State Membership

Value of State Membership

Surviving and thriving in
the world of technology requires an excellent support system of people and information. That’s why state government IT departments across the nation rely on the resources of the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD).

NASTD offers its state members easy access to a network of IT professionals across the nation and a wide array of meaningful technology information tools and resources.

Take a closer look at the valuable resources and tools NASTD has to offer:

  • Opportunities  to gain insight on next  generation technologies & services, exchange information on best practices, network with other state IT professionals and develop key industry contacts
    • Attend NASTD regional seminar events and the annual conference and technology showcase
  • 24/7/365 access to professional online discussion groups
    • Save time and money on RFP development
    • Manage vendor relationships better
    • Compare contract  language, costs, rates and related issues
    • Get quick answers to multi-level questions
    • Learn from mistakes others have made  
  • Round-the-clock access to the NASTD website library
    • Find network planning and strategy documents
    • Locate RFPs, RFIs and SLAs used by other states
    • View seminar and conference presentations on numerous IT topics
  • State and corporate affiliate membership online directories
    • Identify other state technology professionals who share your professional interests and challenges
    • Locate industry experts offering ideas and solutions to your technology problems
  • Two electronic newsletters
    • eMonitor: offers a weekly summary of the current regulatory and legislative activities of interest to state IT professionals
    • Gateway: offers information on NASTD events, activities and ideas for maximizing your membership experience
  • Discounted registration fees for all NASTD events
    • Regional seminars
    • Annual conference and technology showcase
  • Access to a full-time staff of experienced association professionals
  • Opportunities to serve in NASTD leadership positions
    • Committee chairs
    • Regional officers
    • National executive board officers

NASTD state membership is open to all state departments or agencies having primary responsibility for providing IT resources for other state agencies and/or institutions. The membership is held in the name of the state which designates one IT manager as the primary communications and billing contact. This individual also serves as the NASTD voting contact. A secondary contact person is also designated for continuity purposes in the event the primary becomes unavailable. Additionally, each state’s IT organization may register an unlimited number of IT professionals working within its organization to receive NASTD membership privileges.