April 2018
  • Visit the Midyear website to find commonly asked questions and explore the agenda
  • Thank you to our 2018 NASCIO Midyear Conference sponsors!
  • Check out  a Corporate Perspective blog on Speed Networking- Conference Tips: How to Win at Speed Networking
  • ICYMI: Using Data as a Strategic Asset webinar recording
  • Nominations for the State IT Recognition Awards accepted through May 24 
  • Tips to Submit a Strong Award Nomination 
  • New CIO Transitions:
  • Meet our newest members
  • Relive #CIOTopTenIRL
  • Check out  the latest video in the NASCIO Video Vault
State CIO As Broker: A New Model

Multisourcing is emerging as the discipline for managing a complex and diversified portfolio of services and service providers. These services are being employed to meet the continual evolving demand for creatively delivering government services through new channels with new functionality. In this evolving circumstance there is the need for a new operating model the state CIO can employ to bring together agencies needs and demands with available emerging technologies and management disciplines. This report opens the door to this discussion and explores the underlying forces of change that are driving the need for a new operating model. Learn more
Connected Vehicles: Coming Soon to a State Near You
Amy Hille Glasscock, Senior Policy Analyst

Driverless vehicles. With their alluring promise of leisurely commutes and road trips and the eradication of traffic accidents, it's not hard to see the appeal. Claims of a world of passengers (not drivers) being whisked about safely and conveniently in just a few years may be overly optimistic, but that doesn't mean that vehicle manufacturers aren't working hard on research, testing and even production of these types of vehicles or that states aren't thinking about the challenges and benefits ahead.  

The role that states will have in the future of driverless vehicles is not yet clear, however there will be disruptions, new regulations and standards to consider--and benefits too. 
Watch on Washington Top 5

  1. Homeland security advisors survey discusses threats and level of preparedness  The National Governors Association released its 2017 Homeland Security Advisor Survey which discusses homeland security priorities from the perspective of HSAs from 44 states. Cyber tops the list of concerns but few feel prepared to address this threat. Read the full report here
  2. GAO to begin studying federal cyber regulation harmonization  In May, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) will begin to study a long-time NASCIO priority, harmonization of disparate federal cyber regulations. The GAO request stems from an October, 2017 letter from House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC). 
  3. Grants for elections security included in omnibus  Included in the 2018 omnibus appropriations act was the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Election Security Fund which made $380 million in grants available to states to secure and improve elections systems. There are six approved uses for the grants one of which is cybersecurity training for the state chief election official's office and local election officials. See the full list of funding by state and approved uses here
  4. Devices approved for FirstNet  Seventeen devices have been approved by NIST to use on the FirstNet communications network for first responders. The list includes mostly Samsung and Apple devices and were evaluated according to a process overseen by NIST. See the full list here .
  5. NGA request for applications  NGA is soliciting applications for technical assistance in two areas of interest to NASCIO members:  Harnessing the Power of Data to Achieve State Policy Goals (Medicaid and health-related) and Implementing State Cybersecurity. Applications are due May 2 and May 4, respectively. Details can be found on the State CIO Community. For more information, please contact  Lauren Block   for data and  David Forscey   for cyber. 
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