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Leading in a Self-Organizing World: An Operating System for Agile Leaders (webinar)

  • September 2018
  • Number of views: 836
Leading in a Self-Organizing World:  An Operating System for Agile Leaders (webinar)

This is the first in a series of three, 30-minute webinars. Everyone is asking about scaling Agile, but that's the wrong question. We really need to ask, "How do we lead large, self-organizing teams?" It means strong leadership - just not the kind we're used to. Webinar one explored the forty-year march towards self-organization based on annual Gallup surveys and over two hundred assessments of large agile organizations performed by AgileCxO's partners.

Building North Dakota’s Contribution to the Cyber Moonshot (webinar)

  • August 2018
  • Number of views: 1339
Building North Dakota’s Contribution to the Cyber Moonshot (webinar)

The State of North Dakota sees the safety of the Internet and our citizens’ information as absolutely essential to our collective future. During this webinar, Shawn Riley expounded on how the North Dakota approach to cyber across their educational systems and workforce organizations will be accomplished and details of execution as North Dakota contributes to the cyber moonshot.

Get in the Game: Understanding Today's Workforce Playing Field (webinar)

  • July 2018
  • Number of views: 1171
Get in the Game: Understanding Today's Workforce Playing Field (webinar)

Some states are offering flexible work hours, employee development and training, wellness programs and paid family leave to compete with the private sector and rightfully stand on their own in the recruitment and retention workforce game. And still, other states lag behind. We heard from Gerald Young, Senior Research Associate of the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, and Leslie Scott, Executive Director of the National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE), on a look at where state government workforce has been and where it might go.

Top Ten Talks: Valuing Diversity (video)

  • February 2018
  • Number of views: 2148
Top Ten Talks: Valuing Diversity (video)

James Collins, State CIO, Delaware, presented Valuing Diversity during Top Ten Talks at the NASCIO 2017 Annual Conference in Austin, TX. 

Speaker has just 5 minutes to deliver a focused talk on one of the CIO Top Ten Priorities.

State Governments at Risk: Turning Strategy and Awareness into Progress (webinar)

  • December 2016
  • Number of views: 8392
State Governments at Risk: Turning Strategy and Awareness into Progress (webinar)
The 2016 Cybersecurity Survey; 'State Governments at Risk: Turning Strategy and Awareness into Progress', reports findings and analysis of a comprehensive survey of State Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) conducted by NASCIO in partnership with Deloitte. The results of the 2016 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study highlights the fact that challenges still exist, but cybersecurity is becoming part of the fabric of government operations.

Award Recipient: Washington Technology Employer of Choice Initiative (video)

  • September 2016
  • Number of views: 3399
Award Recipient: Washington Technology Employer of Choice Initiative (video)

State of Washington: Technology Employer of Choice Initiative
NASCIO 2016 State IT Recognition Award Recipient in the category of State CIO Office Special Recognition

Executive Summary*
Finding and retaining a cutting-edge technology workforce is the single most important and impactful challenge for the public sector. Moreover, in Washington State,  nearly half of the government workforce is eligible to retire within the next five years. For Washington, this challenge is compounded by the fact that state government competes for talent in a region that has some of the biggest technology brand names in the world, including Microsoft, Amazon, Disney, Expedia, Valve, Apple and more.

The state must be able to position itself as a viable competitor of talent in the region so that agencies can hire and retain the technology workforce  necessary to do business.Talent competitors have been adapting their workforce strategies to be more competitive. Theyhave aligned their strategies to the needs of the millennial and digital native generations, and state government must do the same. Finding strategies that will work in the public sector means taking risks and piloting new ideas. The state’s consolidated technology agency, Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech),  is addressing IT talent management challenges by implementing a diverse set of strategies, including:

Experimenting with self-management (Holacracy)
Piloting physical space changes
Reclassifying state government technology jobs
Hiring for value alignment instead of skills
Finding top talent in innovative ways
Transforming practices in government

Each of these strategies is at a different phase of implementation, but WaTech is already seeing results. By embracing emergent and innovative organizational and recruitment methodologies, WaTech  is helping position Washington state government as a technology employer of choice.

*Read full award nomination

2016 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study - State Governments at Risk: Turning Strategy and Awareness into Progress

  • September 2016
  • Number of views: 42129
2016 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study - State Governments at Risk: Turning Strategy and Awareness into Progress

This study reports findings and analysis of a comprehensive survey of State Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) conducted by NASCIO in partnership with Deloitte. The results of the 2016 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study confirm the growing importance of cybersecurity for states.

NASCIO Staff Contact: Meredith Ward, Senior Policy Analyst (mward@NASCIO.org)

Top Ten Talks: Human Resources/Talent Management (video)

  • May 2016
  • Number of views: 3191
Top Ten Talks: Human Resources/Talent Management (video)
Top Ten Talks session at the NASCIO 2016 Midyear Conference in Baltimore, MD.

Speaker has just 5 minutes to deliver a focused talk on one of the CIO Top Ten Priorities.

State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2016

  • November 2015
  • Number of views: 27888
State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2016
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.

State IT Workforce: Facing Reality with Innovation

  • April 2015
  • Number of views: 22116
State IT Workforce: Facing Reality with Innovation
The predicted shortage in the state information technology (IT) workforce has been discussed and debated for over a decade and states have been confronted with numerous challenges when it comes to identifying gaps in a changing IT workforce. A major concern for state CIOs continues to be the significant number of state IT employees who are eligible for retirement or have been eligible, but have postponed retirement due to the economic downturn. In spite of this, there is evidence that the economy is recovering and some states are experiencing record numbers of retirement. This report outlines the current data on the state IT workforce and focuses on innovation, best practices and recommendations.
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