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2017 State CIO Survey

  • October 2017
  • Number of views: 1415
2017 State CIO Survey

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), Grant Thornton LLP and CompTIA have collaborated for an eighth 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. The role of the state CIO is being transformed by challenges to traditional business models, by emerging technologies that have the potential to redefine what we consider as "IT", and by the drive to implement digital government. Governors, legislators and business leaders can benefit from these knowledgeable insights about essential state IT services.

NASCIO 2017 Best Practices

  • October 2017
  • Number of views: 207
NASCIO 2017 Best Practices

Each year NASCIO honors outstanding IT projects among the states through the NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards. The Awards showcase innovation and excellence in the use of information technology in state government, such as transformational projects and initiatives that address critical business problems, improve business processes and increase citizen engagement in state government.

In 2017, NASCIO's 29th consecutive year of the awards program, volunteer judges selected 11 recipients across 11 categories.

Agile IT Delivery: Imperatives for Government Success

  • October 2017
  • Number of views: 392
Agile IT Delivery: Imperatives for Government Success

Accenture and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) surveyed and interviewed a
number of state government leaders to find out. We asked them to describe their experiences with agile and then tell us where and to what extent they succeeded. Seven key factors emerged—all centered on people and their willingness to embrace this methodology and collaborate at every step. And it requires a clear plan of action.

State IT Procurement Negotiations: Working Together to Reform and Transform

  • September 2017
  • Number of views: 706
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. 

Unleash the New: State Governments Get Agile Initial Findings (webinar)

  • August 2017
  • Number of views: 697
Unleash the New: State Governments Get Agile Initial Findings (webinar)

Amid so much talk about Agile implementation methodologies, how many state governments are walking the walk? What are their main drivers and benefits of adopting Agile? And, what are some of the biggest barriers to making it work? Join this webinar to get answers to those questions and more—all based on the findings of a recent study by NASCIO and Accenture.

Digital Transformation in Government: The Illinois Blockchain Initiative (webinar)

  • June 2017
  • Number of views: 1150
Digital Transformation in Government: The Illinois Blockchain Initiative (webinar)
During this session with NASCIO, a team from Illinois will share their Blockchain experiences and best practices to date including regulatory, industry, technology maturity and potential public sector usage of this emerging technology. They will also drill down on progress to date as the state has embarked upon a series of 5 proof of concept use cases for Blockchain.
 
The Illinois Blockchain Initiative (IBI) was launched earlier this year. The goal of the initiative is to determine if this groundbreaking technology can be leveraged to create more efficient, integrated and trusted state services, while providing a welcoming environment for the Blockchain community. 
 
Blockchain and distributed ledger technology has the potential to transform the delivery of public and private services, redefine the relationship between government and the citizen in terms of data sharing, transparency and trust, and make a leading contribution to the State’s digital transformation. 
 

Why an EA Driven Approach is Crucial to Successful IT Procurement (webinar)

  • June 2017
  • Number of views: 854
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

Blockchains: Moving Digital Government Forward in the States

  • May 2017
  • Number of views: 7960
Blockchains: Moving Digital Government Forward in the States

This brief will open the discussion about blockchains and the potential impact on state government.  We won’t delve into the mechanics of blockchains, nor the potential for proliferation of new “e-currencies.”  We want to open the door to the world of blockchains through a variety of conversations with leaders in state government and industry in order to begin discussions regarding where blockchain technology can serve the mission of state government. 

Unleash the New: State Governments Get Agile

  • April 2017
  • Number of views: 3039
Unleash the New: State Governments Get Agile

Agile is changing the game for state governments. To explore the implications and opportunities, Accenture and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) are partnering on multifaceted research. Drawing from the public and private sectors, the research reveals a comprehensive perspective on the role of Agile within state government.

Better Data Security Through Classification: A Game Plan for Smart Cybersecurity Investments

  • April 2017
  • Number of views: 2330
Better Data Security Through Classification: A Game Plan for Smart Cybersecurity Investments
The brief, a joint project between NASCIO’s Cybersecurity Committee and Data Protection Working Group, explains why a risk based cybersecurity approach is the most beneficial to state government data. When states take a risk based approach they improve operational efficiency, assessments are more accurate, attack surfaces are reduced and decision making is improved. As the brief states, taking an enterprise mentality brings together previously silo-based security and IT tools and allows for ongoing and continuous data monitoring and assessing.
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