November/December 2016

In This Issue:
Top Stories
NASCIO Releases State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2017

The State CIO Top Ten for 2017 has been highly anticipated by our members and partners. The line up of priorities presents what state and territorial CIOs consider as their top concerns and opportunities for the coming year.

Security tops the list of strategies and policies for the fourth consecutive year. Security has been on the top ten list every year since the first "top ten" was published in 2006. Noteworthy is our current concern regarding a special kind of cyber incident - a cyber disruption. NASCIO released a first publication on this topic this past year.

Consolidation/Optimization is the second priority for 2017. Clearly this is the direction states are moving in and making significant headway as presented in the NASCIO 2016 Annual CIO Survey we published in September of 2016. There is still a long way to go.

Enterprise IT Governance presents for the first time on the top ten list at position six. State CIOs are focusing more on governance which includes strong partnering and collaboration with agency leadership to ensure state governments are making the right investments in the right technologies to support the business of government.

Agile and Incremental Software Delivery arrives yet again at position nine as it did for 2016. NASCIO is partnering with Accenture to research and report on state government adoption of Agile and other change driven approaches to software delivery. That research is ongoing now and the report will be released in late 2017.

A big thank you to all the state CIOs that participated in the top ten this year! If you'd like to read the 2017 State CIO Top Ten Priorities in their entirety please visit the NASCIO website.

To submit information for the next edition, contact Kayla Leslie , NASCIO Connections editor.
Events of Interest
The Council of State Governments
December 8-11, 2016
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
National Center for State Courts
December 12-14, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
NASCIO provides two topical Newsbriefs which will be delivered via email to you each week on Enterprise Architecture
and Cybersecurity

To view current issues and subscribe, visit

NASCIO Newsbriefs are provided by Information Inc.
Thank You to Our 2016 Annual Conference Sponsors

Deloitte Consulting LLP


ForeScout Technologies


Midyear 2017
Giddyup: Time to Submit Your Ideas for the Midyear Conference
Submit your ideas and suggestions for session topics, speakers and session formats by Wednesday, December 21.
Your submission can be as simple as a sentence or two describing your idea/suggestion.
Please note, NASCIO does not issue a formal call for proposals; ideas corralled during Idea Roundup will inform the programs committee as they shape the conference program.

Honor a Technology Champion

NASCIO is accepting nominations for the Technology Champion Award, which honors outstanding contributions in the field of information technology in the public sector. Submit nominations by January 10. Learn more by clicking here.  
Watch on Washington Top 5

Yejin Cooke, Director of Government Affairs
1. Final cyber commission report released. The Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity released final recommendations on Dec. 5 which are intended to serve as guide for the new Administration. Report notes that "states have brought new energy to dealing with cybersecurity challenges...though progress has been slow."

2. AT&T probably won FirstNet bid? pdvWireless acknowledged in October that their FirstNet bid was no longer being considered and court filings now show that Rivada Networks is protesting its elimination from FirstNet consideration. So that leaves...AT&T?

3. President-elect Trump: Think of states as partners. NASCIO presents at New America on state and local cybersecurity after release of Commission report. Read news coverage here, catch full video here.

4. New leadership at Senate Homeland Security Committee. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) will be the top Democrat in the 115th Congress. NASCIO will be meeting with her office in December.

5. Busy at the FCC. Chairman Wheeler has announced a new IoT cybersecurity strategy and is calling on an interagency forum to coordinate regulatory approaches. Chairman Wheeler also halted the proposal for confidential meetings with telecom industry on their cyber efforts. 
Meet Our Newest Members
New Corporate Members:
  • LinkedIn
  • MicroPact
New Chief Information Officers:
  • Yessica Jones, State of Arkansas
New Non-Profit Members:
  • Green Electronics Council
New Associate Local Government Members:
  • Spotsylvania County
NASCIO: Making Connections
NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson  presented Briefings for the State of Idaho in Boise, ID, October 25-27. He was the keynote at the Best Practices Exchange in Sacramento, CA, October 31-November 2. He also attended and spoke at the National Academy of Public Administration in Arlington, VA, November 16-18. Finally, he attended and spoke at the NCSL Capitol Forum in Washington, D.C., December 6-7.
NASCIO Committee and Working Group Schedule

*    Cross-Jurisdictional Webinar
    Tuesday, December 13 at 3 pm Eastern

*    National Innovations Forum
    Wednesday, December 14 at 12 pm Eastern

*    Privacy and Data Protection Working Group
    Wednesday, December 28 at 3 pm Eastern 

*    Data Management Working Group
    Monday, January 9 at 3 pm Eastern

*    National Innovations Forum
    Wednesday, January 11 at 12 pm Eastern
Corporate Member Partner Profiles
Each month, NASCIO randomly draws three corporate members to be featured in the monthly newsletter. Click here to view a complete list of NASCIO's corporate partners.