July 2018
  • Registration opens August 8 at noon ET for NASCIO 2018 Annual Conference
  • Save the Date for Annual 2018 - October 21-24 in San Diego
  • Register today for NASCIO's upcoming webinar: Understanding Today's Workforce Playing Field on Tuesday, July 24 at 3:00 pm ET
  • Submit your state's available public sector IT positions on the NASCIO website 
  • Check out  the latest video in the NASCIO Video Vault
  • ICYMI: NASCIO Named Silver Award Recipient in American Society of Association Executives Power of A Program
  • Meet our newest Corporate Members
  • New CIO Transitions:
    • Tim Bottenfield, Chief Information Officer, State of Montana
    • Vikki Smith, Interim Chief Information Officer, State of Washington
NASCIO President, OK CIO James ''Bo'' Reese Testifies on State Impact of Federal Regulations

Yesterday, NASCIO President and Oklahoma Chief Information Officer, James "Bo" Reese, testified before the House Oversight, Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee at their hearing, "Regulatory Divergence: Failure of the Regulatory State." Reese's testimony focused on the impact that federal cybersecurity regulations have on state IT consolidation/optimization and cybersecurity investments.  Learn more
The New State CIO Operating Model
Eric Sweden, Program Director, Enterprise Architecture & Governance

NASCIO has embarked on a new initiative based on work started in Texas and Georgia. The work in these states has been ongoing for over twelve years. The initiative in Georgia started about 2006 with the state CIO who was in place at that time, Patrick Moore. Since then, much has been learned and practiced regarding organizing multiple service providers, multisource integration, and the development of a new operating model for the state CIO to employ in responding to the ever present forces of change.

We introduced the notion of this new operating model in our publication State CIO as Broker: A New Model. This new operating model is a prerequisite to the future effectiveness of the state CIO in managing the demand for new services and the accelerated pace of arrival of new technologies and methods for delivering services to the marketplace. The capabilities of the CIO's organization to operate as a brokerage of services is an essential prerequisite...
Watch on Washington Top 5

  1. NASCIO in the House NASCIO President Bo Reese testified before the House Oversight, Intergovernmental Subcommittee on July 18 th about the impact of federal regulations on state IT. Reese spoke about the federal regulatory impact to IT consolidation and cybersecurity. Click here to read the testimony.
  2. FirstNet undergoing audit The U.S. Dept. of Commerce Inspector General notified FirstNet CEO Mike Poth on May 3rd that they would be initiating an audit of FirstNet's oversight role regarding the contract to develop the nationwide public safety broadband network.
  3. LA-RICS assets to AT&T LTE sites built by the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) were transferred to AT&T at the end of June. The transfer agreement was made in December 2017 and AT&T will pay $6 million for existing assets, $6 million for network expansion (26 additional sites), and $2.5 million in services. Read more about the transfer agreement here
  4. Senators want to encourage small cell siting Sens. Thune (R-SD) and Schatz (D-HI) are co-sponsoring S. 3157 which seeks to streamline the siting process for small cell deployments. The bill would require state and local officials to act on permit applications within 60 or 90 days depending on the type of attachment. The National Conference of State Legislatures has voiced skepticism for S. 3157 saying it would dilute state authority.  
  5. NGA and NASBO meetings The National Governors Association (NGA) will be hosting its summer meeting in Santa Fe, NM July 19-21, 2018 and the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) will be hosting its annual meeting in Oklahoma City, OK July 22-25. NGA's meeting will feature international guests from China, Japan, Kenya and more. NASCIO President Bo Reese will speak about IT consolidation at NASBO's meeting.
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Mark Bengel, Tennessee CIO, on IT Centralization
(NASCIO 2017 Annual Conference)