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Apr
26

States advance talks with federal officials on harmonizing regulations

Editor’s Note: See Why OIRA Needs to Coordinate Federal Cyber Security Regulation.

From: State Scoop

NASCIO says what began as broad requests for the federal government to organize its regulatory environment for state IT is now on “more solid footing.”

By Colin Wood

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NASCIO and the National Governors Association followed up Reese’s visit to Capitol Hill with a letter last November asking the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to examine the issue. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, have also prodded GAO to look into federal regulations’ incompatibility with state IT.

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“That document is not public yet, but it is complete,” Jang said. “We are hoping to share that with our federal partners, specifically that GAO will look at it, that OMB-OIRA will look at it, and try to help us harmonize where there are disparate requirements on the same issue.”

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