Share Your Voice on CIO Priorities

by Emily Lane, Program and Brand Manager, NASCIO

Through the social media campaign, CIO Top Ten In Real Life (#CIOTopTenIRL), the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) seeks your participation in a conversation to build common understanding around the 2018 CIO Top Ten Priorities.

Each year, NASCIO surveys state CIOs to identify and prioritize top policy and technology issues facing state government. The resulting list of CIO Top Ten Priorities serves as a guide for NASCIO’s work and is the basis of this national conversation among NASCIO members, stakeholders, and partners on the role each plays regarding the issues, implications and solutions.

Weekly through April 20, NASCIO will share videos of state CIOs explaining why a specific priority made the top ten list and what it looks like for their state in real life. Then, it’s your turn – to share your own videos expressing thought leadership, case studies, solutions and additional context regarding the priorities.

A shared understanding of the issues impacting information technology within state government is vital to the success of CIO initiatives and related public policy. This is especially true as the landscape of IT, and the business of state government changes and evolves.

  • Collaboration and partnership within states and with the private sector is the new norm. NASCIO’s annual State CIO Survey on trends, issues and perspectives finds that the dominant business model is now one of a CIO organization operating as a shared services broker that leverages managed services and outsourcing to deliver on their service portfolio rather than an owner and operator of assets.
  • CIO priorities are complex and often overlap with the priorities of other key government officials. For example, NASCIO and the National Governors Association (NGA) have asked the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to work with the two groups to harmonize disparate federal cybersecurity regulations and normalize the federal audit process.
  • Technology and expectations move quickly. Technology capabilities in the marketplace advance rapidly and impact citizen expectations of government. Research centers, consultative services and private companies can help states strategically leverage these advancements and understand their implications, provided they have a solid foundation of state needs and priorities.

This public conversation, and subsequent library of resources, will be accessible on Twitter and at NASCIO.org/CIOTopTenIRL; include #CIOTopTenIRL in your tweets to ensure your voice is captured. Visit the campaign website to learn more and find tips on participating.

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