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State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2013

  • October 2012
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State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2013

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.

2012 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study State governments at Risk: A Call for Collaboration and Compliance

  • October 2012
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2012 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study State governments at Risk: A Call for Collaboration and Compliance

This study reports findings and analysis of a comprehensive survey of State Chief Information Security Officers conducted by NASCIO in partnership with Deloitte in July and August of 2012. Both a repeat and extension of a Deloitte-NASCIO survey originally conducted in 2010, it documents the relative strengths and weaknesses of the security programs that protect state governments' vital systems and data. The study identifies areas of concern expressed by state CISOs, and provides a call to action for state CIOs and policy officials on the critical need to support and enhance cybersecurity programs.

Advancing the C4 Agenda

  • October 2012
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Advancing the C4 Agenda
NASCIO, TechAmerica, and Grant Thornton LLP have collaborated on the third annual survey of state government IT leaders. Since the last survey of state chief information officers (CIOs) in 2011 - A New C4 Agenda (Consolidation, Collaboration, Clout, and Change) – we find that CIOs continue to be confronted with myriad responsibilities and leadership challenges. Some of these focus on continuing to provide many high-quality IT services to state agencies and employees (such as email and networking) as well as to citizens (such as online registration and licensing). Others focus on procuring, implementing, and managing new IT services, such as cloud platforms, mobile devices and applications, and social media. CIOs must maintain a balancing act, not allowing either the old or the new to dominate their attention.

What Makes Collaborative Initiatives Work?

  • October 2012
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What Makes Collaborative Initiatives Work?
Collaboration is a major part of the solution to sustaining and thriving government organizations and services. But it has to be done correctly so it is effective, can sustain through the life of the initiative’s intent, and can adapt with changing environmental circumstances. No matter what service area, mode of delivery, management area, or technology, collaborative arrangements should be considered as an alternative that may deliver the most effective outcomes.

NASCIO Cyber Security Awareness Resource Guide

  • October 2012
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NASCIO Cyber Security Awareness Resource Guide

For the 2012 observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, NASCIO has updated its Resource Guide for State Cyber Security 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 cyber security awareness, training, and education initiatives.

Effective Transformation and Integration that can Enable Cross-jurisdiction Collaboration (webinar)

  • September 2012
  • Number of views: 2490

Enterprise architecture is gaining a new level of interest and investment across all sectors of the economy.  The motivation is grounded in gaining competitive advantage, reaching new levels of effectiveness, and creating an enterprise that is well orchestrated to continually transform.  This need for a complete enterprise-wide discipline becomes even more critical when organizations “join up” to accomplish some purpose, optimize resources, or simply pursue economies of scale.

The State Identity Credential and Access Management Guidance and Roadmap (SICAM)

  • September 2012
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The State Identity Credential and Access Management Guidance and Roadmap (SICAM)
The State Identity and Credential Access Management (SICAM) Guidance and Roadmap outline a strategic vision for state-based identity, credential, and access management efforts, and emphasizes the importance of implementing the SICAM architecture and services in support of the challenges associated with trust, interoperability, security, and process improvement. States can, and should, provide a secure, auditable environment for the processing and exchange of information across the entire spectrum of state business. This guidance promotes an enterprise approach and it is essential that state governments take the initiative to ensure the integrity of the data entrusted to them and provide a high level of security and privacy to citizens, customers, and partners.

Why Should Government Join Up? Why now? What do we gain?

  • September 2012
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Why Should Government Join Up? Why now?  What do we gain?
Maintaining and increasing government service delivery in the current economic circumstances is nearing the impossible. What is the answer? Part of the answer is the formation of collaborative relationships across agencies and jurisdictions to share and in some circumstances consolidate investments. State and local governments can not afford to go it alone. Through collaborative governance structures, jurisdictions can pool funding, increase buying power, remove or reduce redundant investments in technology and actually make significant gains in the quality of service.

Is Big Data a Big Deal for State Governments? The Big Data Revolution – Impacts for State Government – Timing is Everything

  • August 2012
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Is Big Data a Big Deal for State Governments? The Big Data Revolution – Impacts for State Government – Timing is Everything

The volume and velocity of data creation is at all time high – and is accelerating. State government is a veritable data engine creating vast amounts of data from a vast number of sources. That data is being used to comply with regulations; uncover fraud, waste and abuse; and ultimately improve the lives of citizens. The sky is the limit in terms future data generation based on the growth in mobile applications, sensors, cloud services and the growing public private partnerships that must be monitored for performance and service levels, according to NASCIO’s latest in its series of issue briefs on analytics - “Is Big Data a Big Deal?”

Leaving Performance Bonds at the Door for Improved IT Procurement

  • August 2012
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Leaving Performance Bonds at the Door for Improved IT Procurement
This is the second in a series of briefs on IT procurement modernization. The brief focuses on performance bond trends for state IT projects and is intended to give an overview of how the surety market has significantly changed because of a wave of factors external to the IT industry. The amount of readily available performance bonds has become a challenge and, in some instances, bond companies have begun to require companies to partially or fully collateralize performance bonds with bank letters of credit. In order for states to lower costs and create a competitive procurement pool, states need to consider finding ways of leveraging existing protections and adjusting performance bond requirements if necessary. This brief was developed in partnership with TechAmerica and with contributions from the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO).
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