The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) is advocating for increased cybersecurity partnerships with the Federal government, according to its 2017 advocacy agenda.

The Federal advocacy agenda, which was released Jan. 18, outlines the four issues that NASCIO will focus on this year:

  1. State chief information officers’ (CIOs) seek strong intergovernmental partnership on cybersecurity.
  2. Flexibility in Federal funding regulations that encourage legacy system modernization and cloud adoption.
  3. Information sharing and safeguards, meeting citizen expectations.
  4. Successful implementation of First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) plans in each state.

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