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State of Georgia’s Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management (webinar)

  • December 2013
  • Number of views: 11291

Information Technology Investment Management (IT/IM) - What does it mean for state government?

Both industry and governments are challenged to find better, more effective and reliable ways to deliver services to consumers and citizens. Organizations must adapt to the challenges of technology complexity, regulations and change while delivering more for less. IT/IM integrates several methodologies to ensure the limited dollars invested in technology provide the best outcome possible. The state of Georgia will share their approach as well as provide a practical guide to IT/IM for others.

Destination: Advancing Enterprise Portfolio Management – First Stop: Issues Management

  • December 2013
  • Number of views: 12973
Destination: Advancing Enterprise Portfolio Management – First Stop: Issues Management
State CIOs are managing a growing and diverse set of investments, services and collaborative arrangements. Enterprise portfolio management (EPM) is a discipline that provides the tools and best practices necessary for doing this proactively and successfully. EPM provides a view into the enterprise – not only projects, but also services, operations, programs and resources. EPM essentially turns enterprise architecture into action. EPM involves many portfolios. The first portfolio that drives the others is the portfolio of issues that identifies, scores and prioritizes the very issues we're trying to solve through projects, programs, management initiatives and operations.

State CIO and Legal Counsel: JOINING FORCES FOR BETTER GOVERNMENT

  • November 2013
  • Number of views: 4605
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 Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2014

  • November 2013
  • Number of views: 6437
State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2014
Each year NASCIO conducts a survey of the state CIOs to identify and prioritize the top policy and technology issues facing state government. The top ten priorities are identified and used as input to NASCIO’s programs, planning for conference sessions, and publications.

State CIO Leadership in Government Innovation and Transformation

  • October 2013
  • Number of views: 5613
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.

The Enterprise Imperative: Leading Through Governance, Portfolio Management, and Collaboration

  • October 2013
  • Number of views: 6372
The Enterprise Imperative: Leading Through Governance, Portfolio Management, and Collaboration

NASCIO, TechAmerica, and Grant Thornton LLP have collaborated for a fourth year on the annual survey of state government IT leaders. The 2013 survey report, The Enterprise Imperative, offers the latest insights from State CIOs and concludes these leaders are emphasizing effective enterprise governance models, adopting business disciplines, and forging the right relationships for collaboration. The 2012 survey – Advancing the C4 Agenda – focused on the balancing act that CIOs must maintain both in providing high-quality services and in delivering new, innovative solutions. These demands have not decreased over the past year. CIOs are responding by focusing on the enterprise, and by coordinating across boundaries. The enterprise focus may involve integrating governance and portfolio management across the state, improving the effectiveness of IT procurement, or deploying statewide identity and access management solutions.

NASCIO Cybersecurity Awareness Resource Guide

  • September 2013
  • Number of views: 5443
NASCIO Cybersecurity Awareness Resource Guide

For the 2013 observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, NASCIO has updated its Resource Guide for State Cybersecurity Awareness, Education, and Training Initiatives. The guide includes new information from our state members, who provided examples of state awareness programs and initiatives. This is an additional resource of best-practice information, together with an interactive state map to allow users to drilldown to the actual resources that states have developed or are using to promote cyber awareness. It includes contact information for the CISO, hyperlinks to state security and security awareness pages, and information describing cybersecurity awareness, training, and education initiatives.

The Resource Guide is a work-in-progress that should provide a valuable reference resource for Cyber Security Awareness Month, as well as the ongoing planning of security awareness and training efforts state programs may undertake thereafter.

Procurement: Avoiding Risky Business

  • September 2013
  • Number of views: 5374
Procurement: Avoiding Risky Business

The NASCIO Procurement Modernization Committee, in partnership with TechAmerica and the National Association of State Procurement Officials, continues to focus on state IT procurement reforms and highlight best practices at the state level. This brief is the third in a series of recommendations set forth by this collaborative. The purpose of the brief is to highlight some of the strategies used to first identify, then to avoid, transfer, mitigate, and ultimately accept the risks associated with the procurement of IT products or services. Although not all risks can be identified, the goal should be to understand how much risk is associated with a specific IT procurement and what tools, processes, benchmarks, and methodologies are available to uniquely address IT procurement risks.

Commonwealth of Virginia’s EIA Strategy and NIEM Integration Plan (webinar)

  • July 2013
  • Number of views: 10679

Commonwealth of Virginia’s EIA Strategy and NIEM Integration Plan

The Commonwealth of Virginia has completed an eight-month strategic planning process to develop an Enterprise Information Architecture (EIA) strategy.  A central element of the EIA strategy involves building exchanges for “citizen-centric” data that conform with the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).

Virginia’s NIEM integration plan will enable the state government to comply with new statutory requirements for standardizing Person data and promote enhanced capabilities for business-driven information exchanges.

This webinar will provide insight on Virginia’s emerging EIA strategy and NIEM integration planning. The primary focus will be on Virginia’s EIA strategic plan and successful implementation of the NIEM Engagement Process.

Effective Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration – Governance is Critical!

  • July 2013
  • Number of views: 9552
Effective Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration – Governance is Critical!

Cross-jurisdictional collaboratives are on the rise. As the number of such collaboratives increases, there are essential ingredients for framing and sustaining successful and even exceptional collaborative arrangements that deliver real outcomes. As NASCIO reviewed successful collaboratives, proper governance continually surfaced as one of those essential ingredients for effective sharing of government information and services and effective employment of technology across two or more enterprises. This issue brief presents examples of effective governance and describes what constitutes effective governance.

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