June 2018
  • Honor the folks that make IT happen. Submit a nomination for the State Technology Innovator Award by Tuesday, July 10
  • We're corralling ideas for the Annual Conference. Submit your quick suggestions on topics, speakers and formats via the Idea Roundup by Friday, July 13
  • Learn how an idea becomes a session at NASCIO conferences
  • Mark your calendar - NASCIO Annual Conference sponsorship opportunities open July 11
  • Save the Date for Annual 2018 - October 21-24 in San Diego
  • 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 Applauds FEMA Grant Guidance that Includes CIOs and CISOs in Senior Advisory Committee and Urban Area Working Group
  • New CIO Tranisiton: Christopher ReinChief Technology Officer,  State of New Jersey
  • Meet our newest Corporate Member: Intellective
NASCIO Named 2018 Silver Winner of the ASAE Power of A Award 

NASCIO has  been named a Silver Award recipient in the 2018 American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)  Power of A  program for its Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study . This award  recognizes associations that distinguish themselves with innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively impact America and the world.  Learn more
State IT Procurement: we want to hear from YOU!
Meredith Ward, Senior Policy Analyst

For the past two years NASCIO has been heavily focusing on state IT procurement reform with the following:
  • In February 2016, we issued a call to action for state IT procurement reform which was endorse by the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO).
  • In July 2016, NASPO invited NASCIO to a joint roundtable to discuss the recommendations and results of which were published after.
  • In October 2017, NASCIO and NASPO established a joint task force on IT procurement negotiations and released a joint roadmap which included 18 recommendations for IT procurement reformation and transformation.
So, what's next? Earlier this spring NASCIO convened a Roundtable on IT Procurement Innovation to focus on how the private sector can play a role in NASCIO's IT procurement reform efforts. In 2015, NASCIO surveyed its corporate members and 70% reported being moderately to very dissatisfied with the state IT procurement process. So, we knew this was the next step. The Roundtable is made up of members representing NASCIO's CLC; NASPO; NASCA (National Association of State Chief Administrators); CompTIA SLED Council; and ITAPS and is co-chaired by Maine CIO Jim Smith and Idaho CIO Greg Zickau.
The Roundtable is tasked with identifying IT procurement innovations and solutions to common IT procurement challenges and helping aid communication between the state and private sector communities in the IT procurement process. In order to do this, WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! What do you think are the biggest reforms that will improve the state IT procurement process? What have you seen that works? Follow this  link  and tell us all you've ever wanted to say about state IT procurement. Deadline for responses is June 27.
For more information, contact NASCIO's Meredith Ward.      
Watch on Washington Top 5

  1. Cyberspace Solarium Commission  Both chambers of Congress have now passed the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5515) which establishes a Cyberspace Solarium Commission. The Commission is charged with developing a "strategic approach to protecting the crucial advantages of the United States in cyberspace against the attempts of adversaries." The thirteen-member commission would be staffed by private sector and legislative and executive branch members who have expertise and experience with cybersecurity. Read more here
  2. FCC Extends Mobility Fund Phase II Challenge Process At the behest of several senators, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has extended its deadline to challenge the coverage maps that would inform the process for Mobility Fund Phase II funding. Roughly $4.5 billion makes up the Mobility Fund Phase II which will go to support and add coverage for areas that lack 4G LTE service. The new deadline is expected to be in November. Read more here.
  3. Chris Krebs to Lead NPPD On June 12, the Senate confirmed Christopher Krebs to lead the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) within DHS. NPPD oversees the security for federal civilian networks and is charged with protecting critical infrastructure from cyber and physical threats. NPPD also houses the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications and the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure and Analysis; both regularly engage with state government officials.  
  4. CSG Advisory Group on Elections Security The Council of State Governments (CSG) hosted an advisory group meeting on May 22 to develop a strategy to enhance collaboration among state and local leaders working on elections security. CSG has partnered with the Democracy Fund to create the advisory group which will invite officials from eight states to a consortium meeting to be held later this summer. NASCIO is a member of the advisory group. Read more here. 
  5. ICYMI: GDPR in Effect  The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect May 25, 2018 and requires entities located within the EU or those that market goods or services to EU residents (regardless of location) follow several new rules related to privacy and data protection. NASCIO hosted a webinar on the impact of GDPR to state governments, the recording for which can be found here
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NASCIO Annual Sponsorship Opportunitiessponsor

Check out the 2018 NASCIO Annual Conference Sponsorship Opportunities and Terms & Conditions preview.

  • Sponsorship registration will be open to NASCIO corporate members who are in good standing on July 11, 2018 at noon ET.  Membership dues must be current, and all outstanding balances must be paid in full to participate.
  • Conference sponsorships will be sold one per company, on a first-come first served basis via an online system. You will want to plan to have one person from your company prepare to guarantee your spot.
  • Watch your inbox for reminders and specifics on how to secure a sponsorship for NASCIO's 2018 Annual Conference October 21-24, 2018 in San Diego, California.
*please note the only way to secure a sponsorship is to complete the online registration form and electronically agree to the terms & conditions starting on July 11 at noon ET. (link to the online form will be provided prior to the designated date of July 11) Communicating an intent to purchase, sending payment and/or signed terms & conditions in advance will not reserve a sponsor package.
Contact Lori Rempe for questions.