NASCIO Receives U.S. Department of Justice Grant
On September 23, 2009, NASCIO was informed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, that the association was awarded a FY09 National Justice Information Sharing Initiative grant. The award, in the amount of $250,000 will support activities and products to advance justice information sharing at the state government level. This continues the partnership that began in 1998 between NASCIO and the Bureau of Justice Assistance to advance Enterprise Architecture and information sharing in the states.
The awarded grant proposal contains three major objectives for the upcoming program year:
- Advance information sharing through broader adoption of NIEM
- Evaluate state government justice information sharing capabilities and develop Calls to Action to further advance those capabilities
- Maintain an expertise center for states in enterprise architecture providing management guidance and consultation which focus on data architecture and governance
NASCIO's EA program begins its 12th year as an expertise center in enterprise architecture. Its publications have become references for academia, government and industry enterprise architecture programs world wide. Visit www.nascio.org/committees/ea/ for additional information or to view program deliverables.
Statewide ERP Implementations
Gartner surveyed NASCIO state members to determine the current status in the states and capture critical success factors and lessons learned. "This survey generated a strong response from the states and valuable research results. We had a knowledge gap on statewide ERP implementations, so I'm confident our state CIOs will find these results extremely beneficial," said Doug Robinson, NASCIO Executive Director.
This national survey, "Trends in Statewide ERP Implementations", is available to Gartner clients and state members only with restricted access to NASCIOshare. In addition, the survey results will be presented and discussed in a Discovery Discussion session at the NASCIO Annual Conference on Tuesday, October 27.
NASCIO Advocates for State Data Transparency
NASCIO released a report, "A Call to Action for State Government - Guidance for Opening the Doors to State Data", a publication to help state governments get started with data transparency portals. Transparency initiatives and websites are proliferating across government and industry globally. One aspect of the transparency trend is broader access to government data. This guidance presents the value proposition along with principles and guidance on how states should move forward. The report is available at: www.nascio.org/publications
Honoring Corporate Membership Longevity
Corporate members play a vital role in the association's success and we are grateful for their continued commitment to NASCIO. For the following companies, 2009 marks a significant milestone in their membership. These members will be recognized with a longevity award at the Annual Conference in Austin on Tuesday, October 27.
- Information Builders
- Deloitte Consulting
- Juniper Networks
Saddling up for the Annual Conference in Austin
NASCIO's 2009 Annual Conference is only a few days away. The event will be held October 25-28 at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas. To date representatives from 48 states and territories including 41 state CIOs are registered to attend the conference.
The event, themed Information Technology Fuels the Future of Government, begins with a keynote address by Bill Bishop, author of The Big Sort, who will draw on historic, economic, social and political trends to explore how Americans have been sorting themselves over the past three decades into homogeneous communities - and the implications of these trends on government. We will wrap up the conference on Wednesday morning with a Closing Keynote Address by Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra.
Conference sessions will focus on Consolidation and Governance, Transparency Initiatives, the Future of IT and Cyber Security Education and Awareness. Afternoon Discovery Discussions will provide opportunities to explore a wide range of issues in an interactive small group setting. These topics include: ARRA, Broadband, Data Governance, ERP, GIS and more. For the complete conference agenda, click here.
Visit the Annual Conference Virtual Resource Center for the most up-to-date resources including educational video presentations, whitepapers, research briefs and other educational materials provided by the Annual Conference sponsors. Don't forgot -- Friday, October 23 is the last opportunity to submit your name for the iPodô nano prize drawing. We will announce the winner at the Conference on October 27.
Wednesday, October 21 is the FINAL DAY TO REGISTER ONLINE. Registration will reopen onsite on September 25, but registration rates will be higher.
Corporate Leadership Council to Convene at the Annual Conference
NASCIO's Corporate Leadership Council (CLC), which represents all corporate members, will meet prior to the Annual Conference on Sunday, October 25 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas. Speakers include, Stephen Fletcher, State of Utah CIO, Kyle Schafer, State of West Virginia CTO and Ken Theis, State of Michigan CIO. All corporate members registered for the conference are invited to join the meeting. Contact Shawn Karrick at email@example.com
or (859) 514-9156 with questions.
NASCIO Continues to Support National Cyber Security Awareness Month
NASCIO joins other national organizations in recognizing October 2009 as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. As resources for the states, NASCIO has launched an informational website and produced a compendium of state of cyber security awareness examples. The National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC
) have promotional materials, educational toolkits and other resources available for download. To find out more about promoting National Cyber Security Awareness Month, please visit www.nascio.org/advocacy/cybersecurity