NASCIO’s 2018 Federal Advocacy Agenda Covers Cyber, Innovation & Data Sharing

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The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has issued its list of 2018 federal advocacy priorities meant to boost information technology in state governments through cooperation with federal entities.

NASCIO said Thursday it will push for efforts to address disparate federal cybersecurity regulations and standardize federal auditors’ processes.

“State CIOs continue to seek efficiencies within state government through efforts like IT consolidation/optimization,” said Bo Reese, NASCIO president and Oklahoma CIO.

“However, voluminous and conflicting federal cybersecurity regulations often pose a challenge in our ability to do so and it is our hope that our federal partners will work with state CIOs to harmonize regulations and normalize the audit process,” Reese added.

NASCIO will also advocate for the federal recognition of state governments’ authority and ongoing development efforts related to emerging technology, as well as the implementation of national standards for information sharing.

The association wants states and relevant stakeholders to adopt the National Information Exchange Model to support information sharing between state, federal and local government units.

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