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Better Decisions, Better Government: Effective Data Management Through a Coordinated Approach

  • August 2016
  • Number of views: 1007
Better Decisions, Better Government: Effective Data Management Through a Coordinated Approach

This report describes the basics of how to get started with a data management discipline. It maintains a simple approach to gaining support including governance, bringing together the right stakeholders, and establishing a compelling business case. This report is the second in a series of reports that deals with WHY is data management important; HOW does state government get started.

Value and Vulnerability: The Internet of Things in a Connected State Government

  • June 2016
  • Number of views: 4697
Value and Vulnerability: The Internet of Things in a Connected State Government
States are finding that the “Internet of Things” (IoT) can improve efficiency, reduce waste and connect citizens to state services in faster and more affordable ways. But with that value comes vulnerability. States must consider security, privacy, accessibility and standardization when crafting a roadmap for IoT. This policy brief describes ways that states are currently implementing IoT, possibilities for the coming years, and recommendations on avoiding difficulties along the way.

Advanced Cyber Analytics

  • April 2016
  • Number of views: 4791
Advanced Cyber Analytics
This report examines the subject of advanced cyber analytics.  It makes the case for states to invest in such capabilities and maintain ongoing maturity in advanced analytics.  All organizations, including state government must also develop and maintain response capabilities that continuously mature in sophistication in order to keep pace with an ever changing threat landscape. State government remains in a defensive position.  With the advent of multi-vector strategies by cyber criminals, state government now more than ever needs the ability to correlate disparate data sources generated from the myriad of security tools agencies have already invested in.  Examples of advanced analytics tools are provided.  The report includes a call to action list, a checklist, key questions, and recommendations.

NASCIO & NIEM Working Together (webinar)

  • April 2016
  • Number of views: 613
NASCIO & NIEM Working Together (webinar)

This webinar presents a discussion on how government can improve its effectiveness through better collaboration and information sharing. Examples of intergovernmental collaborative projects are presented by state and local government recipients of the Best of NIEM awards.

Cyber Disruption Response Planning Guide

  • April 2016
  • Number of views: 6476
Cyber Disruption Response Planning Guide

State government must now view cyber attacks that are more than cyber incidents.  We must prepare for larger magnitude events.  These can be termed cyber disruptions, disasters or even catastrophes.  This publication includes the following:

  • A call to action for states to develop state cyber disruption response plans that include: a governance structure that clearly designates who is in charge in a given event or phase of an event; development of a risk profile for state assets; collaboration among the various agencies that have cyber responsibility; and a communication plan to ensure the right people have the right information as early as possible so they can response effectively.
  • A checklist for states to work with in developing progress toward a cyber disruption response operating discipline.
  • A cross functional process description that can be used as a starting point for states to develop their own unique cross functional process for orchestrated planning and response at various threat levels.

Recommendations for Improved State IT Procurement

  • February 2016
  • Number of views: 3337
Recommendations for Improved State IT Procurement
The state information technology (IT) community has long called for improvements in IT procurement processes and practices and state chief information officers (CIOs) are consistently dissatisfied with the state IT procurement process. In the 2015 state CIO survey, The Value Equation, roughly one half (47%) of state CIOs expressed negative outlooks on IT procurement processes.Because of this consistent level of dissatisfaction, NASCIO is advocating for procurement reform by issuing a call to action to states.

Limitations on Liability Infographic

  • February 2016
  • Number of views: 2446
Limitations on Liability Infographic
NASCIO's 2004 publication NASCIO on Unlimited Liability - Gaining Traction on the Road to "Win-Win" recommended changes to the state IT procurement policy regarding limitations on liability.  This infographic indicates, as of December 2015, which states have have limitations on liability in statute, which states have none, and which states are able to negotiate limitations on a case by case basis.  To update your state's information, please contact Olivia Hook at ohook@NASCIO.org.

NASCIO 2015 Best Practices

  • December 2015
  • Number of views: 3807
NASCIO 2015 Best Practices
Each year NASCIO recognizes outstanding IT projects among the states. This year 11 recipients were chosen. Their projects are highlighted in the annual Best Practices Book.

State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2016

  • November 2015
  • Number of views: 16309
State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2016
Each year NASCIO conducts a survey of the state CIOs to identify and prioritize the top policy and technology issues facing state government. The CIOs top ten priorities are identified and used as input to NASCIO's programs, planning for conference sessions, and publications.

Data: the Lifeblood of State Government

  • October 2015
  • Number of views: 6227
Data: the Lifeblood of State Government
This report presents the case for investing in data management. It presents in simple terms WHY data and information must be properly managed. The report presents basic rationale for investing in the development of a formal data management program. This report is the first in a series of reports that will deal with WHY is data management important; HOW does state government get started; Legal aspects of data management.
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