Maryland - Gaylord National Harbor, May 5-7, 2019
Nashville, TN - JW Marriott , October 13-16, 2019
This is the fourth in our NASCIO series “The CIO Operating System: Managing Change in a Sustainable Way.” It is also the culmination of the work from NASCIO’s project team and a partnership with Integris Applied, Inc., a corporate member of NASCIO, that began in January of 2018. This is a playbook of eleven plays that any state or territory can utilize in order to move into a new operating model. This operating model creates a highly disciplined state CIO organization that proactively engages with state agencies, understands current and emerging program and citizen needs, as well as maintains market awareness of current and emerging trends and offerings. Moving into and maturing this model is essential for each state and territory to effectively map capability demand with capability supply.
This report looks to the past in that it is the highlight and culmination of the first year of this special project, synthesizing all the previous work which includes three reports, a recorded webinar, a survey of state CIOs. It looks to the future in that the plays will be further developed with necessary guidance on how to effectively execute these eleven plays. The next big push in this project will be the development of the “DevOps” for the new multisourcing operating model. This playbook then becomes the launching point for the future. In many ways this report and the project that produced it is an inflexion point coincident with NASCIO’s 50th anniversary. Much has been accomplished within the NASCIO community in the past 50 years. And we celebrate all of that. Then we look to the future and consider “what is possible?” This playbook is the first step into that future. So fasten your seat belts, and get ready for the next major phase. Its going to be a wonderful ride!
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.
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.
Funding to support the NASCIO EA Program and information sharing initiative is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs.
The enhancements in the third version of the Tool-Kit result from the expertise and continued dedication of enterprise architecture practitioners from all levels of government and the private sector. Version 3.0 incorporates an updated governance architecture framework with added roles and responsibilities and a focus on multi-level communication. Process models with explanatory narrative are included for governance and the architecture lifecycle. The Tool-Kit also includes fully populated security domain and application domain blueprints.