The largest organization of government CIOs announced a new strategic plan on July 26. The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) held a meeting to determine exactly what the organization's purpose, goals and guiding principles would be.

According to the NASCIO website, the new mission of the organization is "to foster government excellence through leadership of quality business practices, information management and technology policy." The new vision of the organization is a "government in which the public is fully served through business innovation and the efficient and effective use of technology policy."

The new plan focuses on the future of CIOs, said Dugan Petty, NASCIO president and CIO of Oregon. “The new strategic plan reinforces the association’s mission, vision and guiding principles and strengthens NASCIO’s ability to support CIOs as state leaders,” he said.

For a full run-down of NASCIO's new strategic plan, along with a list of guiding principles, visit the organization's strategic plan page.