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NASCIO All States Innovations Forum: The State of Colorado Data Strategy – Enabling State Government Effectiveness through Enterprise Data Management and Governance

  • 13 July 2010
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Since 2007, The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) in the state of Colorado has produced a ground-breaking and progressive agenda for information sharing and information technology management.

OIT has focused on agile application and service delivery with a strong emphasis on data quality. The Colorado Data Strategy ensures that state government policy makers and knowledge workers have the data and information they need to do their work. The business-ization of government requires a disciplined approach to managing data and information resources. Outcomes gained include:

  • dismantling data silos
  • implementing the necessary infrastructure to enable collaborative information sharing across agencies, branches, and levels of government
  • acquiring the necessary tools to build capacity for knowledge and performance management going forward

In this Innovations Forum, we will present an overview of Colorado's Data Strategy and how they are building a Data Governance Program from the ground up.

We will discuss how the Colorado Children and Youth Information Sharing Initiative is working with OIT, utilizing the Colorado Data Governance Framework to collaborate with state and local agencies on juvenile justice information exchanges and the outcomes gained.

We will also discuss how this effort is leveraging the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) to design and implement cross agency information exchanges, and how this effort is helping to create a Youth, and Family Domain for NIEM through the National Juvenile Information Sharing Initiative with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

Opening remarks: 

  • Leah Lewis, Acting Chief Information Officer for the state of Colorado


  • Micheline Casey – Micheline Casey is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Director of Identity Management in the Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) in the State of Colorado. As CDO, she is responsible for developing and executing the State's enterprise data strategy, and developing the strategic plan for implementing a data governance and data management framework across the State's Executive Branch agencies. She coordinates OIT legislative and policy actions as necessary for this strategic effort. In this role, Ms. Casey also chairs the Government Data Advisory Board, a legislatively mandated, Governor-appointed Board which was established to advise the State Chief Information Officer on matters related to enterprise data management and service delivery. In her other role, Ms. Casey leads OIT's efforts in developing Identity, Credential and Access Management as a common framework and shared service across the State. She is responsible for developing the State's strategy on implementing identity management as service for the state.
  • Stephanie Rondenell – Stephanie Rondenell is the Executive Director of the Center for Network Development. Ms. Rondenell has also served as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the juvenile information sharing initiative with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for nine years. Ms. Rondenell has over 16 years of experience in leading national technical assistance projects with national organizations involved in court improvement efforts and criminal justice integration. Ms. Rondenell supervises the technology component of the National Juvenile Information Sharing Initiative. Ms. Rondenell has 20 years experience in the justice and public safety sector related to systems analysis, IT management, IT integration, project management, and business process improvement. She has participated with juvenile, trial and appellate courts in projects related to systems integration, software/application development, XML development and business process improvement. Ms. Rondenell is working with OJJDP to develop a governance structure for the implementation of a new domain for NIEM.


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The NASCIO Enterprise Architecture program was developed to enable the mission of state and local government. Government must continually reinvent itself to remain relevant by effectively and efficiently providing services to the citizens of this country. The path to this continual transformation must embrace leadership, management, coordination, communication and technology throughout government. Enterprise architecture is the discipline to appropriately define and leverage these capabilities within the complexities of government.

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