June 2016

In This Issue:
Top Stories
Value and Vulnerability:  The Internet of Things in a Connected State Government

States are finding that the "Internet of Things" (IoT) can improve efficiency, reduce waste and connect citizens to state services in faster and more affordable ways. But with that value comes vulnerability. States must consider security, privacy, accessibility and standardization when crafting a roadmap for IoT. This policy brief describes ways that states are currently implementing IoT, possibilities for the coming years, and recommendations on avoiding difficulties along the way.

Read the policy brief at www.NASCIO.org/ValueAndVulnerability

To submit information for the next edition, contact Meghan Penning , NASCIO Connections editor.
Events of Interest
National Association of Secretaries of State 2016 Summer Conference 
July 14-17, 2016
Nashville, Tennessee
National Governors Association
July 14-17, 2016
Des Moines, Iowa
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NASCIO has launched the 2016 State CIOs Make a Difference campaign. The campaign, which will run through mid-August, emphasizes the important role CIOs hold in government operations and the innovative and strategic work they lead.




Visit the campaign website at www.NASCIO.org/CIOsMakeaDifference  an d follow #StateCIOsRock for campaign highlights and updates.
NASCIO Annual Conference - Save the Date!

Save the date for the NASCIO 2016 Annual Conference, September 18-21 in Orlando, Florida. Information coming soon.

Sponsorship registration is now open for corporate members. See sponsorship opportunities and register online here.

Get to know the NASCIO Team

Kayla Leslie will be serving as the NASCIO interim membership and communications coordinator starting July 8. Please contact Kayla after this date with any questions or requests regarding membership and conference participation. Kayla can be reached at kleslie@AMRms.com or at 859.514.9191.
NASCIO Policy Talk

Yejin Cooke, Director of Government Affairs

A few weeks ago, NASCIO Vice President and Connecticut CIO Mark Raymond testified at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing, "Enhancing Preparedness and Response Capabilities to Address Cyber Threats." Between Mark and me, we invested several days and many hours to writing testimony, developing answers to anticipated questions, preparing the oral statement, and researching committee members - all of this for five minutes of speaking time at the hearing. 
You may be asking why we invested so much for five minutes of fame. I'll tell you! Being invited to testify at a congressional hearing accomplishes much more than what may meet the eye. As a hearing witness, Mark is being recognized as an expert in his field, NASCIO gains brand recognition (and free marketing!), and it's an opportunity to push the NASCIO government affairs agenda with federal decision-makers in a very public way. In fact, check out the YouTube video of the hearing - it's already gotten over 770 views. 
As the NASCIO representative, Mark did an incredible job delivering his remarks and answering questions posed by committee members which isn't as easy as he made it look. He competently shared his expert opinion and gained traction for our government affairs agenda - which is exactly what we hoped to accomplish. Thanks again, Mark!
Watch on Washington Top 5

Yejin Cooke, Director of Government Affairs
  1. Sound familiar? House Oversight committee held a hearing on May 25 that highlights feds overreliance on legacy IT systems; revealed through GAO report which states that 75 percent of FY2015 total IT budget was spent on operations and maintenance.
  2. India + USA = Cyber BFF? World's two largest democracies agree on enhanced partnership on cyber. White House has issued a framework on which the cyber agreement will be based.
  3. Props to CT CIO Mark Raymond! NASCIO testifies before House Homeland Security Committee, "Enhancing Preparedness and Response Capabilities to Address Cyber Threats." Read long version of testimony here and watch Mark here (at 50:13).
  4. Let me do my own thing! Should cyber command be a standalone war fighting entity? House, enthusiastic yes. Senate, cyber command provision not even included in their version of the bill and won't get a vote on the cyber command amendment; White House, no and threatened to veto.
  5. If federal agencies were in IT reform school, making progress but still lagging. The House Oversight Committee issued FITARA scorecard 2.0 during a hearing on the topic on May 18. Most agencies received an overall grade of C; slight improvement from 2015's mostly D and F scores
Meet Our Newest Members
New Corporate Members:
  • New Relic
  • Nutanix 
NASCIO: Making Connections
NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson  attended and spoke at the National Governers Association Policy Academy on Enhancing State Cybersecurity in Detroit, Mich., June 6-7. He will attend the National Governers Association 2016 Summer Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, July 14-17.
NASCIO Committee and Working Group Schedule
  • Cybersecurity Committee
    Tuesday, June 21 at 2 pm Eastern
  • Broadband & Telecommunications Committee
    Tuesday, June 28 at 3 pm Eastern 
  • Privacy and Data Protection Working Group
    Wednesday, June 29 at 3 pm Eastern 
  • Awards Committee
    Thursday, June 30 at 3 pm Eastern
  • National Innovation Forum
    Wednesday, July 13 at 12 pm Eastern
  • State IT Procurement Modernization Committee
    Wednesday, July 13 at 2 pm Eastern 
  • Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee
    Thursday, July 14 at 2 pm Eastern
Corporate Member Partner Profiles
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