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Limitations on Liability Infographic

  • September 2018
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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

  • April 2018
  • Number of views: 4133
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)

  • November 2017
  • Number of views: 3071
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

  • September 2017
  • Number of views: 5877
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)

  • June 2017
  • Number of views: 3692
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

  • January 2017
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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

  • February 2016
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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

  • February 2016
  • Number of views: 8421
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

  • October 2015
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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.

Accessibility in IT Procurement Part 2

  • August 2015
  • Number of views: 17161
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.
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