Enterprise Architecture Program: Publications, Resources & Toolkit

A Call to Action: Information Exchange Strategies for Effective State Government

  • 28 April 2011
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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A Call to Action: Information Exchange Strategies for Effective State Government
NASCIO Recommends State Government Adopt the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) to Enable Government Information Sharing

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) provides a broad range of products and capabilities for planning and implementing enterprise-wide information exchanges. Government effectiveness and citizen centric government services require effective cross line of business collaboration and communication. Use of national standards will avoid redundant investment and unnecessary variation. What is needed is a common discipline for information sharing that is employed by all government lines of business. NIEM exists as that discipline for federal, state and local government.

State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2010

  • 15 November 2009
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2010
Each year 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.

States Run on IT

  • 15 July 2009
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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States Run on IT

A fresh look at the computing environment and technical infrastructure will help state government better serve 21st century citizens. Citizens demand mobile, responsive, and technology-enabled government services that are delivered as conveniently as online banking or shopping. The most effective and efficient businesses work at the speed of information and the best governments should too. Does yours?

State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2009

  • 3 November 2008
  • Author: Meghan Penning
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State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2009
Each year 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.

IT Governance and Business Outcomes – A Shared Responsibility between IT and Business Leadership

  • 4 March 2008
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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IT Governance and Business Outcomes – A Shared Responsibility between IT and Business Leadership
IT Governance is all about ensuring that state government is effectively using information technology in all government lines of business. This requires that the decision rights for IT investments and deployment are properly shared between the business and IT functions within state government. This issue brief provides an introduction to this very broad topic.

State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2008

  • 5 November 2007
  • Author: Meghan Penning
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State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2008
Each year 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.

Seek and Ye Shall Find? State CIOs Must Prepare Now for E-Discovery

  • 5 September 2007
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Seek and Ye Shall Find? State CIOs Must Prepare Now for E-Discovery
In increasingly consolidated state technology environments, State CIOs may have heightened responsibility for the storage, preservation and retrieval of electronic information in response to e-discovery requests. Since government information is a knowledge asset, State CIOs must ensure the proper management of state information assets in addition to the technological infrastructure for locating and retrieving that information. This issue brief explains the impact for State CIOs of e-discovery requests and encourages State CIOs to pursue a holistic approach to enterprise records management as part of a team of state government stakeholders, including state legal counsel, archivists, records managers, and agency business leaders.

Transforming Government through Change Management: The Role of the State CIO

  • 24 April 2007
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Transforming Government through Change Management: The Role of the State CIO
This white paper reviews contemporary ideas surrounding the subject of organizational transformation, presents a state perspective on the issue, and provides the state CIO with relevant recommendations and calls to action. The accompanying research summary provides a short overview of the research findings presented in the white paper.

The paper illustrates that change is an ongoing process that requires organizations to become change competent. It emphasizes that as with enterprise architecture, the best approach to organizational change involves incremental, step-by-step transformation that is effectively delivered through valued relationships involving all stakeholders.

Keeping the Citizen Trust: What a State CIO Can Do To Protect Privacy

  • 1 October 2006
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Keeping the Citizen Trust: What a State CIO Can Do To Protect Privacy
This Research Brief examines how privacy in the state government context has evolved as a defining issue in response to rapidly changing technological advances and the complexities of a fast-paced world. The brief then explores some initial areas in which a state CIO may encounter privacy issues, including in the context of IT governance, enterprise architecture, policy, security and business processes, and offers some potential ways of addressing those issues.

We Need to Talk: Governance Models to Advance Communications Interoperability

  • 1 November 2005
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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We Need to Talk: Governance Models to Advance Communications Interoperability
This research brief provides an overview of the challenges states face in developing communications interoperability initiatives and also attempts to answer questions such as, "What needs to be addressed when contemplating a communications interoperability initiative; and what is being done at the state and federal levels to develop communications interoperability governance models?" It includes other factors that are impacting governance in interoperability and offers references to models that have been successfully completed by other states.
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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.