredith Ward, NASCIO senior policy analyst, at mward@NASCIO.org for more information. Both committees are open to all NASCIO state members and corporate partners.

NASCIO: Making Connections
In June, Doug Robinson , NASCIO executive director, attended and spoke about big data analytics at the National Conference of State Legislatures Western States Fiscal Leaders meeting in Lake Tahoe, Nev. He also recently attended and spoke at the Council of State Governments Midwestern Legislative Conference in Bismarck, N.D.
NASCIO Committee and Working Group Schedule
  • Security and Privacy Committee
    Tuesday, July 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern
  • Broadband and Telecommunications Committee
    Wednesday, July 22 at 3 p.m. Eastern
     
  • Health and Human Services Working Group
    Wednesday, July 29 at 3 p.m. Eastern
     
  • State IT Procurement Modernization Committee
    Wednesday, August 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern 
     
  • Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee / Data Management Working Group
    Thursday, August 13 at 2 p.m. Eastern
     
  • National Innovation Forum
    Tuesday, August 18 at 12 p.m. Eastern
     
Corporate Member Partner Profiles
Each month, NASCIO randomly draws three corporate members to be featured in the monthly newsletter. Click here to view a complete list of NASCIO's corporate partners.
Asysco, Inc.
Contact: Jayson Goldman
Title: Managing Director
Address: 1424 Piedmont Dr East, Ste 100, Tallahassee, FL  32308
Phone: 866.241.3301
Website:  www.asyscousa.com

Asysco Software was founded in 1979 and is based in Coevorden, The Netherlands. We opened our U.S. office, Asysco, Inc., in 2002. Asysco specializes in providing modern, high-tech and high-quality mainframe migration solutions that enable our clients to protect, modernize, and enhance their often significant investments in Unisys A-Series and OS/2200 systems.

With over 30 years of experience, Asysco has leveraged its considerable expertise in the Unisys realm and invested a substantial amount of R&D resources to develop and perfect technology that can automatically migrate the applications and data running on a Unisys platform to a distributed, N-Tier, Wintel platform. Specifically our technology supports the conversion of any Unisys A-Series MCP or OS1100/2200 based code, scripts and data to native .NET and MS SQL Server running on physical or virtual instances of MS Windows Server(s). We have over a hundred customers in more than twenty countries around the world. Among them are leading companies in the financial services sector, insurance, retail, manufacturing, wholesale, education and government.
AT&T
Contact: Jodi L. Chapin 
Title: Director, State and Local Government Marketing
Address: 400 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL  32601 
Phone: 352.376.5125
Email: jodi.chapin@att.com
Website: www.att.com/stateandlocal

Government transformation is the new normal from consolidation and modernization of voice and data networks to the essential need to mobilize field workers and citizen services. With cyber security risk a reality, the need to protect information, infrastructure and citizen data is a top priority. As government continues to find new ways to unite and serve constituents, technology has the power to help.

Across the country, dedicated AT&T professionals are working with state and local governments to transform their networks and accomplish more in less time. With our comprehensive suite of solutions, agency operations are now more agile, cost efficient and highly secure. From New England to the Gulf, through the Midwest to the West Coast, it's clear that transformation goes a long way toward helping governments thrive.
DocuSign
Contact: Winston Cutler
Title: Public Sector
Address:  221 Main St, Ste 1000, San Francisco, CA  94105 
Phone: 224.422.7222
Email: winston.cutler@docusign.com
Website: www.docusign.com

DocuSign®, The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management®, helps organizations of every size, industry and geography go fully digital by empowering anyone to transact anytime, anywhere, on any device. Securely. DocuSign eliminates the hassles, costs and lack of security in printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents to complete transactions.

DocuSign helps government and public sector organizations achieve their digital transformations with industry-leading identity management, authentication, forms and data collection, collaboration, workflow automation, payment collection, digital and electronic signature, and document retention in the cloud. The DocuSign Global Trust Network accelerates transactions for dramatic ROI, improved security and compliance, and better end user experiences.