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

  • July 2006
  • Number of views: 6705
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: 7659
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: 10548
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: 8233
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: 9306
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: 8147
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: 7656
IT Consolidation and Shared Services: States Seeking Economies of Scale
IT Consolidation and Shared Services: States Seeking Economies of Scale

The (IT) Doctor is In: The Role of the State CIO in Health IT

  • January 2006
  • Number of views: 6771
The (IT) Doctor is In: The Role of the State CIO in Health IT
The brief is intended to help state CIOs—along with other stakeholders and policymakers—determine the appropriate role of the state CIO in guiding their states’ enterprise IT in keeping with the larger national effort to save lives and money in healthcare.

Findings from NASCIO’s Cybersecurity Survey

  • January 2006
  • Number of views: 20977
Findings from NASCIO’s Cybersecurity Survey
Findings from NASCIO’s Cybersecurity Survey

We Need to Talk: Governance Models to Advance Communications Interoperability

  • November 2005
  • Number of views: 8815
We Need to Talk: Governance Models to Advance Communications Interoperability
This research brief provides an overview of the challenges states face in developing communications interoperability initiatives and also attempts to answer questions such as, "What needs to be addressed when contemplating a communications interoperability initiative; and what is being done at the state and federal levels to develop communications interoperability governance models?" It includes other factors that are impacting governance in interoperability and offers references to models that have been successfully completed by other states.
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