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NASCIO Launches State Mobile Apps Catalog
May 13, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky., Monday, May 13 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) developed a new State Mobile Apps Catalog, a collection of over 160 state and territory native mobile apps that users can browse and download for smart phones and tablets. The apps are searchable by state/territory, by category and through an overall browse function.
“This tool offers a convenient way to see what other states are producing in terms of mobile apps, and allowing states to generate ideas for their own state or territory,” said Brenda Decker, NASCIO president and Nebraska CIO. “Some states lead the way in mobile app development and can pose as models for those growing their mobile app capabilities.”
The catalog includes a vast range of topics including; public safety, health and wellness, public assistance, employee assistance, state portal, traffic/road conditions, parks and recreation, plus much more. Visit
Pelgrin Honored with the NASCIO Technology Champion Award
April 30, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C., Tuesday, April 30 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has awarded Will Pelgrin, CEO and president of the Center for Internet Security and founder and chair of the Multi-state Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), with the association’s 2013 NASCIO Technology Champion (NTC) award. Pelgrin received recognition for his outstanding contributions promoting government performance excellence through sound information technology solutions, policies and practice during the NASCIO Midyear Conference in Washington, D.C.
Elayne Starkey, Delaware chief security officer said, “Will Pelgrin is an outstanding selection for the NASCIO Technology Champion Award. His advice, wise counsel, and willingness to assist has been invaluable to the Delaware Security Program as we partner together to protect critical assets.”
“Will Pelgrin is our nation’s cybersecurity pioneer whose vision...
NASCIO Fly-In Brings State CIOs Priorities to Washington
May 1, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Wednesday, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) D.C. Fly-In brought together a delegation of state IT leaders with key federal decision makers. Over 50 State CIOs and state technology policy officials engaged in high-level briefings and roundtable discussions with congressional staff, federal agency officials, and NASCIO strategic partners on significant issues impacting state government technology.
NASCIO members discussed pressing intergovernmental technology policy concerns, including the cybersecurity threat to state governments, grant guidance reform, and the FirstNet Public Safety Broadband Network. “The Fly-In is not just an opportunity for us to learn from our partners at the federal level, but also to provide them with the information they need to harness the power of information technology to modernize government at every level—making it more efficient, effective, and transparent for our...
NASCIO Releases Capitals in the Clouds Part V: Managing the Risk of Free Cloud Services
April 3, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, April 3 - Cloud-based file sharing solutions have become very popular and certainly a growing and significant part of day-to-day computing according to “Capitals in the Clouds Part V: Managing the Risk of Free Cloud Services” an issue brief released today by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). It is easy to see why these services are attractive to state government users after using them in many facets of their personal life. With a wide variety of choices in the market, these solutions are easy to access, configure and use. They support multiple devices (especially mobile), and data in multiple formats. The most important consideration for state employee users – these file sharing services are free.
Since the release of the 2012 NASCIO and Deloitte Cybersecurity Study, more security and policy questions have been raised on the use of free cloud services by states. In addition to the May 2012...
NASCIO Establishes Conference Scholarship Program in Memory of Past President
March 27, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, March 27 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) created a new scholarship program, the Thomas M. Jarrett CISO Conference Scholarship Program, to honor Thomas Jarrett, former Chief Information Officer of the State of Delaware, NASCIO President (2005-2006) and 2006 recipient of the prestigious Meritorious Service Award.
This elite scholarship will award three chief information security officers (CISOs) the opportunity to attend a premier NASCIO conference. State chief information officers may nominate CISOs for the scholarship starting April 1 at www.nascio.org. The application will include examples of the CISO’s leadership in cybersecurity and why the CISO would benefit from attending the conference. Learn more at http://www.nascio.org/awards/tjcs/.
“Tom had a passion for cybersecurity not only in his state, but for the association as...
NASCIO Announces Paul Vitale as the 2013 Midyear Keynote Speaker
March 26, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky., Tuesday, March 26 — Paul Vitale, professional speaker and author, will present the keynote, “Inspired Teamwork & Leadership,” at the National Association of State Chief Information Officer’s (NASCIO) 2013 Midyear Conference.
Vitale, one of America’s most sought-out speakers and trainers, will detail significant traits and strategies that bring cohesiveness to any team. The NASCIO attendees will hear about uniting for a common cause, understanding and respecting diversity and encouraging individuals through positive actions are all elements of this empowering message.
“It is a distinct privilege having the opportunity to present during the NASCIO 2013 Midyear Conference. I am extremely excited to work with the many attendees who will be present for this important event mapping strategies and networking for growth and strength,” said Vitale.
The keynote will take place in Washington, DC on Monday,...
NASCIO on Limitations on Liability for IT Procurement – Any Progress?
January 24, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky., Thursday, January 24 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) is pleased to announce the release of updated research into the changes in state IT procurement. NASCIO’s 2004 publication
NASCIO on Unlimited Liability - Gaining Traction on the Road to "Win-Win" recommended changes to the state IT procurement policy regarding limitations on liability, and research from 2010 and 2012 show subtle changes have occurred in the states.
This infographic indicates which states have limitations on liability in statute, which states have none, and which states are able to negotiate limitations on a case by case basis, and compares the current situation to previous NASCIO research. This report is available at: www.nascio.org/publications.
NASCIO State IT Procurement Modernization Committee Co-Chair and State CIO of Oklahoma Alex Pettit stated,...
NASCIO Becomes Data Privacy Day Champion
January 24, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky., Thursday, January 24 — the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) is joining the effort to promote privacy awareness along with a multitude of other international organizations, companies, education institutions, government entities and municipalities across the globe, by becoming a Champion and supporting January 28 as Data Privacy Day. Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Data Privacy Day is held each year on January 28 and is an international awareness effort to empower people to better protect their privacy.
Data Privacy Day promotes messages about the importance of data protection and controlling one’s digital footprint. As a Data Privacy Day Champion, NASCIO recognizes and supports the ideal that individuals, organizations, business and government all share the responsibility to be aware of privacy challenges and encourages everyone to bring information privacy into their daily...