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State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2014

  • November 2013
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State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2014
Each year NASCIO conducts a survey of the state CIOs to identify and prioritize the top policy and technology issues facing state government. The top ten priorities are identified and used as input to NASCIO’s programs, planning for conference sessions, and publications.

The Enterprise Imperative: Leading Through Governance, Portfolio Management, and Collaboration

  • October 2013
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The Enterprise Imperative: Leading Through Governance, Portfolio Management, and Collaboration

NASCIO, TechAmerica, and Grant Thornton LLP have collaborated for a fourth year on the annual survey of state government IT leaders. The 2013 survey report, The Enterprise Imperative, offers the latest insights from State CIOs and concludes these leaders are emphasizing effective enterprise governance models, adopting business disciplines, and forging the right relationships for collaboration. The 2012 survey – Advancing the C4 Agenda – focused on the balancing act that CIOs must maintain both in providing high-quality services and in delivering new, innovative solutions. These demands have not decreased over the past year. CIOs are responding by focusing on the enterprise, and by coordinating across boundaries. The enterprise focus may involve integrating governance and portfolio management across the state, improving the effectiveness of IT procurement, or deploying statewide identity and access management solutions.

Procurement: Avoiding Risky Business

  • September 2013
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Procurement: Avoiding Risky Business

The NASCIO Procurement Modernization Committee, in partnership with TechAmerica and the National Association of State Procurement Officials, continues to focus on state IT procurement reforms and highlight best practices at the state level. This brief is the third in a series of recommendations set forth by this collaborative. The purpose of the brief is to highlight some of the strategies used to first identify, then to avoid, transfer, mitigate, and ultimately accept the risks associated with the procurement of IT products or services. Although not all risks can be identified, the goal should be to understand how much risk is associated with a specific IT procurement and what tools, processes, benchmarks, and methodologies are available to uniquely address IT procurement risks.

Commonwealth of Virginia’s EIA Strategy and NIEM Integration Plan (webinar)

  • July 2013
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Commonwealth of Virginia’s EIA Strategy and NIEM Integration Plan

The Commonwealth of Virginia has completed an eight-month strategic planning process to develop an Enterprise Information Architecture (EIA) strategy.  A central element of the EIA strategy involves building exchanges for “citizen-centric” data that conform with the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).

Virginia’s NIEM integration plan will enable the state government to comply with new statutory requirements for standardizing Person data and promote enhanced capabilities for business-driven information exchanges.

This webinar will provide insight on Virginia’s emerging EIA strategy and NIEM integration planning. The primary focus will be on Virginia’s EIA strategic plan and successful implementation of the NIEM Engagement Process.

Effective Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration – Governance is Critical!

  • July 2013
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Effective Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration – Governance is Critical!

Cross-jurisdictional collaboratives are on the rise. As the number of such collaboratives increases, there are essential ingredients for framing and sustaining successful and even exceptional collaborative arrangements that deliver real outcomes. As NASCIO reviewed successful collaboratives, proper governance continually surfaced as one of those essential ingredients for effective sharing of government information and services and effective employment of technology across two or more enterprises. This issue brief presents examples of effective governance and describes what constitutes effective governance.

The Changing Roles of the Chief Architect and the CIO (webinar)

  • April 2013
  • Number of views: 5890

Three important findings have combined to motivate this topic:

  • #1 Poor data management performance to date (requires additional or difference effort)
  • #2 Recognition that data is not a project (requires a difference approach)
  • #3 Lack of domain expertise (requires different career preparation)

Combined these three findings require a new look at these roles.  This webinar will explore the role of a Chief Data Officer (CDO) as a function needed by organizations (especially state governments).  While we don't yet have all the answers, we can at least lay out three necessary but insufficient prerequisites to making progress faster than we have achieved to date.

Driving Efficiency and Innovation by Consistently Managing Complexity and Change (webinar)

  • February 2013
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This presentation outlines the four pillars of a Holistic Enterprise Architecture: architectural models, framework, methodology, and implementation/solution models. It also explains the business and technology gains, and demystifies the practice of implementing a successful Holistic Enterprise Architecture.

The State Identity Credential and Access Management Guidance and Roadmap (SICAM)

  • September 2012
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The State Identity Credential and Access Management Guidance and Roadmap (SICAM)
The State Identity and Credential Access Management (SICAM) Guidance and Roadmap outline a strategic vision for state-based identity, credential, and access management efforts, and emphasizes the importance of implementing the SICAM architecture and services in support of the challenges associated with trust, interoperability, security, and process improvement. States can, and should, provide a secure, auditable environment for the processing and exchange of information across the entire spectrum of state business. This guidance promotes an enterprise approach and it is essential that state governments take the initiative to ensure the integrity of the data entrusted to them and provide a high level of security and privacy to citizens, customers, and partners.

Why Should Government Join Up? Why now? What do we gain?

  • September 2012
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Why Should Government Join Up? Why now?  What do we gain?
Maintaining and increasing government service delivery in the current economic circumstances is nearing the impossible. What is the answer? Part of the answer is the formation of collaborative relationships across agencies and jurisdictions to share and in some circumstances consolidate investments. State and local governments can not afford to go it alone. Through collaborative governance structures, jurisdictions can pool funding, increase buying power, remove or reduce redundant investments in technology and actually make significant gains in the quality of service.

Is Big Data a Big Deal for State Governments? The Big Data Revolution – Impacts for State Government – Timing is Everything

  • August 2012
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Is Big Data a Big Deal for State Governments? The Big Data Revolution – Impacts for State Government – Timing is Everything

The volume and velocity of data creation is at all time high – and is accelerating. State government is a veritable data engine creating vast amounts of data from a vast number of sources. That data is being used to comply with regulations; uncover fraud, waste and abuse; and ultimately improve the lives of citizens. The sky is the limit in terms future data generation based on the growth in mobile applications, sensors, cloud services and the growing public private partnerships that must be monitored for performance and service levels, according to NASCIO’s latest in its series of issue briefs on analytics - “Is Big Data a Big Deal?”

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