July 2016

In This Issue:
Top Stories


The NASCIO 2016 State CIOs Make a Difference campaign emphasizes the important role CIOs hold in government operations and the innovative and strategic work they lead. Check out recent media coverage on the campaign from StateTech and Xerox

Delaware CIO James Collins is currently being profiled.

Visit the campaign website at www.NASCIO.org/CIOsMakeaDifference  an d follow #StateCIOsRock for campaign highlights and updates.

To submit information for the next edition, contact Kayla Leslie , NASCIO Connections editor.
Events of Interest
National Association of Counties Annual Conference & Exposition
July 22-25, 2016
Long Beach, California
Council of State Archivist and Society of American Archivists Joint Annual Meeting 
July 31 - August 6, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
National Association of State Budget Officers 2016 Annual Meeting
August 7-10, 2016
Big Sky, Montana
National Conference of State Legislatures 2016 Legislative Summit
August 8-11, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Thank You to Our 2016 Annual Conference Sponsors

Deloitte Consulting LLP

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Annual Conference
Agenda Updates: Keynote Speakers

Robyn Benincasa

Robyn is a World Champion Adventure Racer, 3x Guinness World Record kayaker, San Diego firefighter, 10x Ironman triathlete, New York Times bestselling author, and the Founder and CEO of the Project Athena Foundation, which helps survivors live an adventurous dream as part of their recovery.

Through adventure racing, Robyn has learned the truth in the old proverb "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." She has identified eight essential elements of human synergy that will raise teams to the next level.

D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas

Enduring the extreme conditions of traditional ceremonies and rites of passage, D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas has had the values of the warrior spirit burned into his core. A tribally-enrolled member of the Odawa Nation and a former U.S. Air Force officer, D.J. inspires others to practically apply the power of the warrior spirit in business and life.

Warriors served and defended their people; spending their lives developing their talent and abilities to become assets to the tribe they served. Today that tribe can be your family, company, community, or clients - anyone you serve.

Visit NASCIO.org/2016Annual for agenda updates as they become available.
Now Accepting Submissions for Topical Roundtables

Roundtable sessions provide an opportunity for NASCIO corporate members to share their subject matter expertise with conference attendees through facilitated small group discussions focused on a specific topic. Roundtable topics will be accepted now through Friday, July 29. Learn more and submit your topic
NASCIO Policy Talk

Amy Hille Glasscock, Senior Policy Analyst 

State Government and the Internet of Things

When one hears the term "Internet-of-Things" (IoT) the mind immediately goes to refrigerators and coffee pots communicating with our smart phones and cars. Case studies surrounding government use of IoT involve "smart cities" and sensors on parking spots, or the Department of Defense using RFID chips to monitor supply chain. So what does IoT mean to state government?

States are currently implementing IoT in a variety of ways. Schools and agency buildings are monitored in real-time for energy efficiency. Sensors and smart phone applications are monitoring traffic road conditions to provide updated information for drivers and to increase safety. States are using beacons at museums and parks to improve the tourist experience. Connected devices in data centers can send information on heat or flooding instantly.

The applications and possibilities for IoT in states in the next several years are endless. One thing is certain-the Internet of Things is here to stay. IoT will be both a boon and a burden for states. While creating immense value, there will be bumps along the way. Security, privacy, standardization and citizen expectations must be managed carefully.

This piece is adapted from the NASCIO publication " Value and Vulnerability: The Internet of Things in a Connected State Government."
Watch on Washington Top 5

Yejin Cooke, Director of Government Affairs
  1. Governors meet in Hawkeye State. NGA hosted their summer meeting this week in Des Moines where VA Governor McAuliffe was elected as the new Chairman of the Association and announced his chair's initiative, "Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge."
  2. Governors wary of unknowns. Governors are concerned with FirstNet's cost, (rural) coverage, and consultation. In testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee, NGA cites cost concerns related to uncertain user fees, cost of buildout, and unknown long-term admin and operational costs. Rural coverage and the "tone" of state consultations were also of concern to governors. 
  3. FirstNet goin' operational. FirstNet has established new positions as it moves to a more operational mode: a chief customer office (CCO) will work to coordinate consultation and the network program office (NPO) will work with the FirstNet vendor on RAN deployments.
  4. Bring me your PII and sensitive health info! FedRAMP has released its high-level security baseline which adds 100 new security controls to its on top of its moderate impact baseline. Three vendors have already been approved: AWS, Microsoft, and CSRA. State governments can model their cloud procurement on FedRAMP certifications as has been suggested by some industry groups.
  5. sUAS rules! The FAA has released new operating rules for small UAS (< 55 lbs). Rules require visual line-of-sight operation, daylight-only operation, and operator certification. Rules will go into effect on August 29, 2016. 
Meet Our Newest Members
New Corporate Members:
  • FICO
  • GovDelivery
  • Kroll
  • Laserfiche
  • RiskSense, Inc.
New Chief Information Officer:
  • Dave Weinstein, State of New Jersey
New Associate Local Government Members:
  • City of Chandler, AZ
  • City of Milwaukie
NASCIO: Making Connections
NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson  attended the National Governers Association 2016 Summer Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, July 14-17. He will attend and speak at National Conference of State Legislatures 2016 Legislative Summit in Chicago, IL, August 7-11.
NASCIO Committee and Working Group Schedule
  • Broadband & Telecommunications Committee
    Tuesday, July 26 at 3 pm Eastern
  • Privacy and Data Protection Working Group
    Wednesday, July 27 at 3 pm Eastern 
  • National Innovations Forum
    Wednesday, August 10 at 12 pm Eastern 
  • Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee
    Thursday, August 11 at 2 pm Eastern
  • Data Management Working Group
    Tuesday, August 11 at 3 pm Eastern
  • Cybersecurity Committee
    Tuesday, August 16 at 2 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.