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State IT Workforce: Facing Reality with Innovation

  • April 2015
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State IT Workforce: Facing Reality with Innovation
The predicted shortage in the state information technology (IT) workforce has been discussed and debated for over a decade and states have been confronted with numerous challenges when it comes to identifying gaps in a changing IT workforce. A major concern for state CIOs continues to be the significant number of state IT employees who are eligible for retirement or have been eligible, but have postponed retirement due to the economic downturn. In spite of this, there is evidence that the economy is recovering and some states are experiencing record numbers of retirement. This report outlines the current data on the state IT workforce and focuses on innovation, best practices and recommendations.

Capitals in the Clouds Part VII - A Case Study of Cloud Procurement: California’s Cloud Infrastructure

  • March 2015
  • Number of views: 7011
Capitals in the Clouds Part VII - A Case Study of Cloud Procurement: California’s Cloud Infrastructure
NASCIO partnered with NASPO (National Association of State Procurement Officials) on a case study on California’s Cloud Infrastructure Initiative. The publication includes information and advice from the trenches from California officials. It is the first in a series of planned publications to be released by NASPO and NASCIO that will examine information technology procurement projects in states.

Building Successful Relationships: State CIO Advice for IT Partners

  • March 2015
  • Number of views: 9359
Building Successful Relationships: State CIO Advice for IT Partners
Given today's fiscal environment, states are turning to their IT partners to provide cost-effective delivery of citizen services. This brief focuses on the best strategies for IT partners to engage with state CIOs while building successful business relationships.

2014 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study (webinar)

  • December 2014
  • Number of views: 3230

Join us in reviewing the results and recommendations of the third biennial Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study - State Governments at Risk: Time to Move Forward. This study reports findings and analysis of a comprehensive survey of State Chief Information Security offices (CISOs) conducted by NASCIO in partnership with Deloitte. CISOs from 49 states participated in the survey and 186 elected and appointed business leaders from a broad cross-section of states responded to a parallel survey.

Funding: The Drive Wheel for Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration

  • December 2014
  • Number of views: 7498
Funding: The Drive Wheel for Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration
In many cases, funding a specific initiative can entail more than one funding source working together as a basket of funding streams to provide both initial seed funding and ongoing sustained funding. Seeking funding is necessary, coupled with the vision, goals and objectives of a collaborative. When evaluating grants, loans and direct payments, the intent of the funding stream must match the intent of the collaborative initiative. In considering the full portfolio of funding models, the funding options pursued must be appropriately matched to a long term sustainment strategy for the collaborative. Further, evaluating funding approaches essentially involves clear understanding of the total cost of ownership that includes transactional cost economics (TCE). Securing funding starts with an understanding the full costing.

State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2015

  • October 2014
  • Number of views: 6980
State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2015
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.

NASCIO 2014 Best Practices

  • October 2014
  • Number of views: 4525
NASCIO 2014 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.

2014 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study - State governments at risk: Time to Move Forward

  • October 2014
  • Number of views: 7858
2014 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study - State governments at risk: Time to Move Forward

This study reports findings and analysis of a comprehensive survey of State Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) conducted by NASCIO in partnership with Deloitte. The results of the 2014 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study confirm the growing importance of cybersecurity for states.

NASCIO Staff Contact: Meredith Ward, Senior Policy Analyst (mward@NASCIO.org)

2014 State CIO Survey: Charting the Course

  • September 2014
  • Number of views: 11716
2014 State CIO Survey: Charting the Course
NASCIO, TechAmerica, and Grant Thornton LLP have collaborated for a fifth consecutive year to survey state government IT leaders on current issues, trends and perspectives. The continuing economic situation creates problems for states when citizen demands for services continue or grow. The survey sponsors seek to provide these state government IT leaders with an opportunity to voice their thoughts and opinions on matters of high importance. Governors, legislatures and business leaders can benefit from these knowledgeable insights about essential state IT services. As major changes continue to sweep through the state IT landscape, we asked state CIOs to share their perspective on the status and future direction of the state CIO organization and the overall enterprise. While the survey covered a wide variety of topics, we asked CIOs to focus particularly on three main topics - the planning and oversight of critical projects, sourcing and the use of data as a strategic asset. These topics share a common theme in that they all require the CIO to establish priorities, collaborate with stakeholders and integrate with multiple external organizations.

NASCIO 2014 Cybersecurity Awareness Resource Guide

  • September 2014
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NASCIO 2014 Cybersecurity Awareness Resource Guide
For the 2014 observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, NASCIO has updated its Resource Guide for State Cybersecurity Awareness, Education, and Training Initiatives. The guide includes new information from our state members, who provided examples of state awareness programs and initiatives. This is an additional resource of best-practice information, together with an interactive state map to allow users to drilldown to the actual resources that states have developed or are using to promote cyber awareness. It includes contact information for the CISO, hyperlinks to state security and security awareness pages, and information describing cybersecurity awareness, training, and education initiatives.

The Resource Guide is a modifiable work that should provide a valuable reference resource for Cyber Security Awareness Month, as well as the ongoing planning of security awareness and training efforts state programs may undertake thereafter.
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