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October 2014 
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2014 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study Released
The 2014 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study - State governments at risk: Time to move forward - was released on October 1 at the NASCIO Annual Conference, marking the start of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The study reports findings and analysis of a comprehensive survey of state chief information security officers (CISOs) conducted by NASCIO in partnership with Deloitte. Results of the 2014 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study confirm the growing importance of cybersecurity for states and discuss the key themes: maturing role of the CISO, continuing budget-strategy disconnect, cyber complexity challenge, and talent crisis.

To submit information for the next edition, contact Meghan Penning, NASCIO Connections editor.
Events of Interest
National Association of State Chief Administrator 2014 Institute on Management and Leadership 
October 15-17, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.

National Conference of State Legislatures Fall Forum
December 9-12, 2014
Washington, D.C.

2014 Annual Sponsors
Pinnacle Sponsors
CA Technologies
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Interactive Technology Sponsors
Member Center Sponsor
Wifi Sponsor
Tata Consultancy Services

Communications Sponsor

2014 Annual Conference

The Results are In - 2014 State CIO Survey Released

NASCIO, TechAmerica, and Grant Thornton LLP have collaborated for a fifth consecutive year to release the 2014 annual survey of state chief information officers (CIOs), Charting the Course: Leading Collaboration During Uncertain Times. 

As major changes continue to sweep through the state IT landscape, the survey asked state CIOs to share their perspective on the status and future direction of the state CIO organization and the overall enterprise. While the survey covered a wide variety of topics, CIOs were asked to focus particularly on three main topics - the planning and oversight of critical projects, sourcing, and the use of data as a strategic asset.

Read the complete report at www.nascio.org/2014StateCIOSurvey

New NASCIO Executive Leadership Announced
NASCIO has selected top state information technology leaders to serve as the new program year Executive Committee. The association is now led by Stu Davis, Ohio chief information officer and assistant director, and NASCIO president for the 2014-15 program year. Davis succeeds Mississippi Chief Information Officer and Executive Director, Craig Orgeron.

NASCIO's 2014-15 Executive Committee leaders are:

Executive Committee Officers:

President - Stu Davis, Chief Information Officer and Assistant Director, Ohio

Vice President - David Gustafson, Chief Information Officer, Nevada

Secretary/Treasurer - Darryl Ackley, Secretary and Chief Information Officer, New Mexico

Past President - Craig Orgeron, Chief Information Officer and Executive Director, Mississippi

Executive Committee Directors:

Claire Bailey, Director and Chief Technology Officer, Arkansas

Carlos Ramos, State Chief Information Officer, California

Mark Raymond, Chief Information Officer, Connecticut

Paul Baltzell, Chief Information Officer, Indiana

Alex Pettit, Chief Information Officer, Oregon

Karen Robinson, Chief Information Officer, Texas

Sam Nixon, Chief Information Officer, Virginia

Gale Given, Chief Technology Officer, West Virginia


October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
In its 11th year, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its public and private partners to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and individual cyber hygiene.
NASCIO Annual Conference Recap
Thank you to all (660+ attendees) that attended the 2014 NASCIO Annual Conference!

Presentations, videos and ARS results are available on the 2014 Annual Conference website.

2014 NASCIO Annual Conference Recap
2014 NASCIO Annual Conference Highlights

Mark your calendars now for the 2015 Midyear Conference to be held
in Alexandria, Virginia next April 26 - 29.

NASCIO Recognizes Outstanding Achievement in State Government

Eleven exemplary initiatives were chosen as recipients for the NASCIO 2014 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government. This is NASCIO's 26th consecutive year of honoring outstanding information technology achievements in the public sector.

