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Shrinking State Data Centers: A Playbook for Enterprise Data Center Consolidation

  • November 2017
  • Number of views: 3771
Shrinking State Data Centers: A Playbook for Enterprise Data Center Consolidation

This is an update since NASCIO’s last publication on data center consolidation in 2007. This version is a playbook of 10 plays for states who have yet to consolidate their data centers using lessons learned and advice from the trenches from states who have completed enterprise consolidation.

NASCIO 2017 Best Practices

  • October 2017
  • Number of views: 2219
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.

State IT Procurement Negotiations: Working Together to Reform and Transform

  • September 2017
  • Number of views: 3761
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. 

Blockchains: Moving Digital Government Forward in the States

  • May 2017
  • Number of views: 12630
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. 

Data Management Maturity: Achieving Best Practices (webinar)

  • March 2017
  • Number of views: 2338
The Data Management Maturity (DMM) model is a framework for the evaluation and assessment of an organization's data management capabilities. The model allows an organization to evaluate its current state data management capabilities, discover gaps to remediate, and strengths to leverage. The assessment method reveals priorities, business needs, and a clear, rapid path for process improvements. This webinar will describe the DMM, its evolution, and illustrate its use as a roadmap guiding organizational data management improvements.

Advancing Digital Government: Better Decision-Making Through Data Sharing Agreements

  • March 2017
  • Number of views: 5367
Advancing Digital Government: Better Decision-Making Through Data Sharing Agreements

This report describes the purpose and the principles for creating data sharing agreements as well as enterprise wide memorandum of understanding (MOU).  The intent is to avoid surprises and ensure everyone involved knows the parameters for sharing certain types of information.  When possible, enterprise MOUs should be in place that encourage information sharing.  The ultimate outcome is better informed decisions so state government is reaching the outcomes it is seeking for its citizens.

State of Washington: Privacy Modeling Demo (webinar)

  • March 2017
  • Number of views: 3980
State of Washington: Privacy Modeling Demo (webinar)
Government is using more data than ever in rendering services to citizens, yet government has few tools to enforce privacy rules or considerations and can’t simply hire enough to meet the demand for expertise. After consulting with academic and legal experts form the privacy community in Seattle, the state's Chief Privacy Officer, Alex Alben, retained a software firm to create a web application which  returns relevant search requests based on the intended use of personal information in a product or service.

Managing Change: How the Indiana County/State Data Sharing Initiative Mapped Its Way to Success (webinar)

  • February 2017
  • Number of views: 4213
Managing Change: How the Indiana County/State Data Sharing Initiative Mapped Its Way to Success (webinar)
All 92 Indiana counties have voluntarily provided key geospatial data with the Indiana Geographic Information Office. One hundred percent cooperation was not easy and it took several years to accomplish. This presentation focuses on the drivers that encouraged the effort and the resistors that hampered success and how managing both sides of the change equation worked in Indiana.

Data Strategy: Essential for State Governments (webinar)

  • February 2017
  • Number of views: 5622
Data Strategy: Essential for State Governments (webinar)
All state governments need a guided approach to managing their data and information to obtain the maximum value for success in a challenging environment.  An Enterprise Data/Information Management (EDM/EIM) initiative provides the framework for a state to deliver real information knowledge and provide true value to their citizens.  This session provides the framework of the domain known as enterprise data / information management, explains its essential components, gives the reasons that state governments should create a sustained data management program, and demonstrates some benefits that successful state EDM/EIM programs have achieved.

NASCIO and NASPO Topical Roundtable

  • January 2017
  • Number of views: 4407
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.
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