Enterprise Architecture Program: Publications, Resources & Toolkit

Value and Vulnerability: The Internet of Things in a Connected State Government

  • 1 June 2016
  • Author: Emily Lane
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Value and Vulnerability: The Internet of Things in a Connected State Government
States are finding that the “Internet of Things” (IoT) can improve efficiency, reduce waste and connect citizens to state services in faster and more affordable ways. But with that value comes vulnerability. States must consider security, privacy, accessibility and standardization when crafting a roadmap for IoT. This policy brief describes ways that states are currently implementing IoT, possibilities for the coming years, and recommendations on avoiding difficulties along the way.

NASCIO 2015 Best Practices

  • 21 December 2015
  • Author: Emily Lane
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NASCIO 2015 Best Practices
Each year NASCIO recognizes outstanding IT projects among the states. This year 11 recipients were chosen. Their projects are highlighted in the annual Best Practices Book.

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.

2015 CISO Toolkit

  • 14 October 2015
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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2015 CISO Toolkit
Moving Forward: Leadership Toolkit for State CISOs includes state CISO critical leadership traits, how state CISOs and private sector CISOs differ and the tenure of state CISOs. This publication examines survey responses, gives “advice from the trenches” and details other critical success factors for state CISOs.

Accessibility in IT Procurement Part 2

  • 27 August 2015
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Accessibility in IT Procurement Part 2
Historically, state governments have struggled to address accessibility requirements as part of IT procurements. NASCIO has addressed this issue in a two part series on accessibility in procurement. Download the complete brief in an accessible PDF format here.

Accessibility in IT Procurement Part 1

  • 28 July 2015
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Accessibility in IT Procurement Part 1
Historically, state governments have struggled to address accessibility requirements as part of IT procurements. NASCIO will address this issue in a two part series on accessibility in procurement. This is the first such brief and part II will include states in practice and adoption information for states. Download the complete brief in an accessible PDF format here.

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.

Unmanned Aerial Systems, Governance and State CIOs: On the Radar

  • 27 May 2015
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Unmanned Aerial Systems, Governance and State CIOs: On the Radar
State governments are turning to unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for a variety of applications. This brief lays out important public policy issues when it comes to state CIO governance of UAS.

State IT Workforce: Facing Reality with Innovation

  • 15 April 2015
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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State IT Workforce: Facing Reality with Innovation
The predicted shortage in the state information technology (IT) workforce has been discussed and debated for over a decade and states have been confronted with numerous challenges when it comes to identifying gaps in a changing IT workforce. A major concern for state CIOs continues to be the significant number of state IT employees who are eligible for retirement or have been eligible, but have postponed retirement due to the economic downturn. In spite of this, there is evidence that the economy is recovering and some states are experiencing record numbers of retirement. This report outlines the current data on the state IT workforce and focuses on innovation, best practices and recommendations.

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.
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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.