Recipients were announced at the Annual NASCIO State Awards Dinner in Nashville. 
The 2014 awards recipients are as follows: 

Cross Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships
State of Oregon
Oregon Interoperability Service (OIS) Project

Data, Information and Knowledge Management
State of North Carolina
Electronic Rounds Tracking System

Digital Government: Government-to-Business
State of Washington
Automatic Infrared Roadside Screening (AIRS)

Digital Government: Government-to-Citizen
State of New Mexico
Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
State of Georgia

Fast Track Solutions
State of California
Corpsmember Recruiting System (CoRe)

Improving State Operations
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Posted and Bonded Roads Mobile App

Information Communications Technology Innovations
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Automated Text Messaging of Outbound Communication for Child Support

Open Government Initiatives
State of Oregon
Centralized Public Meeting Notices Project

Commonwealth of Virginia
Barring Open Doors to Threats

Special State CIO Recognition
State of Texas
Texas Data Center Services Governance Model

Congratulations to the 2014 State Technology Innovator Award Recipients
The NASCIO State Technology Innovator Award honors outstanding individuals who have made contributions to advance the state's technology policy agenda through the promotion of best practices, adoption of new technologies, and advancements in service delivery.

Award recipients were announced at the Annual Conference in Nashville.

Mark Walker
Deputy Tax Commissioner/CIO
Ohio Department of Taxation

Dianna Anderson
Chief Data Officer
Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology
Outstanding CISOs Honored at the NASCIO Annual Conference
The Thomas M. Jarrett State Chief Information Security Officer Conference Scholarship Program grants three outstanding CISOs the opportunity to attend a NASCIO Annual Conference.

Thomas M. Jarrett Scholarship recipients were recognized at the NASCIO Annual Awards Dinner in Nashville.

Chris Letterman
Chief Security Officer
State of Alaska

Kevin Burns
Chief Security Officer
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Deborah Snyder
Action Chief Information Officer
State of New York

Thank You on Behalf of Connected Tennessee!
Record donations were raised for the Computer 4 Kids program through Connected Tennessee in Nashville. Thank you NASCIO members for your donations and participation in this year's Give Back and Fun Walk!

NASCIO 2014 Fun Walk
NASCIO 2014 Fun Walk

For more information about Computer 4 Kids visit www.connectedtn.org/about-computers-4-kids

State IT Recognition Award Spotlight
Commonwealth of Virginia
In the category of cybersecurity: Barring Open Doors to Threats

Beginning in January 2013, the Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA) implemented a full-scale threat analysis of the state's cyber attack data to examine an increasing trend in successful malicious attacks. Two significant attack vendors were identified - local administrative rights (LAR) and Java. This information was then used to mitigate the frequency of security and malware-related incidents.

Learn more: 
  • Read the full submission here
Commonwealth of Virginia - Barring Open Doors to Threats
Commonwealth of Virginia
Barring Open Doors to Threats
Watch on Washington
NASCIO Files Comments on NIST Cybersecurity Framework
On October 10, NASCIO filed comments with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) regarding states' experiences with the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The comments were in response to a request for information (RFI) in which NIST asked about the use of its framework and companion Roadmap. NIST hopes to use this data as it prepares to update the framework over time.

NASCIO utilized its findings in the 2014 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study, State governments at risk: Time to move forward to provide a picture of how the framework is being utilized in the states. Our results showed that 47 percent of CISOs plan to leverage the framework within the next six months to a year, and an additional 38.8 percent responded that they are currently reviewing the framework. Only two percent of state CISOs responded that they had no plan to leverage the NIST cybersecurity framework. NASCIO also focused on the fact that "NASCIO has not seen any evidence of an effort by federal regulatory agencies to utilize the framework to harmonize these regulations or provide other consistency across the patchwork of cybersecurity regulations that federal activities impose upon state governments."  Read NASCIO's comments at www.nascio.org/advocacy/current.
Meet Our Newest Members:
New Chief Information Officer:
  • James Collins, Chief Information Officer, State of Delaware
New Non-profit Member:
  • CaseCommon
Committee and Working Group Updates
The Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee held its monthly call on October 9. Rich Cooper, vice president of research and emerging issues, US Chamber of Commerce, discussed the Chamber's recent research and report on data innovation. Cooper provided a report and infographic on innovations in government data, which are available for download in the Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee library on the NASCIO Community. Discussion included an overview from Deborah Henderson of DAMA International on its next version of the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) and the inclusion of big data, analytics and open data. Division Director of the Kansas Historical Society Mike Veatch provided the perspectives of the state archivists and records managers regarding new roles emerging in data management. 

