Corporate Membership
October 31, 2016
Partner Association Webinar: NCSFA's Benchmark Report 
Join us on November 3 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm Eastern for NASCA's next partner association webinar with the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA). This association's President and Past President will discuss NCSFA's recent findings from their 2016 Benchmarking Survey,  a comprehensive report of state fleet practices and data along with an appendix of specific data for each question.


Bob Williams
Assistant Commissioner
Vehicles and Asset Management
State of Tennessee
NCSFA President

Cindy Dixon
Assistant Director,  State Fleet Manager
Office of Administration
Division of General Services
State of Missouri
NCSFA Past President

Dial in number: 1-800-375-2612 
Access code:  201 005 9156#
NCSFA connects managers from state, local, university and department of transportation government fleets and trade representatives to: network, benchmark and share educational opportunities relating to transportation solutions and alternatives for the enhancement of its members and the industry.
Considerations for Public-Private-Partnerships (P3s)
NASCA recently released a joint report, " Considerations for Public-Private-Partnerships (P3s)" with the National Association of State Procurement Officials ( NASPO), the National Association of State Facilities Administrators ( NASFA) and the Governing Institute.

More and more states are being afforded the statutory authority to add Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) as a tool in their toolbox. A public-private partnership is defined as "a long-term agreement between a government and the private sector to share the risks and rewards of delivering an essential public service." This new report highlights how different government entities can work together to develop successful P3s in state government. It includes information on when P3's should be considered, risk factors, practical considerations and current P3 laws.

Earlier this year, and with the support of the Governing Institute, NASCA joined with the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and the National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA) to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by this innovative strategy.

Download the  report now.
Upcoming Partner Association Meetings
November 9-11, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Washington, DC

NASPE 2017 Mid-Year Mtg
January 26-29, 2017
Washington, DC

March 12-14, 2017
St. Louis, MO

March 30-31, 2017
Long Beach, CA

April 23-25, 2017
Arlington, VA
July 13-16, 2017
Rhode Island

July 16-19, 2017
Indianapolis, IN

NASPE 2017 Annual Mtg
July 23-26, 2017
Portland, ME

September 10-13, 2017 Tampa, FL

October 10-13, 2017
Atlanta, GA
2016 Awards Program Winners
Innovations in State Government Awards

The following four state administration programs were selected as recipients for the NASCA 2016 Innovations in State Government Awards. Congratulations to the winners!

Category of General Services
State of North Carolina 
Motor Fleet Management Transformation

Category of Infrastructure
State of Washington
Employee-Driven Eco-Friendly Landscape Management Project

Category of Financial Management
State of Wyoming
Validated Performance Measurement Survey

Category of Personnel
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth Next Generation Initiative

National Walton Leadership Award 

Congratulatio ns to Doug Nelson, recipient of the 2016 NASCA  National Walton  Leadership  award!  Doug is the Commissioner for the Missouri Office of Administration. 

Introducing the 2016-2017 NASCA Executive Committee
The following state government leaders have been selected to serve as NASCA's Executive Committee for 2016-2017.


Chris Liu,  Director
Department of Enterprise Services
State of Washington
Vice President

 Ed Burckle,  Cabinet Secretary
General Services Department
 State of New Mexico

 Sid Johnson,  Commissioner
Department of Administrative Services 
State of Georgia

Past President 

Doug Nelson, C ommissioner
Office of Administration
State of Missouri
Sheila Hogan,  Director
Department of Administration
State of Montana  
Bob Oglesby,  Commissioner
Department of General Services
State of Tennessee
Robert Blair,  Director
Department of Administrative Services
State of Ohio
Jessica Robertson
Department of Administration
State of Indiana 
Byron Diamond, Director
Department of Administrative Services
State of Nebraska
Janet Phipps,  Director, Department of Administrative Services
State of Iowa

Dan Ross,  Administrator, Capital Assets Management Office of Management and Enterprise Services
State of Oklahoma

2016 Institute on Management and Leadership  Wrap up
Earlier this month NASCA members gathered for the 2016 Institute on Management and Leadership in Olympia, Washington. We had record attendance with 66 state attendees, representing 34 states, along with 45 corporate partner attendees and 4 partner association attendees. The event materials are now available in NASCA's online resource center and p hotos from the event are available on NASCA's homepage








2016 NASCA Institute on Management and Leadership
October 10-13, 2017
Atlanta, GA


Katy Coba
Chief Operating Officer
Department of Administrative Services
State of Oregon

Trey Martin

 Secretary of Administration

Agency of Administration

State of Vermont

NASCIO represents state chief information officers and information resource executives and managers from the United States, territories and the District of Columbia. Members are senior officials from any of the three branches of state government who have executive-level and statewide responsibility for information resource management. Representatives from federal, municipal, and international governments; state officials involved in information resource management; private-sector firms and nonprofit organizations also participate in the organization.

2016 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study - State Governments at Risk: Turning Strategy and Awareness into Progress
This study reports findings and analysis of a comprehensive survey of State Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) conducted by NASCIO in partnership with Deloitte. The results of the 2016 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study highlights the fact that challenges still exist, but cybersecurity is becoming part of the fabric of government operations.

Click here to access the study. 

NASCIO's Series on Data management
Part 1 - Data: The Lifeblood of State Government
This report presents the case for investing in data management. It presents in simple terms WHY data and information must be properly managed. The report presents basic rationale for investing in the development of a formal data management program. This report is the first in a series of reports that will deal with WHY is data management important; HOW does state government get started; Legal aspects of data management.

Part 2 - Better Decisions, Better Government: Effective Data Management Through a Coordinated Approach
This report describes the basics of how to get started with a data management discipline. It maintains a simple approach to gaining support including governance, bringing together the right stakeholders, and establishing a compelling business case. This report is the second in a series of reports that deals with WHY is data management important; HOW does state government get started.

Click here to access the full series.

NASCIO, Grant Thornton LLP and CompTIA have collaborated for a seventh consecutive year to survey state government IT leaders on current issues, trends and perspectives. New service delivery models, innovative technology solutions, and rising customer expectations all require state CIOs to adapt continually to changing circumstances.

Click here to access the survey. 

State Cybersecurity Resource Guide
NASCIO has updated its Resource Guide for State Cybersecurity Awareness, Education, and Training Initiatives. This guide includes:
  • Updated information on state awareness programs, initiatives and best-practice information;
  • Contact information for state chief information security officers (CISOs);
  • Hyperlinks to state security and security awareness pages; and
  • Information describing cybersecurity awareness, training, and education initiatives.
Click here to access the guide. 
Are you facing a challenge in your department and could use some insight from a fellow state member? Send a message directly to the state group listserv or to Shawn Vaughn to distribute on your behalf.   
State Deputies Listserv
NASCA is introducing a new a new listserv for state deputies and support staff  reporting to the state chief administrators. Email Shawn Vaughn  to be included on the distribution list. 
Is your department hiring for key roles? Send the postings directly to Shawn Vaughn to be included on NASCA 's Career page. This service is complimentary to all states. Send the followin g information for t he listing;  t itle, d epartment, s tate, c losing date and l ink to more  information.  
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