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Cyber should play a bigger role in state IT acquisition, NASCIO says

April 30, 2021


A new publication released this week by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers urges state officials to be more mindful of the security of third-party vendors’ IT products when making acquisitions.

The guide, published in conjunction with the National Association of State Procurement Officers and the Center for Internet Security — the nonprofit that runs programs like the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center — suggests that state agencies far too often make technology purchases without running them by security officials who might have insights about which products are more trustworthy until the ink is already drying on contracts.