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Electronic Records Management and Digital Preservation: Protecting the Knowledge Assets of the State Government Enterprise Part III

  • October 2007
  • Number of views: 6515
Electronic Records Management and Digital Preservation: Protecting the Knowledge Assets of the State Government Enterprise Part III
This research brief concludes the current NASCIO series on the subject of electronic records management and digital preservation. This subject area is very broad and has multiple dimensions, perspectives and challenges for the state IT community. The objective for the series is to highlight some of the key issues and make relevant recommendations to the state CIO. Ultimately, electronic records management and digital preservation must be a shared responsibility with understanding and support from the state CIO. Everyone within state government must play their part in managing the digital assets of the state.

State IT Workforce: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

  • October 2007
  • Number of views: 7422
State IT Workforce: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?
The predicted shortage in the state government IT workforce has been discussed and debated for a decade. A product of NASCIO’s Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) Public Private Partnership Working Group, State IT Workforce: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? is a research survey that was designed to assess the current and future landscape of the state IT workforce. Covering such topics as anticipated state IT workforce retirements, employee recruitment and retention, and options for future state IT staffing and service structures, this online survey garnered 46 state responses—among the highest response rates of any NASCIO survey. The results of this survey provide states with a broad perspective on state IT workforce issues as a whole, and also allow CIOs to further assess the IT employment outlook within their respective states.

2007 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government

  • October 2007
  • Number of views: 6229
2007 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government
Released in conjunction with NASCIO's 2007 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Awards, this booklet contains summaries of innovative state government programs in the following areas: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery ; Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships; Data, Information and Knowledge Management; Digital Government – G to B; Digital Government – G to C; Digital Government – G to G; Enterprise IT Management Initiatives; Information Communications Technology Innovations; Information Security and Privacy; and IT Project and Portfolio Management.

Profiles of Progress II: State Health IT Initiatives

  • September 2007
  • Number of views: 6588
Profiles of Progress II: State Health IT Initiatives
State governments are increasingly utilizing health information technology initiatives in order to reduce healthcare cost and improve patient care. A product of NASCIO’s Health IT Working Group, this compendium provides a state-by-state “snapshot” of progress that each state has made in introducing health information technology (HIT) initiatives. Each individual state profile features ways in which states are working toward HIT development and implementation. An updated version of NASCIO’s 2006 document, this compendium highlights the rapid growth of state health IT initiatives and specifically examines the role of the state CIO in these efforts.

Seek and Ye Shall Find? State CIOs Must Prepare Now for E-Discovery

  • September 2007
  • Number of views: 7360
Seek and Ye Shall Find? State CIOs Must Prepare Now for E-Discovery
In increasingly consolidated state technology environments, State CIOs may have heightened responsibility for the storage, preservation and retrieval of electronic information in response to e-discovery requests. Since government information is a knowledge asset, State CIOs must ensure the proper management of state information assets in addition to the technological infrastructure for locating and retrieving that information. This issue brief explains the impact for State CIOs of e-discovery requests and encourages State CIOs to pursue a holistic approach to enterprise records management as part of a team of state government stakeholders, including state legal counsel, archivists, records managers, and agency business leaders.

IT Security Awareness and Training: Changing the Culture of State Government

  • August 2007
  • Number of views: 5998
IT Security Awareness and Training: Changing the Culture of State Government
Most state government employees use technology to do their daily work, yet they may not realize the dramatic consequences that can flow from one mistake. As data breaches and security incidents that originate from within state government appear to be on the rise, cultural change is needed. All state employees need to understand that IT security is everyone’s job and understand how to use the state’s IT resources in a way that does not create the risk of a security incident. NASCIO’s Research Brief, "IT Security Awareness and Training: Changing the Culture of State Government" , highlights awareness and training activities that State CIOs can implement to avoid internal threats that can lead to a full-on state government crisis. To assist CIOs in pursuing these efforts, this brief includes many examples of awareness and training activities that are currently taking place with the states. This brief is a product of NASCIO’s Information Security and Privacy Committee.

Survey on Enterprise Data Center Consolidation in the States: Strategies and Business Justification

  • August 2007
  • Number of views: 6454
Survey on Enterprise Data Center Consolidation in the States: Strategies and Business Justification
A product of NASCIO's Infrastructure and Services Committee, this survey report provides an overview of the challenges states’ indicated they are facing in considering and implementing enterprise IT data center consolidation initiatives. NASCIO surveyed twenty-nine states concerning their data center consolidation initiatives. The survey, conducted through June 22, 2007, represents approximately 46 percent of the nations’ population. Participation included a wide distribution in geography, population, and budget.

On the Road to RHIO: What State CIOs Need to Know

  • July 2007
  • Number of views: 5828
On the Road to RHIO: What State CIOs Need to Know
A product of NASCIO’s Health IT Working Group, this brief examines the ways in which state CIOs can be involved in RHIO efforts in their states and emphasizes the importance for state CIOs to be aware of developments in health information exchange. It also explores the opportunities and challenges that all RHIOs face, despite the unique characteristics they each hold, and features real-world examples of how state CIOs are already involved in their state’s RHIO efforts.

Electronic Records Management and Digital Preservation: Protecting the Knowledge Assets of the State Government Enterprise PART II

  • July 2007
  • Number of views: 6454
Electronic Records Management and Digital Preservation: Protecting the Knowledge Assets of the State Government Enterprise PART II
NASCIO continues its series on electronic records management and digital preservation with Part II which focuses on economic, legal, and organizational issues and recommended actions for State CIOs. Part II builds on the theme that the state CIO and the state enterprise architect will need to view electronic records management and digital preservation as disciplines that comprise an enterprise architecture domain. Partnering with the state’s archivists, librarians, and records managers to fully leverage their expertise will help ensure the state’s knowledge assets are managed for value with a long term view. eDiscovery and offshoring present significant challenges to the state enterprise. CIOs will need to build their awareness of these subject areas and author necessary compliance and risk management strategies.

IT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Tool-kit: Planning for the Next Disaster

  • June 2007
  • Number of views: 6910
IT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Tool-kit: Planning for the Next Disaster
A product of NASCIO's Disaster Recovery Working Group, this tool-kit is designed to assist state CIOs and their staff in IT disaster recovery and business continuity planning. It is an updated and expanded version of business continuity and disaster preparedness checklists utilized for a brainstorming exercise at the “CIO-CLC Business Continuity/ Disaster Recovery Forum” at NASCIO’s 2006 Midyear Conference.
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