September 2017
  • Exciting things are happening at the NASCIO Annual Conference: view the agenda and plan your schedule. 
  • There's an app for that! Download  the NASCIO Annual Conference mobile app
  • Thank you to our NASCIO 2017 Annual Conference Sponsors! 
  • Nominees for the 2017/18 chair and vice chair of the Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) are before the CLC for vote.  
  • Read September's edition of Notes From NASCIO: Data Management - A Critical Asset to State Government Operations 
  • Check out the latest video in the NASCIO Video Vault
  • Meet Our Newest Corporate Members
  • New CIO Transitions:
    • Dave DeVries, Chief Information Officer and Department Director, State of Michigan
    • Kirk LonbomActing CIO & Chief Information Security Officer, State of Illinois
    • Bijay KumarChief Digital Officer/Chief Information Officer, State of Rhode Island
NASCIO and NASPO Issue State IT Procurement Negotiations Report

The report, a product of the NASPO-NASCIO Task Force on IT Procurement Negotiations, includes 18 joint recommendations for IT procurement improvement in relationship building, procurement processes, centralization and legislation & policy. The recommendations are accompanied by suggested implementation methods for the practical application of the joint task force's guidance. Learn more.

Watch on Washington Top 5

  1. FirstNet state plans to be delivered mid-Sept Richard Reed, FirstNet's chief customer officer, told FirstNet board members that responses to draft state plans are being integrated into final state plans that will be distributed during the week of September 18th. Once final state plans are delivered, governors have 90 days to decide whether they will opt-in to the network or opt-out and initiate their own plans. Read more here.
  2. 23  states and territories opt-in to FirstNet  At the time of this writing, 21  states and 2 territories have opted-in to Firstnet. These states include: Alaska, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Hawaii, Michigan, New Jersey, Maine, Texas, Idaho, Maryland, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  
  3. Congress and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to review Equifax breach  Following the announcement of Equifax's data breach, Congress has responded in various forms. The House Judiciary Committee is planning to hold a hearing on the breach this fall. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va) stated that the breach underscores a need for a national data breach notification standard which groups like the NCSL have opposed. Senate Commerce Committee leadership sent a joint letter to Equifax requesting information about the breach including steps the company had taken to mitigate consumer harm. The CFPB is also examining the breach and the Federal Trade Commission has published a  blog  to assist affected consumers.   
  4. NIST updating cyber framework  Version 1.1 will be finalized during the first half of 2018 and will offer "light touch" updates. Originally, NIST had released their initial draft of version 1.1 with the intent to release this fall. However, following concerns about metrics and supply chain provisions raised by industry and other stakeholders, it released a second draft of version 1.1 for comment which has delayed final release until 2018. 
  5. Federal IT modernization bill's movement in Senate  The Senate is currently debating the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act and Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Tom Udall (D-NM) are urging leadership to include the Modernizing Government Technology Act ("MGT Act") that has already passed the lower chamber. Several tech groups, including IT Alliance for the Public Sector, have penned a letter urging Senate Armed Services leadership to pass the MGT Act (S. 990) which would "create funding mechanisms to address the federal government's efforts on cybersecurity and fund information technology modernization." 
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Election results will be announced during the onsite Corporate Member Exchange in Austin on Oct 1. All corporate members who are registered for the conference are encouraged to attend.

The Corporate Leadership Council represents NASCIO's corporate members, increases communication among the corporate membership, and acclimates new corporate members to the NASCIO culture. 

Maurice Uenuma, Tripwire, on Managing Chaos and Complexity 
(NASCIO 2016 Annual Conference)
NFNData Management - A Critical Asset to State Government Operations
Eric Sweden, Program Director, Enterprise Architecture & Governance 

Data Management and Analytics presented as #7 on the State CIO Top Ten Strategies, Management Processes and Solutions for 2017. Data Management presented as #6 and Business Intelligence and Business Analytics presented as #4 on the Top Ten Technologies, Applications and Tools for 2017.  Data management continues to surface as a critical concern for state government and that is what prompted NASCIO to form the NASCIO Data Management Working Group. 

Whether it is an effort to kick start an open data initiative, researching big data capabilities, sharing information across agencies or jurisdictions, establishing a business intelligence competency center, evaluating cloud computing options, or government transformation efforts, managing information and data effectively is a necessary and critical capability for state governments.
NASCIO has made the case for data governance and the notion that information and data assets are state enterprise assets that must be properly valued, managed and protected. This idea is further supported by the DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge  which is now in its second version.  

Data and information are the lifeblood of the 21
st century economy.  In the Information Age, data is recognized as a vital enterprise asset. [i]

The 2016 NASCIO Annual CIO Survey revealed that the overwhelming majority of CIOs consider data governance and management to be a key element of their strategic agendas and operational plans with 58 percent of CIOs placing data governance and management as a High Priority or Essential element in achieving their goals and objectives.
Emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), body worn cameras, sensors, and other big data generators have pushed data management to the forefront of government and industry. Proliferation of these technologies emphasis the issues related to data quality and reliability, data governance and data sharing. 
These circumstances have created new demand for operating discipline for managing andexploiting data to create meaningful information that can be used to evaluate current circumstances, predict new circumstances and inform decision makers. Without proactive data management approaches and discipline the state government data resource will continue to be characterized as inconsistent and unreliable. 
This will not only inhibit decision makers' confidence in the data but also citizens who are expecting and demanding reliable government data to be informed. Analytics and decision making based on government data naturally inherits the quality or the lack of quality in the underlying data. Government can only perform to level of the quality of the data that informs it.