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The States and FirstNet: An Early Look from the State CIOs

  • June 2014
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The States and FirstNet: An Early Look from the State CIOs
As states begin to plan for FirstNet, a nationwide high-speed wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety, they are developing divergent approaches to planning and varied strategies for engaging with local and federal partners. This research report is based on the results of a survey of State CIOs. It provides a first look at the approaches being employed for engagement with local stakeholders, the federal FirstNet Authority, and even other states. The data also shows a significant distribution in the maturity of state planning, ongoing outreach, and governance strategies.

States and Open Data: From Museum to Marketplace - What's Next

  • May 2014
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States and Open Data: From Museum to Marketplace - What's Next
NASCIO takes a look at what has occurred across the states since NASCIO's first report on open data published in 2009. This latest report examines progress in open data across state and local government. Open data initiatives are advancing at all levels of government in the United States and globally. States and local governments have partnered with industry to create innovative capabilities in delivering data to consumers. Those consumers include citizens, business, non-profit organization and government. The report also presents recommendations for continuing to advance state government open data initiatives and begin moving to a next level of maturity.

Capitals in the Clouds Part VI: Cloud Procurement: From Solicitation to Signing

  • April 2014
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Capitals in the Clouds Part VI: Cloud Procurement: From Solicitation to Signing
As first reported in the NASCIO/TechAmerica/Grant Thornton 2013 State CIO Survey, The Enterprise Imperative: Leading Through Governance, Portfolio Management, and Collaboration, states continue to turn to cloud solutions, with services such as email and storage remaining the most popular. 74% of respondents said that their state has some applications in the cloud. For several years now, the NASCIO has discussed the transition in the state information technology environment as state CIOs sought new approaches to traditional delivery models. The recession prompted state leaders to examine new approaches and leverage technology opportunities. The use of cloud services by state government is the most obvious manifestation of this transition. In 2011, NASCIO launched its Capitals in the Clouds series on this topic. Three years later, states continue to investigate and to leverage cloud solutions, software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service, with services such as email and data storage remaining the most popular.

Sharing Costs in Cross Jurisdictional Collaboratives

  • March 2014
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Sharing Costs in Cross Jurisdictional Collaboratives
State Chief Information Officers have made the case for forming cross jurisdictional collaboratives when addressing state government services. State CIOs have come to understand the opportunities and the value proposition in forming collaborative arrangements. Cost sharing is foundational to any collaborative and is often the primary reason for the initial formation of a collaborative. This report proposes a list of essential design elements for cost sharing and provides some examples of successful collaboratives.

Rethinking the Dynamics of the RFP Process for Improved IT Procurement

  • February 2014
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Rethinking the Dynamics of the RFP Process for Improved IT Procurement
The RFP process is multifaceted with a broad set of stakeholders including state CIOs, agency heads, state procurement officials, state procurement attorneys, private sector vendors, and many others. Taking this information into consideration, NASCIO has continually sought ways to encourage collaboration between CIOs, chief procurement officials and private IT sector vendors. As such, NASCIO identified the RFP process as one to which special attention must be paid.

State of Georgia’s Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management (webinar)

  • December 2013
  • Number of views: 5497

Information Technology Investment Management (IT/IM) - What does it mean for state government?

Both industry and governments are challenged to find better, more effective and reliable ways to deliver services to consumers and citizens. Organizations must adapt to the challenges of technology complexity, regulations and change while delivering more for less. IT/IM integrates several methodologies to ensure the limited dollars invested in technology provide the best outcome possible. The state of Georgia will share their approach as well as provide a practical guide to IT/IM for others.

Destination: Advancing Enterprise Portfolio Management – First Stop: Issues Management

  • December 2013
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Destination: Advancing Enterprise Portfolio Management – First Stop: Issues Management
State CIOs are managing a growing and diverse set of investments, services and collaborative arrangements. Enterprise portfolio management (EPM) is a discipline that provides the tools and best practices necessary for doing this proactively and successfully. EPM provides a view into the enterprise – not only projects, but also services, operations, programs and resources. EPM essentially turns enterprise architecture into action. EPM involves many portfolios. The first portfolio that drives the others is the portfolio of issues that identifies, scores and prioritizes the very issues we're trying to solve through projects, programs, management initiatives and operations.

State CIO and Legal Counsel: JOINING FORCES FOR BETTER GOVERNMENT

  • November 2013
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State CIO and Legal Counsel: JOINING FORCES FOR BETTER GOVERNMENT
On a daily basis, a number of situations may arise where a state chief information officer (CIO) and legal counsel need to work together. Procurement and contract negotiations, privacy, cybersecurity, personnel actions and litigation including e-discovery are just some of the issues for which having a good working relationship is mutually beneficial. The NASCIO Legal Advisory Committee, with contributions from some veteran state CIOs and legal counsel, came up with the list below. This practical guide is intended for newbie and seasoned legal counsel and CIOs.

State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2014

  • November 2013
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State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2014
Each year NASCIO conducts a survey of the state CIOs to identify and prioritize the top policy and technology issues facing state government. The top ten priorities are identified and used as input to NASCIO’s programs, planning for conference sessions, and publications.

State CIO Leadership in Government Innovation and Transformation

  • October 2013
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State CIO Leadership in Government Innovation and Transformation

One of NASCIO's guiding principles is to "promote the CIO as the technology leader who drives innovation and transformation." To advance this belief, this leadership white paper explores the various structures and relationships of the State Chief Information Officer's (CIO) role and how these differences impact the CIO's participation in government transformation and innovation. The NASCIO CIO Leadership Working Group explored these differences and caution that a "one size fits all" approach is not the objective given that there are clear reasons for these variations. We looked at how the role of the CIO might evolve given 'forces' that could impact this evolution, such as technology disrupters and innovation. We discussed these 'forces' and critical success factors with private sector CIOs to learn how they have evolved their position, authority, and responsibility to support corporate transformation. We prepared this paper as a guide for CIOs, Governors, and other state officials to learn more about the various models that exist and how those models could evolve to support the direction of the enterprise.

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