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In this third in our series related to NASCIO’s “The CIO Operating System: Managing Change in a Sustainable Way,” we explore a maturity model that can help state CIOs develop their organization and explain their leadership role to a broad stakeholder audience. This paper creates a connection between trends and action and supports NASCIO’s mission to represent state CIOs in the evolving state government market. The maturity model provides a set of milestones for states to strive toward. Each maturity level is described using key characteristics. This not only provides states with a way for assessing their current state but also assists in creating the next set of goals as they move up the maturity curve. A ratings table is presented that provides a more detailed set of dimensions that characterize the new operating model. The paper culminates with a short assessment of some the key learnings from a survey of the states that was conducted in the third quarter of 2018.
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.
As internal and external pressures continue to mount, state technology leaders say they are confident that by building strong teams and embracing new products and development processes, state IT departments will be able to improve how they serve government agencies and residents. Those and other factors contributed heavily to the 2018 State CIO Survey, State CIO as Communicator: The Evolving Nature of Technology Leadership. The survey includes responses from all 50 state CIOs on a range of issues, from evolving business models to workforce and budget to access to innovation and facing the future. Respondents to this year’s survey represent more than 150 years of collective service as a state’s top technology official.
The Forces of Change presented in the first paper in this series have a direct relationship to and actually drive what surfaces each year as the Top Ten CIO Priorities. The Top Ten Priorities are essentially presenting the CIO response to these forces. Each year NASCIO asks the state and territorial CIOs to vote on their top priority strategies and top priority technologies. These votes are used to take the pulse of the states and territories as a group and at a point in time. It is through the lens of a Forces for Government Change model that we reframe our Top Ten list in this paper. A new operating model is emerging and will continue to mature as the strategy for addressing the priorities within each state. At its core is the concept that a state CIO’s operational competence and resulting political capital requires a broker of services approach to service delivery.
As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more and more a part of our daily lives, we are seeing state governments and state CIOs turning to AI for a broad host of applications. This publication discusses the definitions around artificial intelligence (AI), as well as the challenges, opportunities and applications for state governments. The report also lays out several examples of how states are using AI, along with considerations for its development and implementation. From their role as change managers, to involvement in procurement, the publication also outlines the implications for state CIOs.
Multisourcing is emerging as the discipline for managing a complex and diversified portfolio of services and service providers. These services are being employed to meet the continual evolving demand for creatively delivering government services through new channels with new functionality. In this evolving circumstance there is the need for a new operating model the state chief information officer can employ to bring together agencies needs and demands with available emerging technologies and management disciplines. This report opens the door to this discussion and explores the underlying forces of change that are driving the need for a new operating model.
Bo Shevchik, Outreach and Marketing Strategist, Federal Reserve of St. Louis & Co-chair of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Blockchain Working Group, provided an overview of the AGA Blockchain Initiative. This webinar was sponsored by the NASCIO Enterprise Architecture & Governance Committee.
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), Grant Thornton LLP and CompTIA have collaborated for an eighth consecutive year to survey state government IT leaders on current issues, trends and perspectives. 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. The role of the state CIO is being transformed by challenges to traditional business models, by emerging technologies that have the potential to redefine what we consider as "IT", and by the drive to implement digital government. Governors, legislators and business leaders can benefit from these knowledgeable insights about essential state IT services.
Each year NASCIO honors outstanding IT projects among the states through the NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards. The Awards showcase innovation and excellence in the use of information technology in state government, such as transformational projects and initiatives that address critical business problems, improve business processes and increase citizen engagement in state government.
In 2017, NASCIO's 29th consecutive year of the awards program, volunteer judges selected 11 recipients across 11 categories.