NASCIO Revamps Strategic Plan to Reflect Evolving Role of State CIOs

Changes are aimed at putting more emphasis on areas such as leadership and business innovation that are key factors in the evolving role of CIOs as government leaders.

by News Staff / September 11, 2014

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced Tuesday it has adopted a new strategic plan aimed at putting more emphasis on areas such as leadership and business innovation that are key factors in the evolving role of CIOs as government leaders.

“The NASCIO Executive Committee held a strategic planning session focused on the priorities and future vision of the association,” said Dr. Craig Orgeron, NASCIO president and Mississippi CIO and executive director. “The new strategic plan reinforces the association’s mission, vision, and guiding principles and strengthens NASCIO’s ability to support CIOs as state leaders and visionaries.”

The association represents state chief information officers and information technology executives from the states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

Here is NASCIO’s new strategic plan (download here) in full:


To foster government excellence through leadership of quality business practices, information management and technology policy


Government in which the public is fully served through business innovation and the efficient and effective use of technology policy

As guiding principles, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers will:

  • be non-partisan
  • be ethical in our actions and relationships
  • foster policies that support the public trust
  • focus on multi-jurisdictional issues
  • promote open standards and best practices
  • promote strategic alignment of government technology investments and state business agendas
  • promote the CIO as the technology leader who drives business innovation and transformation

The association’s goals and objectives to realize our mission and vision include:

Goals and Objectives

  • NASCIO excels as the premier community and trusted resource for state CIOs

Facilitate transition planning, processes and mentoring for state CIOs

Improve state CIOs’ awareness of strategic information technology issues and solutions

Identify and promote leading practices and innovations to support, enable and transform the business of state government

Facilitate the sharing of experiences and expertise among members, trade associations and strategic partners

  • NASCIO advances the state CIOs as key state leaders

Promote and strengthen the state CIO as a business leader and trusted advisor of information technology

Advance and reinforce the role the state CIO plays as a leader in development of public policy

Support and communicate leadership, innovation, and information technology best practices for state government

Advance the evolving role of the state CIO as a transformative government leader

  • NASCIO is a national leader and advocate for information technology policy at all levels of government

Strengthen strategic alliances with key partners

Promote and lead cross-boundary collaboratives, solutions and relationships

Promote and enhance the critical role of information technology and innovation in the business and continuity of state government

Educate and build consensus among members and stakeholders

This story was originally published by TechWire, a sister publication to Government Technology that covers IT in California state and local government.

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