Enterprise Architecture Program: Publications, Resources & Toolkit

State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2007

  • 6 November 2006
  • Author: Meghan Penning
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State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2007
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.

A Current View of the State CISO: A National Survey Assessment

  • 12 September 2006
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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A Current View of the State CISO: A National Survey Assessment
These aggregate survey results reflect a snapshot of the state CISO role as of summer 2006. The survey results indicate that the state CISO position has become highly prevalent and is evolving into a state IT security policy and strategy leader. The survey was conducted during the preparation of NASCIO's July 2006 Research Brief entitled Born of Necessity: The CISO Evolution-Bringing the Technical and the Policy Together.

Born of Necessity: The CISO Evolution--Bringing the Technical and the Policy Together

  • 1 July 2006
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Born of Necessity: The CISO Evolution--Bringing the Technical and the Policy Together
This brief examines the role of the state Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) as it has evolved in response to the growing complexities of the IT threat environment, homeland security concerns, and the increasing demands for enhanced citizen services. Specific points this brief addresses include critical success factors for state CISOs, the importance of a CISO’s relationship-building across the state and among levels of government, and a few predictions on the future evolution of the state CISO.

The IT Security Business Case: Sustainable Funding to Manage the Risks

  • 16 May 2006
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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The IT Security Business Case: Sustainable Funding to Manage the Risks
This brief takes a holistic approach to constructing the case for enterprise IT security investment by outlining for the state CIOs the following steps: 

  • Understanding state government’s IT environment that drives the need for security 
  • Starting with an enterprise-wide IT risk assessment 
  • Making the case for IT security through demonstrating the risks (bolstered by the IT risk assessment results), the benefits of security, and how security aligns with the state’s business needs.

Findings from NASCIO’s Cybersecurity Survey

  • 1 January 2006
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Findings from NASCIO’s Cybersecurity Survey
Findings from NASCIO’s Cybersecurity Survey

The Real Phantom Menace: Spyware and its State Implications

  • 1 January 2005
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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The Real Phantom Menace: Spyware and its State Implications
This brief addresses the security, privacy, citizen trust and business process-related implications of spyware and other forms of malware for state government IT systems and suggests some potential technical, legal and awareness-raising solutions for the menace of malware.
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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.