January 2018
  • Join us TODAY at 2:00 pm ET for the Technology Forecast 2018 webinar with PTI & NAPA
  • Corporate memberships are up for renewal  
  • Midyear is loadingcheck website for updates as they become  available
  • Check out the latest video in the NASCIO Video Vault
  • New CIO Transitions:
    • Chuck Grindle , Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Kentucky
    • Matt Van Syckle, Acting Chief Information Officer, State of Montana
    • Odysseus Marcopolus Acting Chief Information Officer  and Chief Operating Officer, State of New Jersey
  • Meet Our Newest Corporate Members
  • New Local Government Members:
    • Mayor's Office of Informatio n Technology of Baltimore City
    • The Mohegan Tribe 
State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2018

NASCIO conducts a survey of the state CIOs to identify and prioritize the top policy and technology issues facing state government. The CIOs' top ten priorities are identified and used as input to NASCIO's programs, planning for conference sessions, and publications. Learn more.
NASCIO Releases 2018 Federal Advocacy Priorities 
Yejin Cooke , Director of Government Affairs
Last Thursday, January 18, NASCIO released the association's 2018 federal advocacy priorities, which are: 
  1. Harmonize disparate federal cybersecurity regulations and normalize the audit process 
  2. Recognize state authority and ongoing innovation with emerging technology 
  3. Information sharing and safeguards: meeting citizen expectations 
These priorities were debated and selected by NASCIO's executive committee and signal to our federal and strategic partners the issues on which the association will focus for the year. The priorities chosen for this year probably aren't a surprise. NASCIO spent a large part of 2017 working on advancing the 'harmonizing disparate federal cybersecurity regulations' issue; NASCIO president Bo Reese testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, NASCIO penned an op-ed in The Hill, and sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) with the National Governors Association asking for engagement on this issue. As many of you reading this know, federal regulations often hamper the ability of state CIOs to consolidate/optimize state government IT. 

The advocacy priority regarding emerging technology is new for 2018. It's timely because there is increasing interest by federal lawmakers in technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles etc. State CIOs are embracing their collaborative role in evaluating investments regarding networked technology like those mentioned above. NASCIO's position seeks to preserve the ability of state governments to continue to serve as laboratories of democracy.

NASCIO's continued support for information sharing and NIEM adoption demonstrates state CIOs' continued commitment to data sharing and data analytics. Fact sheets and more information on NASCIO's 2018 advocacy priorities can be found here: www.NASCIO.org/advocacy.
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NASCIO has been out and about - check out where we've been the last month. 
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N AS CIO  Corporate Membership renewal

The NASCIO corporate membership year is based on a calendar year (Jan 1 thru Dec 31), and all corporate memberships are up for renewal. Click to view the  member benefit information along with the Corporate Member Policy. Renewals are due January 31, 2018.

Please contact Lori Rempe to renew your 2018 membership. 

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