May 2016

In This Issue:
Top Stories

NASCIO Midyear Conference Recap

NASCIO attendees rock! Thanks to the generosity of conference participants, NASCIO Give Back provided more than $7,000 to the Digital Harbor Foundation (DHF) to support their program Maker Foundations. Learn more about NASCIO Give Back and visit DHF's website to check out their programs.

Missed Midyear? Want the slides from THAT talk? Visit the Midyear website for general session videos, copies of presentations, related resources and media coverage. Also take a look through the Sponsor Resource Center which features white papers, research and publications from Midyear sponsors.

To submit information for the next edition, contact Meghan Penning , NASCIO Connections editor.
Events of Interest
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators 2016 Region II Conference
June 12-15, 2016
Louisville, Kentucky
NSAA 2016 Annual Conference
June 13-16, 2016
Beaver Creek, Colorado
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Thank You to Our 2016 Midyear Sponsors


Amazon Web Services
BMC Software
CGI Technologies & Solutions Inc.
Compuware Corporation
Dell Inc.
DLT Solutions, LLC
EMC Corporation
Gartner, Inc.
Harris Corporation
KSM Consulting
MorphoTrust USA
Palo Alto Networks
Pure Storage
Xerox Public Sector Solutions

CA Technologies
Capgemini Government Solutions
Lenovo US
Microsoft Corporation
SAP Public Services

CTERA Networks
First Data
Infosys Public Services, Inc.
Pegasystems Inc.
Tata Consultancy Services
ThreatTrack Security

Deloitte Consulting LLP
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

ForeScout Technologies




NASCIO has launched the 2016 State CIOs Make a Difference campaign. The campaign, which will run through mid-August, emphasizes the important role CIOs hold in government operations and the innovative and strategic work they lead.

Over the next two weeks, NASCIO will feature the work and accomplishments of State Chief Information Officer and Executive Director Jason Allison and the Florida Agency for State Technology (AST) in the State CIOs Make a Difference Campaign. Allison and AST's profile will specifically highlight the agency's impact since its establishment two years ago, and the core principles that guide the agency's work.

"Our priorities first and foremost are to meet the customer agency's needs," said Allison. "Our job is to be there to support them every step of the way. Technology is there to support the business; their successes are our successes."

To learn more about Allison and the work of AST, visit the campaign website at and follow #StateCIOsRock for campaign highlights and updates.

NASCIO State Technology Innovator Award
The deadline is quickly approaching for the NASCIO State Technology Innovator Award.  Submit your nomination by
June 10
and learn more by visiting

The NASCIO State Technology Innovator Award honors state leaders, managers and employees who promote innovation, excellence and good government.

Recipients are selected based on their personal leadership and advocacy to advance state technology policy as well as their adoption of emerging technologies and demonstration of best practices and innovation in service delivery.
NASCIO Annual Conference - Save the Date!

Save the date for the NASCIO 2016 Annual Conference, September 18-21 in Orlando, Florida. Information coming soon.

Your input is needed in our Idea Roundup. Submit your session topic ideas for Annual starting May 23. Visit  for information.

Award Recipient Spotlights:
Commonwealth of Virginia 
State of Michigan
State of North Carolina

The NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards honor outstanding technology achievements in state government. Learn about the 2015 award recipients through the spotlight series. Award submissions from 2001 to present can be found in the
awards library.

Digital Government: Government to Citizens
Commonwealth of Virginia: Electronic Death Registration and Birth Certificates on Demand

Open Government Initiatives
State of Michigan: Enterprise Information Management

State CIO Office Special Recognition
State of North Carolina Innovation Center

NASCIO Policy Talk

Cyber Disruption - Every State Must Prepare 
Eric Sweden, Program Director, Enterprise Architecture & Governance
NASCIO recently released guidance on cyber disruption response planning. This is a first version report and it is the intention of NASCIO to continue to publish on this topic. Input from across the NASCIO community in reaction to this guidance is highly sought.

This report emphasizes getting started by establishing relationships with key stakeholders. Those relationships are critical to developing the necessary governance, communications and operating discipline for cyber disruption response planning.  Cyber disruptions are events of high magnitude lasting weeks to months. States and local governments must partner now to develop necessary capabilities that will be needed to prevent, mitigate and respond to such events.

Ideas were gathered from those states and regions that have begun work on such capabilities. However, much is yet to be done even in those jurisdictions to build resiliency and ability to recover cyber disruptions.

Download the report at

As you review this guide, take note of what is missing and what improvements can be made to this guidance. Your input is highly appreciated!
Watch on Washington

Yejin Cooke, Director of Government Affairs

Meet Our Newest Member
New Corporate Member:
  • Adobe
NASCIO: Making Connections
NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson  will attend and speak at the following meetings in May:
  • The Council of State Governments Cybersecurity and Privacy Policy Academy in Seattle, Washington, May 23-24
  • XChange Public Sector SLED Conference in Atlanta, May 25

NASCIO Director of Government Affairs Yejin Cooke will speak to the National Conference of State Legislatures Executive Committee in Minneapolis, May 21.

NASCIO Committee and Working Group Schedule
  • Privacy and Data Protection Working Group
    Wednesday, May 25 at 3 pm Eastern
  • National Innovation Forum
    Wednesday, June 8 at 12 pm Eastern
  • Enterprise Architecture & Governance Committee
    Thursday, June 9 at 2 pm Eastern 
  • Data Management Working Group
    Thursday, June 9 at 3 pm Eastern
  • Cybersecurity Committee
    Tuesday, June 21 at 2 pm Eastern
  • Broadband & Telecommunications Committee
    Tuesday, June 28 at 3 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.