The committee continues to recruit for faculty to present on a series of webinars on data management and enterprise portfolio management. Contact Eric Sweden at esweden@NASCIO.org if you are interested in presenting.
The Health Care Working Group has been rechartered by the NASCIO Executive Committee through May 31, 2015. The working group will continue to focus on the state CIO's role in health care reform, health insurance marketplaces, health information exchange, identity and access management, mobile health initiatives, data governance and systems integration, among other topics. Monthly calls will continue to be held on the last Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. Eastern. NASCIO Senior Policy Analyst Amy Glasscock will serve as the staff liaison. For more information or to join the group, contact Glasscock at aglasscock@NASCIO.org.
The IT Procurement Modernization Committee will discuss the recent Center for Digital Government report "Best Practice Guide for Cloud and As-A-Service" on its next call. For more information on this committee, contact Meredith Ward at mward@NASCIO.org.
The Security and Privacy Committee will host Erin Meehan, Antonio Scurlock, and Jon Baker of DHS on its next call for an ESSA/STIX briefing. For more information on this committee, contact Meredith Ward at mward@NASCIO.org.
NASCIO: Making Connections
Doug Robinson, NASCIO executive director, spoke or will speak at the following events in October:
  • Kentucky Cyber Security Summit, October 6 in Lexington, Ky.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Future of Data-Driven Innovation, Washington, D.C.
  • Identity, Credential, and Access Management National Summit in Washington D.C.
Mark Your Calendar
  • Security and Privacy Committee - Tuesday, October 21 at 1 p.m. Eastern
  • Public Safety Broadband Working Group - Tuesday, October 28 at 4 p.m. Eastern
  • Health Care Working Group - Wednesday, October 29 at 3 p.m. Eastern
  • Executive Committee - Thursday, November 6 at 4 p.m. Eastern
  • IT Procurement Modernization Committee - Wednesday, November 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern
  • Enterprise Architecture and Governance Committee - Thursday, November 13 at 2 p.m. Eastern
Corporate Member Partner Profiles
Each month, NASCIO randomly draws three corporate members to be featured in the monthly newsletter. To view a complete list of NASCIO's corporate partners, visit www.nascio.org/aboutNASCIO/corpProfiles.
Amazon Web Services

Contact: Matthew Dittoe
Title: National Director of Sales
Address: 13461 Sunrise Valley Drive, Ste 500
Herndon, VA 20171
Phone: 773.230.2252

Amazon Web Services' Worldwide Public Sector Team offers cloud computing services to Government, Education, Healthcare, and Non-governmental organization customers globally. With the cloud, public sector IT professionals no longer need to plan for IT infrastructure months in advance, but rather can be operational in minutes. Learn more at www.aws.amazon.com.


Contact: Jodi L. Chapin 
Title: Director, State and Local Government Marketing
Address: 400 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 
Phone: 352.376.5125

Government transformation is the new normal from consolidation and modernization of voice and data networks to the essential need to mobilize field workers and citizen services. With cyber security risk a reality, the need to protect information, infrastructure and citizen data is a top priority. As government continues to find new ways to unite and serve constituents, technology has the power to help.

Across the country, dedicated AT&T professionals are working with state and local governments to transform their networks and accomplish more in less time. With our comprehensive suite of solutions, agency operations are now more agile, cost efficient and highly secure. From New England to the Gulf, through the Midwest to the West Coast, it's clear that transformation goes a long way toward helping governments thrive.


Contact: David Ballard
Title: Consultant
Address: 1038 Man O War Dr, Frankfort, KY 40601 
Phone: 502.545.1077

CenturyLink is a choice of Fortune 500 companies, government and education organizations nationwide offering a comprehensive portfolio of data and voice networking communications solutions through its high-quality network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States, and has one of the largest fiber footprints serving customers in local, network and select international markets.