Enterprise Architecture Program: Publications, Resources & Toolkit

State CIO as Broker: A New Model

  • 18 April 2018
  • Author: Emily Lane
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State CIO as Broker: A New Model

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.  

Shrinking State Data Centers: A Playbook for Enterprise Data Center Consolidation

  • 16 November 2017
  • Author: Emily Lane
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Shrinking State Data Centers: A Playbook for Enterprise Data Center Consolidation

This is an update since NASCIO’s last publication on data center consolidation in 2007. This version is a playbook of 10 plays for states who have yet to consolidate their data centers using lessons learned and advice from the trenches from states who have completed enterprise consolidation.

2017 State CIO Survey

  • 3 October 2017
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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2017 State CIO Survey

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.

NASCIO 2017 Best Practices

  • 2 October 2017
  • Author: Emily Lane
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NASCIO 2017 Best Practices

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.

Agile IT Delivery: Imperatives for Government Success

  • 2 October 2017
  • Author: Kayla Leslie
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Agile IT Delivery: Imperatives for Government Success

Accenture and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) surveyed and interviewed a
number of state government leaders to find out. We asked them to describe their experiences with agile and then tell us where and to what extent they succeeded. Seven key factors emerged—all centered on people and their willingness to embrace this methodology and collaborate at every step. And it requires a clear plan of action.

Unleash the New: State Governments Get Agile Initial Findings (webinar)

  • 25 August 2017
  • Author: Danielle Doak
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Unleash the New: State Governments Get Agile Initial Findings (webinar)

Amid so much talk about Agile implementation methodologies, how many state governments are walking the walk? What are their main drivers and benefits of adopting Agile? And, what are some of the biggest barriers to making it work? Join this webinar to get answers to those questions and more—all based on the findings of a recent study by NASCIO and Accenture.

Unleash the New: State Governments Get Agile

  • 27 April 2017
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Unleash the New: State Governments Get Agile

Agile is changing the game for state governments. To explore the implications and opportunities, Accenture and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) are partnering on multifaceted research. Drawing from the public and private sectors, the research reveals a comprehensive perspective on the role of Agile within state government.

Better Data Security Through Classification: A Game Plan for Smart Cybersecurity Investments

  • 25 April 2017
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Better Data Security Through Classification: A Game Plan for Smart Cybersecurity Investments
The brief, a joint project between NASCIO’s Cybersecurity Committee and Data Protection Working Group, explains why a risk based cybersecurity approach is the most beneficial to state government data. When states take a risk based approach they improve operational efficiency, assessments are more accurate, attack surfaces are reduced and decision making is improved. As the brief states, taking an enterprise mentality brings together previously silo-based security and IT tools and allows for ongoing and continuous data monitoring and assessing.

Data Management Maturity: Achieving Best Practices (webinar)

  • 29 March 2017
  • Author: Emily Lane
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The Data Management Maturity (DMM) model is a framework for the evaluation and assessment of an organization's data management capabilities. The model allows an organization to evaluate its current state data management capabilities, discover gaps to remediate, and strengths to leverage. The assessment method reveals priorities, business needs, and a clear, rapid path for process improvements. This webinar will describe the DMM, its evolution, and illustrate its use as a roadmap guiding organizational data management improvements.

Advancing Digital Government: Better Decision-Making Through Data Sharing Agreements

  • 23 March 2017
  • Author: Emily Lane
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Advancing Digital Government: Better Decision-Making Through Data Sharing Agreements

This report describes the purpose and the principles for creating data sharing agreements as well as enterprise wide memorandum of understanding (MOU).  The intent is to avoid surprises and ensure everyone involved knows the parameters for sharing certain types of information.  When possible, enterprise MOUs should be in place that encourage information sharing.  The ultimate outcome is better informed decisions so state government is reaching the outcomes it is seeking for its citizens.

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About The Enterprise Architecture Program

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.

Enterprise Architecture Development Tool-Kit v3.0

October 2004

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.