National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)
NASCIO sees states' IT work 'being recognized' during federal meetings
State CIOs met with Congress and White House officials to discuss their federal priorities, including cybersecurity funding and how they'll use pandemic relief.
Remote work works — now fix the culture, CIOs tell NASCIO
State CIO surveys on workforce in 2020 and 2021 show no resistance to remote work, only a concern with developing healthy workplace cultures.
Modernization and security funding tops NASCIO's legislative agenda
The group's annual federal priorities also include the FCC's oversight of broadband coverage and a long-running goal of harmonizing cybersecurity regulations.
CIOs face budget pressure from pandemic in 2021
Financial shortfalls were not as bad as projected, but "we're going to see reduced spending models" for some time, NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson said.
NASCIO shakes up leadership ranks after recent CIO departures
Maryland CIO Michael Leahy was named vice president of the group and Tennessee's Stephanie Dedmon was selected as its new secretary-treasurer.
Stimulus bill includes .gov bill to help states and localities move domains
The NASCIO-backed DOTGOV Act would potentially drop the $400 annual fees state and local governments pay for sites on the federally administered domain.
State CIOs' 2021 priorities reflect needs of the pandemic
Cybersecurity leads for the eighth consecutive year, while digital government, broadband and workforce issues also ranked highly as the health crisis continues.
Will Congress ever fund state and local cybersecurity grants?
A $400 million grant program sought by NASCIO members and others passed the House in 2020, but got stuck in the Senate. The advocacy will continue into 2021.
New Hampshire's Goulet to stay on as NASCIO president
The group extended the terms of its member leadership through 2021, and added two new members to its executive committee.