June 2015 
In This Issue:
Top Stories
Honor Outstanding State Technology Service through NASCIO Awards
Honoring: State CIOs for their leadership in state government and dedication to the advancement of NASCIO's mission

Nominee: A current state CIO or former CIO no more than 12 months removed from office

Only current state CIOs may submit nominations for this award

Deadline:  Nominations open June 22  /  Submission deadline is July 17

To submit information for the next edition, contact Meghan Penning , NASCIO Connections editor.
Events of Interest
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators 2015 Region II Conference 
June 21-24, 2015
Montgomery, Ala.
National Emergency Number Association 2015 Conference & Expo
June 27-July 2, 2015
Denver, Colo.
National Association of Secretaries of State 2015 Summer Conference
July 9-12, 2015
Portland, Maine
National Association of Counties 80th Annual Conference and Exposition
July 10-13, 2015
Charlotte, N.C.
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators 2015 Region I Conference
July 12-15, 2015
Hershey, Penn.
Council of State Governments Midwestern Legislative Conference
July 12-15, 2015
Bismark, N.D.
State CIOs Make a Difference!
NASCIO will be featuring Indiana CIO Paul Baltzell beginning June 22 for the State CIOs Make a Difference campaign.

View videos, photos, and learn more about the featured state CIOs by following #StateCIOsRock on twitter and visiting our website at

2015 Midyear Conference Photos
Honoring: Outstanding individuals who have made contributions to advance the state's technology policy and agenda through the promotion of best practices, adoption of new technologies and advancements in service delivery

Nominee: Employee, elected official, appointed official or other appointee representing state government - State CIOs and contractual employees are not eligible

Nominator: NASCIO members, non-members, staff

 Open now / Submission deadline is July 15
Save the Date for the 2015 NASCIO Annual Conference!

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

Watch the Annual Conference website for details as they become available.

Nominate Your CISO for the Thomas M. Jarrett Conference Scholarship

Nominations are now being accepted for the Thomas M. Jarrett  Conference Scholarship, which provides Chief Information Security Officers an opportunity to attend the NASCIO Annual Conference in October. Hurry! The deadline to submit a nomination is June 22.
Visit the scholarship webpage for eligibility, criteria and the nomination form.  Contact Emily Lane, NASCIO program and brand coordinator, with any questions at elane@NASCIO.org or 859.514.9167.
Unmanned Aerial Systems, Governance and State CIOs: On the Radar 

NASCIO released a policy brief on state government use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) on May 27. The paper focuses on the myriad of ways UAS are deployed in state government and why state CIOs should be actively engaged in the governance and use of UAS.

The paper encourages state CIOs to focus on data standardization, privacy, safety, communications infrastructure and security issues when developing a governance model for UAS. The paper also encourages state CIOs to play an active role in the governance process.

Read the policy brief at  www.nascio.org/OnTheRadar.
Learn, Share and Connect with NASCIO Webinars

NASCIO State IT Workforce Webinar Series

Wednesday, June 24 at 4 p.m. Eastern

Join CIOs Mark Bengal, Tennessee, and 
Jim Smith, Maine, as they  discuss the NASCIO publication  State IT Workforce: Facing Reality with Innovation and the innovative work they have undertaken in their states.


Visual Analytics: What is Weave and What Can it Do?

Wednesday, July 8 at 3 p.m. Eastern

This webinar will provide a rapid introduction to why visualization is useful, show several examples of Weave, illustrating what it can do and its flexibility in not just data exploration or real-time monitoring, but also in its developing interactive presentation visualizations for the public.

Georges Grinstein, professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, head of Bioinformatics Program and director of the Institute for Visualization and Perception Research.

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

Thursday, July 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern

NASCIO and Infosys have completed their work on a new research project and will publish the results in July. The release will include a webinar to present and discuss the results.

Stay tuned for more details on the webinar.

Watch on Washington
from NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson
NASCIO submitted official comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration on FirstNet's third notice and request for comments related to the interpretation of "public safety entities" published in the Federal Register on May 5. In summary, NASCIO commented that it remains a strong supporter of FirstNet's preliminary interpretation that "permitted a wide variety of entities to qualify as public safety entities." As outlined in the comments, NASCIO supports a broad definition of public safety because it's necessary to ensure responders are able to receive the information they need and citizens the public safety services they deserve.

