NASCIO on the Hill
On June 21, NASCIO VP Bo Reese (CIO, Okla.) represented NASCIO at the
"Cybersecurity Regulation Harmonization" hearing
in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Reese spoke about disparate and inconsistent federal cyber regulations and audits and its impact to state IT consolidation efforts. Thanks also to state CISOs who contributed to the
by offering specific examples of how federal cyber regs affects their work in state government IT.
Governors gather in the Ocean state
On July 13-15, Governors gathered in Rhode Island for the annual NGA Summer Meeting where they discussed issues like: attracting international investment, opioid epidemic, cybersecurity among others. Governor McAuliffe passed the Chairmanship to Governor Sandoval whose initiative will focus on innovation. Click
to see the agenda.
3. Threat met The culminating event for NGA's Chair's initiative "Meet the Threat," was held in mid-June in Leesburg Virginia. Topics discussed include: cyber insurance, elections, privacy, information sharing, blockchain, behavioral science in cybersecurity, IoT security and more.
4. First to FirstNet On July 10, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a letter of intent declaring that the Commonwealth will "allow FirstNet and AT&T to proceed with the deployment of the National Public Safety Broadband Network" in Virginia. Virginia is the first state to opt-in to the FirstNet network. Read more here.
New cyber leadership at DHS
Jeanette Manfra is the new assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications (CS&C) at DHS. This post had been held by Andy Ozment in the previous administration. The CS&C office frequently interacts with the state CIO community.