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NASCIO All States Innovations Forum: The State of Colorado Data Strategy – Enabling State Government Effectiveness through Enterprise Data Management and Governance

  • July 2010
  • Number of views: 7426

Since 2007, The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) in the state of Colorado has produced a ground-breaking and progressive agenda for information sharing and information technology management.

OIT has focused on agile application and service delivery with a strong emphasis on data quality. The Colorado Data Strategy ensures that state government policy makers and knowledge workers have the data and information they need to do their work. The business-ization of government requires a disciplined approach to managing data and information resources. Outcomes gained include:

NASCIO All-States Briefing: Kentucky Department of Education Moves to the Cloud

  • July 2010
  • Number of views: 2230

Many state CIOs are evaluating the options for migrating state e-mail and other productivity tools to a hosted environment. This is hot topic among NASCIO state members. The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), a recognized national leader in K-12 education technology, has recently migrated to a hosted cloud solution for e-mail and collaboration. KDE selected Microsoft Live@edu to bring 21st-century communications and collaboration tools to more than 700,000 students, faculty and staff statewide. The cloud-based service has already been rolled out to more than half a million people in one of the largest cloud deployments and fastest migrations of all time. The system is expected to save the state $6.3 million over four years in operational costs.

NASCIO All States Innovations Forum: Successfully Implementing Business Intelligence and Analytics for Effective Use – What To Do Before You Do All That Technical Stuff

  • May 2010
  • Number of views: 7129

Business Intelligence (BI) is the catalyst for making good management decisions. The Virginia Information Technologies Agency recognized that BI is key to maintaining Virginia’s excellent management reputation.

This session presents how the initiative to upgrade Virginia’s BI tools recognized that the people and business process issues were more critical to success than the BI technology. You will hear how Virginia’s initiative to upgrade BI tools used the creation of a knowledge worker community of practice – a Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC) – to raise the level of business involvement in the increased use of BI.

The START Project Update

  • May 2010
  • Number of views: 2113

This teleconference provided an update on the START initiative (Strategy to Apply Reusable Technology) which was introduced at the 2010 NASCIO Midyear Conference in Baltimore. This All States Briefing call presented the background and futures for what is highly anticipated as a game changing initiative. This conference call also provided a forum for discussion and exploration of the START initiative. START intends to create a new model for health and human services that will move from program centric to person centric.

Gaining Competitive Advantage through NIEM - How NASCIO Corporate Members Can Position Themselves as Enablers of Government Collaboration

  • March 2010
  • Number of views: 1955

The objective of this forum is to build awareness of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) among the community of corporations serving government. This forum has been developed with our NASCIO Corporate Members as our primary audience. However, federal, state and local government representatives will find this informative as well.

Changing a Child’s Future through Cross Agency Information Sharing: Child Welfare, Child Support and the Courts Working Together

  • February 2010
  • Number of views: 7858

Timely information exchange between social workers and the courts can mean the difference between life and death for a child. It is essential that child welfare and the courts are communicating current developments as custody and child support cases are being discussed and before the courts make final decisions. Colorado has enabled this necessary information exchange through the use of the National Information Exchange Model - NIEM.

NASCIO All States Call: State Collaboration and Information Sharing to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion

  • January 2010
  • Number of views: 1700

Prescription drug abuse and diversion has become a problem of epidemic proportion. In 16 states, drug related deaths now exceed deaths resulting from motor vehicle accidents; and an increasing number of those deaths are related to prescription drugs such as opioid analgesics (methadone, oxycodone, etc.). States are struggling to deal with the costs of prescription drug abuse and the law enforcement challenges with criminals who cross state lines on a regular basis to obtain drugs for abuse and diversion.

Data Governance - Central to Data Management Success

  • June 2009
  • Number of views: 2495

Data governance has become a hot topic for state government. With the advent of consolidation, shared services, and the demand for greater transparency and civic engagement, data governance and data management become essential. This conference call provides an overview of the DAMA frameworks for data management with a focus on data governance. This call also presents an overview of the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK).

The Economic Stimulus Plan and Implications for the States

  • February 2009
  • Number of views: 2383

Join David Quam, Director of Federal Relations for the National Governors Association (NGA) and Scott Pattison, Executive Director the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) to learn about the latest developments on the economic stimulus package (American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan) and what it means for state governments. How much money will states receive and for what? What will be the requirements for accountability, performance reporting and transparency? The discussion will include how states can take advantage of these funds and the impact on state budgets.

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