NASCIO's comments may be found at Regulations.gov at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NTIA-2015-0002

Get to Know the NASCIO Team

Meet Our Newest Members

New Chief Information Officers:
  • Ed Toner, Chief Information Officer, Nebraska
  • Nelson Moe, Chief Information Officer, Virginia
New Corporate Member:
  • Spirit Communications
New Non-Profit Member:
  • EducationSuperHighway
Committee and Working Group Updates
The Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee and the Data Management Working Group held a joint call on June 11. The call was devoted to a discussion on data management and some early targets to work on in 2015. Several ideas rose to the top and the data management working group will begin work on an issue brief on data asset management. If you have additional ideas, contact Eric Sweden at esweden@NASCIO.org.
The Health and Human Services Working Group - which has adopted a new name to better reflect its mission - last  met May 27. Discussion included a presentation by Don O'Rourke on the subject of Electronic Visit Verification or EVV which is a new term that is beginning to replace "telephony." The mission of the EVV Standards Workgroup is to educate agencies on what is happening with evolving technology and the value of standards. Learn more at http://evvworkgroup.org.
The National Innovation Forum  June webinar featured a presentation from Joe Coberly of the Georgia Innovation Program on starting an innovation initiative/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 May 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
Doug Robinson , NASCIO executive director, attended and spoke at the National Conference of State Legislatures Western States Fiscal Leaders Meeting, June 15-17.
NASCIO Committee and Working Group Schedule
  • National Innovation Forum                                     - Wednesday, July 8 at 12 p.m. Eastern 
  • State IT Procurement Modernization Committee
    - Wednesday, July 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern
  • Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee - Thursday, July 9 at 2 p.m. Eastern
  • Corporate Leadership Council
    - Wednesday, July 15 at 3 p.m. Eastern
  • Security and Privacy Committee
    - Tuesday, July 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern
  • Health and Human Services Working Group
    - Wednesday, July 29 at 3 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.
CSG Government Solutions
Contact: Tim Lenning
Title: Vice President, Managing Director
Address: 180 N Stetson Ave, Ste 3200, Chicago, IL  60601
Phone: 312.444.2760
Website:  www.csgdelivers.com

CSG Government Solutions is a national leader in planning, managing and supporting complex projects that modernize the information technology and business processes of large government programs. Since 1997, we have applied our expertise, innovation, and results-oriented mindset to the most complex program modernization projects of over 150 government and other organizations. We work with our clients in a spirit of partnership and collaboration to deliver the right results at the right time, for the right price.
Contact: Patricia Cummens
Title: Government Strategist
Address: 380 New York St, Redlands, CA  92373-8100
Phone: 612.860.9359
Email:  pcummens@esri.com
Website:  www.esri.com

ESRI has been the world leader in the geographic information system (GIS) software industry for more than 30 years. As the leader in GIS technology, ESRI offers innovative solutions that help you create, visualize, analyze, and present information better and more clearly. ESRI's GIS software and solutions give you the power to solve problems you encounter every day and builds a foundation for collaboration and data sharing with partnering organizations. Organizations around the world; public, private, academic and non-profit, including agencies in all 50 states are using ESRI GIS software to make smart and timely decisions. ESRI offers GIS solutions to help you unlock the spatial component of your valuable data and integrate spatial data into your state's information enterprise. 

With ESRI's GIS software, states can leverage their existing investments in resources and technology to create an accountability system. GIS makes comprehensive state and local performance data accessible in an easy-to-understand format, enabling citizens to evaluate the effectiveness of state projects. Government staffers use the same information to analyze problems, set goals, and make more informed decisions.
Motorola Solutions
Contact: Les Miller
Title: North America Launch Marketing Manager
Address: 1303 E Algonquin Rd, 7th Fl, Schaumburg, IL 60196
Phone: 847.576.4604
Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter. Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "MSI." To learn more, visit www.motorolasolutions.com. For ongoing news, please visit our media center or subscribe to our news feed.