Security, Broadband in Top 5 CIO Priorities in 2019
Thursday, December 06, 2018 | Comments

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released the state technology leaders’ top priorities for the coming year with security and broadband on the list.

Security remains the top priority for the sixth year running with no change in the top four priorities from 2018. Broadband and wireless connectivity is fifth on the list.

“In addition to the duty to safeguard state systems and citizen information, increasing efficiency and fostering innovation are clearly indicated as key objectives for state CIOs in 2019”, said James Collins, NASCIO president and chief information officer (CIO) for the state of Delaware. “It is promising to see that states also plan to focus on expanding partnerships and leveraging the power of data analytics for public good. Partnerships with state agencies and private IT companies are key ingredients for transitioning to NASCIO’s ‘CIO as broker’ operating model.”

NASCIO uses the annual list of priorities to develop strategic areas of focus for the coming year, formulate new committees and working groups and plan NASCIO conference sessions and publications.

“Identity and access management (IAM) appears on the top 10 list for the first time,” said NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson. “Enterprise IAM approaches and solutions are gaining more traction in the states and are essential for managing secure employee access and supporting digital government platforms for citizens.”

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