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Founded in 1976, the National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA), is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) association representing chief administrative officers (CAOs)—public officials in charge of departments that provide support services such as human resources, information technology, procurement, risk management, and general administrative services to other state agencies.

NASCA provides a forum for CAOs to exchange information and learn new ideas from each other and private sector partners. NASCA engages states in transforming government operations through the power of shared knowledge, operational excellence and thought leadership.

NASCA’s primary state government members are cabinet-level and senior public officials who oversee the departments that provide operational support to other state agencies. Common areas of oversight by NASCA’s primary members include general services (such as fleet, mail, printing, and surplus), procurement, facilities, telecommunications, information technology, construction, risk management, accounting, budget, insurance, audits, human resources, professional development and more. NASCA also encourages the participation of deputy directors and senior-level staff who support the state chief administrators.