Cybersecurity Tops State CIO Priority List for 7th Year
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Comments

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released the state CIO top 10 priorities for 2020 with cybersecurity remaining the top priority for the seventh year.

Digital government was second on the list, followed by cloud services. Broadband/wireless connectivity was ninth on the list. Innovation and transformation through technology is on the list for the first time at 10. Customer relationship management moved up to number five from number seven in 2019, and legacy modernization made the list for the first time since 2017.

The list represents state technology leaders’ top policy and technology priorities for the coming year and reflects voting by 50 state CIOs.

“It is not surprising that cybersecurity remains No. 1 nor that cloud, optimization and digital government round out the top spots,” said Eric Boyette, NASCIO president and secretary and CIO for the state of North Carolina. “State CIOs are constantly trying to protect their states while at the same time enable delivery of critical services for the citizens they serve.”

NASCIO uses the annual voting 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.

The full list is here.

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