GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS & ADVOCACY | Cross-Jurisdictional CollaborationNASCIO's State and Local Collaboration Resources
Last updated October 09, 2012
NASCIO is identifying and highlighting successful collaboratives that demonstrate what is possible when jurisdictions and agencies "join up" to solve a problem, address a need, or pursue a new opportunity. Through collaborative governance structures, jurisdictions can pool funding; increase buying power; remove or reduce redundant investments in technology, business processes and organization; and make significant gains in the quality of service.
We are continually looking for great ideas that can be extended to include additional jurisdictions or can be replicated. Please submit scenarios using our 9 element outline and form here. Scenarios should be submitted to Eric Sweden at email@example.com.
Why Should Government Join Up? Why now? What do we gain?
Maintaining and increasing government service delivery in the current economic circumstances is nearing the impossible. What is the answer? Part of the answer is the formation of collaborative relationships across agencies and jurisdictions to share and in some circumstances consolidate investments. State and local governments can not afford to go it alone. Through collaborative governance structures, jurisdictions can pool funding, increase buying power, remove or reduce redundant investments in technology and actually make significant gains in the quality of service.
Connecting State and Local Government: Collaboration through Trust and Leadership
Citizen demand for efficient government often drives state agencies to seek out opportunities to deliver traditional services in non-traditional ways. Engaging in cross-boundary collaboration can be a way for states to leverage costs while providing citizens with streamlined services. Such collaboration is inevitable for state CIOs and this brief, a product of NASCIO's Cross-Boundary Collaboration Committee, explores the unique challenges and opportunities of cross-boundary collaboration between state and local government entities. Highlighting successful examples of state-local collaborations already underway, this brief features the governance and financial models that were utilized for these collaborations. In addition, this brief examines the unique challenges facing state-local challenges and explores the ways in which states and localities can work together to achieve success and to lay the groundwork for future collaborative efforts.
Getting Started in Cross-Boundary Collaboration: What State CIOs Need to Know
State agencies are increasingly crossing organizational boundaries and combining resources in order to achieve joint goals, produce innovation and serve citizens. This brief examines the drivers behind cross-boundary collaboration and outlines the top ten considerations for state CIOs at the outset of collaboration. This brief not only illustrates why state CIOs should consider cross-boundary collaboration and how collaboration begins, but also identifies various types of collaboration, and provides tangible success stories and lessons learned.
Cross Boundary Awards Archive
- NASCIO Technology Award Archive: Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships 2011 Awards
- Award Archives for Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships
Collaboration Related Resources
Cross-Jurisdiction Collaboration – A Formula for Sucess.
Collaborate or Perish
Bratton, W., Tumin, Z., 2012, Crown Publishing, e ISBN: 978-20-307-59242-2
IT Governance Capability: Laying the foundation for government interoperability
Theresa A. Pardo and G. Brian Burke
Improving Government Interoperability: A capability framework for government managers
Theresa A. Pardo and G. Brian Burke
Staff contact: Eric Sweden, Program Director, Enterprise Architecture & Governance