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States advance talks with federal officials on harmonizing regulations

April 26, 2018

A group representing state chief information officers says progress was made in private talks with federal officials Wednesday on solving state government’s woes in complying with a varied and sometimes conflicting mass of regulations.

The talks were held between approximately 60 senior state technology leaders and federal officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Safeguards and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Justice Information Services division, according to the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. Held as part of NASCIO’s annual “fly-in” event in Washington D.C., the discussions are a continuation of a push from state government initiated last year for a more cohesive and easy-to-follow set of regulations.

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