NASCIO Publications

Advanced Cyber Analytics

  • 21 April 2016
  • Author: Emily Lane
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Advanced Cyber Analytics
This report examines the subject of advanced cyber analytics.  It makes the case for states to invest in such capabilities and maintain ongoing maturity in advanced analytics.  All organizations, including state government must also develop and maintain response capabilities that continuously mature in sophistication in order to keep pace with an ever changing threat landscape. State government remains in a defensive position.  With the advent of multi-vector strategies by cyber criminals, state government now more than ever needs the ability to correlate disparate data sources generated from the myriad of security tools agencies have already invested in.  Examples of advanced analytics tools are provided.  The report includes a call to action list, a checklist, key questions, and recommendations.

NASCIO & NIEM Working Together (webinar)

Advancing Information Exchange Efforts Across All Levels of Government

  • 12 April 2016
  • Author: Emily Lane
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NASCIO & NIEM Working Together (webinar)

This webinar presents a discussion on how government can improve its effectiveness through better collaboration and information sharing. Examples of intergovernmental collaborative projects are presented by state and local government recipients of the Best of NIEM awards.

Cyber Disruption Response Planning Guide

  • 7 April 2016
  • Author: Emily Lane
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Cyber Disruption Response Planning Guide

State government must now view cyber attacks that are more than cyber incidents.  We must prepare for larger magnitude events.  These can be termed cyber disruptions, disasters or even catastrophes.  This publication includes the following:

  • A call to action for states to develop state cyber disruption response plans that include: a governance structure that clearly designates who is in charge in a given event or phase of an event; development of a risk profile for state assets; collaboration among the various agencies that have cyber responsibility; and a communication plan to ensure the right people have the right information as early as possible so they can response effectively.
  • A checklist for states to work with in developing progress toward a cyber disruption response operating discipline.
  • A cross functional process description that can be used as a starting point for states to develop their own unique cross functional process for orchestrated planning and response at various threat levels.

Data: the Lifeblood of State Government

  • 27 October 2015
  • Author: Emily Lane
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Data: the Lifeblood of State Government
This report presents the case for investing in data management. It presents in simple terms WHY data and information must be properly managed. The report presents basic rationale for investing in the development of a formal data management program. This report is the first in a series of reports that will deal with WHY is data management important; HOW does state government get started; Legal aspects of data management.

Is State IT Working on the Right Things?

  • 9 July 2015
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Is State IT Working on the Right Things?
What does it mean to be working on the right things? This determination is often difficult when considering the state as both an enterprise and a collective of individual agencies. Through interviews and formal surveys, NASCIO and Infosys Public Services gained insight from state IT leaders on the fundamental processes, mechanisms and criteria necessary to ensure that state IT is working on the right things. The resulting report will help state IT decision makers understand the key factors needed to identify the right things to do, see how they and their peer states stand against these factors and what can be done to bridge the gap.

Building Successful Relationships: State CIO Advice for IT Partners

  • 4 March 2015
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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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.

Funding: The Drive Wheel for Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration

  • 10 December 2014
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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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.

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

  • 22 May 2014
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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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.

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

  • 12 December 2013
  • Author: Mike Cooke
  • Number of views: 15759
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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 Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2014

  • 5 November 2013
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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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.
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