Enterprise Architecture Program: Publications, Resources & Toolkit

A View from the Marketplace: What They Say About State IT Procurement

  • 23 October 2018
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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A View from the Marketplace: What They Say About State IT Procurement

This document renews NASCIO’s call for IT acquisition reform and is a product of the NASCIO Roundtable on IT Procurement Innovation. The publication focuses on the role the private sector can play in the state IT acquisition process (not just the IT procurement process) and includes feedback from NASCIO’s private sector members as well as recommendations for all involved in the state IT acquisition process.

Limitations on Liability Infographic

  • 10 September 2018
  • Author: Emily Lane
  • Number of views: 474
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Limitations on Liability Infographic

NASCIO's 2004 publication NASCIO on Unlimited Liability - Gaining Traction on the Road to "Win-Win" recommended changes to the state IT procurement policy regarding limitations on liability.  This infographic indicates, as of July 2018, which states have have limitations on liability in statute, which states have none, and which states are able to negotiate limitations on a case by case basis.  To update your state's information, please contact Meredith Ward at mward@NASCIO.org.

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.  

State IT Procurement Negotiations: Working Together to Reform and Transform (webinar)

  • 20 November 2017
  • Author: Danielle Doak
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State IT Procurement Negotiations: Working Together to Reform and Transform (webinar)

This webinar detailed a report released by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO). The publication, a joint roadmap for state IT procurement reform and process transformation, is titled State IT Procurement Negotiations: Working Together to Reform and Transform and is a product of the NASPO-NASCIO Task Force on IT Procurement Negotiations. 

The webinar covered the report’s 18 joint recommendations for IT procurement improvement in relationship building, procurement processes, centralization and legislation & policy and accompanying implementation methods for the practical application of the joint task force's guidance. 

State IT Procurement Negotiations: Working Together to Reform and Transform

  • 19 September 2017
  • Author: Emily Lane
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State IT Procurement Negotiations: Working Together to Reform and Transform

The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) have released a joint roadmap for state information technology (IT) procurement reform and process transformation. The report, a product of the NASPO-NASCIO Task Force on IT Procurement Negotiations, includes 18 joint recommendations for IT procurement improvement in relationship building, procurement processes, centralization and legislation & policy. The recommendations are accompanied by suggested implementation methods for the practical application of the joint task force's guidance. 

Why an EA Driven Approach is Crucial to Successful IT Procurement (webinar)

  • 15 June 2017
  • Author: Danielle Doak
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Why an EA Driven Approach is Crucial to Successful IT Procurement (webinar)
 John MacMillan, CIO, Pennsylvania explains how states can leverage EA for improved IT procurement and align with enterprise IT strategies, architecture and standards-based acquisition.

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is the blueprint for state information technology (IT), serves as the state's IT vision and drives every enterprise-level decision. EA-driven procurement provides:

  • A framework and governance for establishing standards for IT
  • Delivers IT services more effectively through streamlined investments
  • Reduces silos in state government
  • Decreases costs through standardization
  • Assists service providers in framing projects and delivering solutions that are consistent with the state government enterprise direction
  • Streamlines negotiations and contract management

NASCIO and NASPO Topical Roundtable

Designing for Agility: Advancing IT and Procurement Modernization

  • 12 January 2017
  • Author: Emily Lane
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NASCIO and NASPO Topical Roundtable
In continuing their shared interests in working together to improve IT procurement, NASPO and NASCIO have developed an action plan for navigating the ever-changing terrain shaping state procurement efforts and information technology updates. The action plan addresses several key areas of state government common to both specialties, including governance and organizational structure; teaming and roles; interactions and processes; and budgeting and forecasting.

Recommendations for Improved State IT Procurement

  • 25 February 2016
  • Author: Emily Lane
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Recommendations for Improved State IT Procurement
The state information technology (IT) community has long called for improvements in IT procurement processes and practices and state chief information officers (CIOs) are consistently dissatisfied with the state IT procurement process. In the 2015 state CIO survey, The Value Equation, roughly one half (47%) of state CIOs expressed negative outlooks on IT procurement processes.Because of this consistent level of dissatisfaction, NASCIO is advocating for procurement reform by issuing a call to action to states.

Limitations on Liability Infographic

  • 25 February 2016
  • Author: Emily Lane
  • Number of views: 8574
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Limitations on Liability Infographic
NASCIO's 2004 publication NASCIO on Unlimited Liability - Gaining Traction on the Road to "Win-Win" recommended changes to the state IT procurement policy regarding limitations on liability.  This infographic indicates, as of December 2015, which states have have limitations on liability in statute, which states have none, and which states are able to negotiate limitations on a case by case basis.  To update your state's information, please contact Meredith Ward at mward@NASCIO.org.

2015 State CIO Survey: The Value Equation

  • 13 October 2015
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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2015 State CIO Survey: The Value Equation
NASCIO, Grant Thornton LLP and CompTIA have collaborated for a sixth 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. Governors, legislatures and business leaders can benefit from these knowledgeable insights about essential state IT services. As highlighted in the survey results, the state IT and business landscape continues to change, reflecting both emerging approaches to delivering IT products and services, and also the faster paced, more complex environment faced by state CIOs. We asked state CIOs to share their perspective on a number of topics, with a particular focus on the emerging role of the CIO as a broker of shared services, and on the use of incremental software development approaches to accelerate the delivery of value to customers. These topics share a common theme – customer expectations continue to rise, and state CIOs must be agile enough to adapt to changing circumstances and to rapidly deliver business value. State CIOs also shared their thoughts on the leadership attributes they perceive as most valuable for a state CIO, and which dimensions of the role were most critical for success. Cybersecurity , cloud services, mobility, broadband and IT procurement represent other high priority topics covered in the survey report.
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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.