Enterprise Architecture Program: Publications, Resources & Toolkit

State CIO and Legal Counsel: JOINING FORCES FOR BETTER GOVERNMENT

  • 26 November 2013
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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State CIO and Legal Counsel: JOINING FORCES FOR BETTER GOVERNMENT
On a daily basis, a number of situations may arise where a state chief information officer (CIO) and legal counsel need to work together. Procurement and contract negotiations, privacy, cybersecurity, personnel actions and litigation including e-discovery are just some of the issues for which having a good working relationship is mutually beneficial. The NASCIO Legal Advisory Committee, with contributions from some veteran state CIOs and legal counsel, came up with the list below. This practical guide is intended for newbie and seasoned legal counsel and CIOs.

State CIO Leadership in Government Innovation and Transformation

  • 14 October 2013
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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State CIO Leadership in Government Innovation and Transformation

One of NASCIO's guiding principles is to "promote the CIO as the technology leader who drives innovation and transformation." To advance this belief, this leadership white paper explores the various structures and relationships of the State Chief Information Officer's (CIO) role and how these differences impact the CIO's participation in government transformation and innovation. The NASCIO CIO Leadership Working Group explored these differences and caution that a "one size fits all" approach is not the objective given that there are clear reasons for these variations. We looked at how the role of the CIO might evolve given 'forces' that could impact this evolution, such as technology disrupters and innovation. We discussed these 'forces' and critical success factors with private sector CIOs to learn how they have evolved their position, authority, and responsibility to support corporate transformation. We prepared this paper as a guide for CIOs, Governors, and other state officials to learn more about the various models that exist and how those models could evolve to support the direction of the enterprise.

Examining State Social Media Policies: Closing the Gaps

  • 5 June 2013
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Examining State Social Media Policies: Closing the Gaps

The issue brief focuses on state use of social media, specifically on state social media participation policies ("SMPP's"). NASCIO's Legal Advisory Working Group took a look at 31 SMPPs, which focus specifically on guidance/policy given to state employees regarding their participation in social media.

States have come a long way in the past few years, with the majority implementing social media policies or working towards one. However, some of the gaps found have the potential to open up states to some severe heartburn: including employee discontent, management concerns, public perception and liability.

The issue brief also addresses the inclusion of clauses on confidentiality, ethical conduct, security and privacy, and transparency in SMPP's.

Advancing the C4 Agenda

  • 22 October 2012
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Advancing the C4 Agenda
NASCIO, TechAmerica, and Grant Thornton LLP have collaborated on the third annual survey of state government IT leaders. Since the last survey of state chief information officers (CIOs) in 2011 - A New C4 Agenda (Consolidation, Collaboration, Clout, and Change) – we find that CIOs continue to be confronted with myriad responsibilities and leadership challenges. Some of these focus on continuing to provide many high-quality IT services to state agencies and employees (such as email and networking) as well as to citizens (such as online registration and licensing). Others focus on procuring, implementing, and managing new IT services, such as cloud platforms, mobile devices and applications, and social media. CIOs must maintain a balancing act, not allowing either the old or the new to dominate their attention.

2011 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Booklet

  • 24 October 2011
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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2011 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Booklet
Released in conjunction with NASCIO's Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Awards, this booklet contains summaries of innovative state government programs in the following areas: Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships; Data, Information and Knowledge Management; Digital Government – G to B; Digital Government – G to C; Fast Track Solutions; Enterprise IT Management Initiatives; Improving State Operations; Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations; Open Government Initiatives; and Risk Management Initiatives.

2010 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Booklet

  • 28 September 2010
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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2010 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Booklet
Released in conjunction with NASCIO's 2009 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Awards, this booklet contains summaries of innovative state government programs in the following areas: Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships; Data, Information and Knowledge Management; Digital Government – G to B; Digital Government – G to C; Digital Government – G to G; Enterprise IT Management Initiatives; Improving State Operations; Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations; Open Government Initiatives; and Risk Management Initiatives.

2009 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Booklet

  • 26 October 2009
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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2009 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Booklet
Released in conjunction with NASCIO's 2010 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Awards, this booklet contains summaries of innovative state government programs in the following areas: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery ; Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships; Data, Information and Knowledge Management; Digital Government – G to B; Digital Government – G to C; Digital Government – G to G; Enterprise IT Management Initiatives; Information Communications Technology Innovations; Information Security and Privacy; and IT Project and Portfolio Management.

2008 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Booklet

  • 24 September 2008
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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2008 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Booklet
Released in conjunction with NASCIO's 2008 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Awards, this booklet contains summaries of innovative state government programs in the following areas: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery ; Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships; Data, Information and Knowledge Management; Digital Government – G to B; Digital Government – G to C; Digital Government – G to G; Enterprise IT Management Initiatives; Information Communications Technology Innovations; Information Security and Privacy; and IT Project and Portfolio Management.

2007 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government

  • 1 October 2007
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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2007 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government
Released in conjunction with NASCIO's 2007 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Awards, this booklet contains summaries of innovative state government programs in the following areas: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery ; Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships; Data, Information and Knowledge Management; Digital Government – G to B; Digital Government – G to C; Digital Government – G to G; Enterprise IT Management Initiatives; Information Communications Technology Innovations; Information Security and Privacy; and IT Project and Portfolio Management.

2006 Compendium of Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology

  • 1 December 2006
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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2006 Compendium of Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology
A product of NASCIO’s Recognition Awards program, this compendium highlights the most innovative initiatives and best practices identified from this year’s record number of submissions. Included are the complete nomination materials from the twelve award-winning initiatives as well as the projects commended with honorable mentions.
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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.