April 2016

In This Issue:
Top Stories

NASCIO Conference News

We are counting down the days to Midyear!

Visit NASCIO.org/2016Midyear to learn more about the conference and plan for your stay.  You'll find:
  • Information and bios on all conference speakers
  • A detailed conference agenda; and
  • Educational resources provide by our sponsors

To submit information for the next edition, contact Meghan Penning , NASCIO Connections editor.
Events of Interest
National Association of State Chief Information Officers 2016 Midyear Conference
May 3-5, 2016
Baltimore, Maryland
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators 2016 Region IV Conference
May 16-19, 2016
Portland, Oregon
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators 2016 Region II Conference
June 12-15, 2016
Louisville, Kentucky
NSAA 2016 Annual Conference
June 13-16, 2016
Beaver Creek, Colorado
NASCIO provides two topical Newsbriefs which will be delivered via email to you each week on Enterprise Architecture
and Cybersecurity

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Thank You to Our 2016 Midyear Sponsors


Amazon Web Services
BMC Software
CGI Technologies & Solutions Inc.
Compuware Corporation
Dell Inc.
DLT Solutions, LLC
EMC Corporation
Gartner, Inc.
Harris Corporation
KSM Consulting
MorphoTrust USA
Palo Alto Networks
Pure Storage
Xerox Public Sector Solutions

CA Technologies
Capgemini Government Solutions
Lenovo US
Microsoft Corporation
SAP Public Services

CTERA Networks
First Data
Infosys Public Services, Inc.
Pegasystems Inc.
Tata Consultancy Services
ThreatTrack Security

Deloitte Consulting LLP
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

ForeScout Technologies



NASCIO Give Back at Midyear

Give Back donations will support Maker Foundations, a flagship after-school program of the Digital Harbor Foundation (DHF). Over 14 weeks, middle and high school students learn a variety of Maker skills - coding, graphic design, 3D printing, electronics and more - and combine these skills to create their own capstone projects. 
Learn more about NASCIO Give Back.

Cyber Disruption Response Planning Guide

State government must now view cyber attacks that are more than cyber incidents. In this  publication released April 7 by NASCIO, with support from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, the following items are included to assist in preparation:

-A call to action for states to develop state cyber disruption response plans that include: a governance structure that clearly designates who is in charge in a given event or phase of an event; development of a risk profile for state assets; collaboration among the various agencies that have cyber responsibility; and a communication plan to ensure the right people have the right information as early as possible so they can respond effectively.

-A checklist for states to work with in developing progress toward a cyber disruption response operating discipline.

-A cross functional process description that can be used as a starting point for states to develop their own unique cross functional process for orchestrated planning and response at various threat levels.

Read the guidance report at NASCIO.org/cyberdisruption
Advanced Cyber Analytics: Risk Intelligence for State Government 

This report released today by NASCIO, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, examines the subject of advanced cyber analytics and makes the case for states to invest in such capabilities and maintain ongoing maturity in advanced analytics.

All organizations, including state government, must also develop and maintain response capabilities that continuously mature in sophistication in order to keep pace with an ever changing threat landscape.  State government remains in a defensive position. With the advent of multi-vector strategies by cyber criminals, state government now more than ever needs the ability to correlate disparate data sources generated from the myriad of security tools agencies have already invested in. 

The report includes a call to action list, a checklist, key questions, and recommendations. 

Read the brief at NASCIO.org/cyberanalytics
How is Your State Rocking IT? 

#StateITRocks in so many ways: collaborative projects, open government initiatives, constituent-focused apps and services, security and privacy and much more!

NASCIO is seeking nominations of transformational projects that address critical business problems, improve business processes and increase citizen engagement in state government. Nominate your state for the NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards.

All nominations must be received by Friday, May 13.

Visit the NASCIO Awards webpage for categories, eligibility and nomination requirements.

Award Recipient Spotlight:
State of Ohio &
State of Idaho

The NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards honor outstanding technology achievements in state government. Learn about the 2015 award recipients through the spotlight series. Award submissions from 2001 to present can be found in the
awards library.

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
State of Ohio IT Optimization: Driving Business Value

Improving State Operations
State of Idaho Internet Unemployment System (iUS)

NASCIO Policy Talk

Emerging Issues in Privacy 
Amy Glasscock, NASCIO Senior Policy Analyst
I recently attended the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Summit in Washington, DC. Wow. Along with thousands of my newest privacy professional friends, I spent a couple of days listening to engaging sessions about various aspects of privacy and thinking big thoughts about data protection. Companies have been in the privacy game for a while now. Big companies have certified privacy professionals. Privacy in state government, while incredibly important, isn't as much of an evolved institution.

While at the summit, I got together with a couple of privacy professionals from state government, but it was literally just a handful. As far as we can gather, only four states have enterprise-level Chief Privacy Officers, while other states seem to have people working on privacy as part of their job or working on privacy at the agency level.

Here at NASCIO we see this issue emerging. We recently started the Privacy and Data Protection Working Group as a subcommittee of our Cybersecurity Committee and our first few calls have been very active with a lot of interest.

We are also planning an exciting panel on data protection with three of our nation's state CPOs at the NASCIO Midyear Conference.

Want to get more involved in privacy? Ask me about joining the Privacy and Data Protection Working Group. Our next call is May 25. And in the mean time I hope to see you at Midyear!
Watch on Washington

Yejin Cooke, Director of Government Affairs

Meet Our Newest Members
New Chief Information Officer:

Todd Kimbriel
Chief Information Officer
State of Texas

Jim Steele
Division Director/Interim Director of ETS
State of Alaska

Amy Tong
Acting Director and California Chief Information Officer
State of California

New Corporate Members:
  • Level 3 Communications
  • LexisNexis
  • Recorded Future
NASCIO: Making Connections

NASCIO Senior Policy Analyst Amy Glasscock attended the International Association of Privacy Professionals Privacy Summit in Washington, DC, April 5-6.

NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson attended and spoke at the Commonwealth of Virginia Information Security Conference in Richmond, Va, April 6-7.

NASCIO staff including Deputy Director Lisa Thompson, Program and Brand Coordinator Emily Lane and Senior Policy Analyst Amy Glasscock attended the Kentucky Digital Government Summit in Frankfort, Ky, April 19.
NASCIO Committee and Working Group Schedule
  • Executive Committee
    Sunday, May 1 at 3 pm Eastern
  • National Innovation Forum
    Wednesday, May 11 at 12 pm Eastern
  • Enterprise Architecture & Governance Committee
    Thursday, May 12 at 2 pm Eastern 
  • Data Management Working Group
    Thursday, May 12 at 3 pm Eastern
  • Cybersecurity Committee
    Tuesday, May 17 at 2 pm Eastern
  • Privacy and Data Protection Working Group
    Wednesday, May 25 at 3 pm 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.