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Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government

  • October 2006
  • Number of views: 6214
Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government
Released in conjunction with NASCIO's 2006 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; 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 Architecture; Enterprise IT Management Initiatives; Information Communications Technology Innovations; and IT Project and Portfolio Management.

A Current View of the State CISO: A National Survey Assessment

  • September 2006
  • Number of views: 6530
A Current View of the State CISO: A National Survey Assessment
These aggregate survey results reflect a snapshot of the state CISO role as of summer 2006. The survey results indicate that the state CISO position has become highly prevalent and is evolving into a state IT security policy and strategy leader. The survey was conducted during the preparation of NASCIO's July 2006 Research Brief entitled Born of Necessity: The CISO Evolution-Bringing the Technical and the Policy Together.

Bowling for Broadband 2: Toward Citizen-Centric, Broadband-Based E-Government

  • August 2006
  • Number of views: 5670
Bowling for Broadband 2: Toward Citizen-Centric, Broadband-Based E-Government
This brief highlights the continued evolution of the broadband environment and the need for states to understand both the enhanced public service opportunities and citizen expectations of high-speed Internet access.

Born of Necessity: The CISO Evolution--Bringing the Technical and the Policy Together

  • July 2006
  • Number of views: 4622
Born of Necessity: The CISO Evolution--Bringing the Technical and the Policy Together
This brief examines the role of the state Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) as it has evolved in response to the growing complexities of the IT threat environment, homeland security concerns, and the increasing demands for enhanced citizen services. Specific points this brief addresses include critical success factors for state CISOs, the importance of a CISO’s relationship-building across the state and among levels of government, and a few predictions on the future evolution of the state CISO.

Keys to Collaboration: Building Effective Public-Private Partnerships

  • June 2006
  • Number of views: 5337
Keys to Collaboration: Building Effective Public-Private Partnerships
This research brief explores the role of public-private partnerships in the increasingly technology-driven public sector. It also provides a look at best practices and building blocks for successful public-private partnerships.

Service Oriented Architecture: An Enabler of the Agile Enterprise

  • May 2006
  • Number of views: 8093
Service Oriented Architecture: An Enabler of the Agile Enterprise
This brief identifies what state CIOs need to know now regarding Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), including its business value, the vision for SOA, SOA governance, SOA as a program and SOA security.

The IT Security Business Case: Sustainable Funding to Manage the Risks

  • May 2006
  • Number of views: 5901
The IT Security Business Case: Sustainable Funding to Manage the Risks
This brief takes a holistic approach to constructing the case for enterprise IT security investment by outlining for the state CIOs the following steps: 

  • Understanding state government’s IT environment that drives the need for security 
  • Starting with an enterprise-wide IT risk assessment 
  • Making the case for IT security through demonstrating the risks (bolstered by the IT risk assessment results), the benefits of security, and how security aligns with the state’s business needs.

Survey on IT Consolidation and Shared Services in the States: A National Assessment

  • May 2006
  • Number of views: 6567
Survey on IT Consolidation and Shared Services in the States: A National Assessment
NASCIO is pleased to announce the release of its survey summary publication, NASCIO’s Survey on IT Consolidation and Shared Services in the States: A National Assessment. A product of NASCIO's 2005 IT Governance & Service Reform Committee, this survey summary provides an overview of the challenges states’ indicated they are facing in considering and implementing enterprise IT consolidation and shared services initiatives.

A National Framework for Collaborative Information Exchange: What is NIEM?

  • March 2006
  • Number of views: 5842
A National Framework for Collaborative Information Exchange: What is NIEM?
The NIEM initiative is in its beginning stages but is already anticipated to be a major breakthrough initiative, which will have a tremendous impact on how government interoperates with the intention of making possible the communication among government lines of business at all levels of government.

This brief both summarizes the intention of this national initiative and provides guidance on participation in this effort.

IT Consolidation and Shared Services: States Seeking Economies of Scale

  • March 2006
  • Number of views: 5495
IT Consolidation and Shared Services: States Seeking Economies of Scale
IT Consolidation and Shared Services: States Seeking Economies of Scale
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