Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Hilton, April 22-24, 2018
San Diego, CA Hilton San Diego Bayfront, October 21-24, 2018
NASCIO was pleased to collaborate with the TechAmerica and Grant Thornton on a survey of State CIOs which sheds light on how CIOs around the country drive change in the way government works and enable states to do more with less. “State governments will continue to endure tough fiscal conditions, which makes the state CIO's job even more challenging. However, the results of the survey clearly indicate this situation presents opportunities for CIOs to execute on cost-saving strategies, innovative business models, and advance the use of emerging technologies” said Doug Robinson, Executive Director of NASCIO.
Federal, state, local, and tribal governments currently issue numerous credentials to constituents for access to facilities or services based on a variety of endorsements. Many of the endorsements provide citizens with access to federally funded programs, but the issuance of credentials remains program-specific and has become a redundant process for many agencies and departments. By issuing a digital identity that has multi-platform credentialing options, it will result in improved efficiency and convenience for both users and issuers. To the extent such credential is honored by commercial entities, it will also improve efficiency and security of commercial transactions, including on-line transactions.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.