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State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2007

  • November 2006
  • Number of views: 7136
State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2007
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.

Profiles of Progress: State Health IT Initiatives

  • November 2006
  • Number of views: 6354
Profiles of Progress: State Health IT Initiatives
A product of NASCIO’s Health IT Committee, this compendium provides a state-by-state “snapshot” of progress that each state has made in the health information technology (HIT) implementation process. Each individual state profile highlights the steps that states are taking in regards to HIT issues, from Executive Orders and legislative-driven initiatives to public/private or public/non-profit partnerships. Most importantly, the compendium examines the roles and responsibilities the state CIO has in these efforts.

Relationships Matter: Customer Service Strategies to Promote Enterprise Services

  • October 2006
  • Number of views: 5998
Relationships Matter: Customer Service Strategies to Promote Enterprise Services
This brief provides an overview of the challenges state CIOs face when promoting enterprise services under statewide IT consolidation and shared services initiatives. The brief also identifies methods for achieving strategic initiatives using proven customer service strategies and examines the types of business processes used to successfully launch and promote consolidation and shared enterprise services.

Keeping the Citizen Trust: What a State CIO Can Do To Protect Privacy

  • October 2006
  • Number of views: 6152
Keeping the Citizen Trust: What a State CIO Can Do To Protect Privacy
This Research Brief examines how privacy in the state government context has evolved as a defining issue in response to rapidly changing technological advances and the complexities of a fast-paced world. The brief then explores some initial areas in which a state CIO may encounter privacy issues, including in the context of IT governance, enterprise architecture, policy, security and business processes, and offers some potential ways of addressing those issues.

Looking to the Future: Challenges & Opportunities for Government IT Project Management Offices

  • October 2006
  • Number of views: 6340
Looking to the Future: Challenges & Opportunities for Government IT Project Management Offices
This brief, developed by NASCIO's State IT Project Management (PM) Forum, addresses several of the top state government challenges including portfolio management and strategic planning, PM skill maturity, political risks, structures/organizations, procurement processes/rules, as well as funding models and spending cultures particular to government.

Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government

  • October 2006
  • Number of views: 7161
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: 7224
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: 6433
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: 5244
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: 6056
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.
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