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Award Recipient: Washington Technology Employer of Choice Initiative (video)

  • September 2016
  • Number of views: 2967
Award Recipient: Washington Technology Employer of Choice Initiative (video)

State of Washington: Technology Employer of Choice Initiative
NASCIO 2016 State IT Recognition Award Recipient in the category of State CIO Office Special Recognition

Executive Summary*
Finding and retaining a cutting-edge technology workforce is the single most important and impactful challenge for the public sector. Moreover, in Washington State,  nearly half of the government workforce is eligible to retire within the next five years. For Washington, this challenge is compounded by the fact that state government competes for talent in a region that has some of the biggest technology brand names in the world, including Microsoft, Amazon, Disney, Expedia, Valve, Apple and more.

The state must be able to position itself as a viable competitor of talent in the region so that agencies can hire and retain the technology workforce  necessary to do business.Talent competitors have been adapting their workforce strategies to be more competitive. Theyhave aligned their strategies to the needs of the millennial and digital native generations, and state government must do the same. Finding strategies that will work in the public sector means taking risks and piloting new ideas. The state’s consolidated technology agency, Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech),  is addressing IT talent management challenges by implementing a diverse set of strategies, including:

Experimenting with self-management (Holacracy)
Piloting physical space changes
Reclassifying state government technology jobs
Hiring for value alignment instead of skills
Finding top talent in innovative ways
Transforming practices in government

Each of these strategies is at a different phase of implementation, but WaTech is already seeing results. By embracing emergent and innovative organizational and recruitment methodologies, WaTech  is helping position Washington state government as a technology employer of choice.

*Read full award nomination

Top Ten Talks: Budget and Cost Control (video)

  • September 2016
  • Number of views: 2749
Top Ten Talks: Budget and Cost Control (video)
Top Ten Talks session at the NASCIO 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

Speaker has just 5 minutes to deliver a focused talk on one of the CIO Top Ten Priorities.

Top Ten Talks: Legacy Modernization (video)

  • September 2016
  • Number of views: 2715
Top Ten Talks: Legacy Modernization (video)
Top Ten Talks session at the NASCIO 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

Speaker has just 5 minutes to deliver a focused talk on one of the CIO Top Ten Priorities.

Top Ten Talks: Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (video)

  • September 2016
  • Number of views: 2579
Top Ten Talks: Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (video)
Top Ten Talks session at the NASCIO 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

Speaker has just 5 minutes to deliver a focused talk on one of the CIO Top Ten Priorities.

Top Ten Talks: Cloud Services (video)

  • September 2016
  • Number of views: 2861
Top Ten Talks: Cloud Services (video)
Top Ten Talks session at the NASCIO 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

Speaker has just 5 minutes to deliver a focused talk on one of the CIO Top Ten Priorities.

Top Ten Talks: Security and Risk Management (video)

  • September 2016
  • Number of views: 2629
Top Ten Talks: Security and Risk Management (video)
Top Ten Talks session at the NASCIO 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

Speaker has just 5 minutes to deliver a focused talk on one of the CIO Top Ten Priorities.

2016 State CIO Survey: The Adaptable State CIO

  • September 2016
  • Number of views: 19931
2016 State CIO Survey: The Adaptable State CIO

NASCIO, Grant Thornton LLP and CompTIA have collaborated for a seventh consecutive year to survey state government IT leaders on current issues, trends and perspectives. New service delivery models, innovative technology solutions, and rising customer expectations all require state CIOs to adapt continually to changing circumstances.

2016 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study - State Governments at Risk: Turning Strategy and Awareness into Progress

  • September 2016
  • Number of views: 39382
2016 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study - State Governments at Risk: Turning Strategy and Awareness into Progress

This study reports findings and analysis of a comprehensive survey of State Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) conducted by NASCIO in partnership with Deloitte. The results of the 2016 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study confirm the growing importance of cybersecurity for states.

NASCIO Staff Contact: Meredith Ward, Senior Policy Analyst (mward@NASCIO.org)

Better Decisions, Better Government: Effective Data Management Through a Coordinated Approach

  • August 2016
  • Number of views: 8647
Better Decisions, Better Government: Effective Data Management Through a Coordinated Approach

This report describes the basics of how to get started with a data management discipline. It maintains a simple approach to gaining support including governance, bringing together the right stakeholders, and establishing a compelling business case. This report is the second in a series of reports that deals with WHY is data management important; HOW does state government get started.

Value and Vulnerability: The Internet of Things in a Connected State Government

  • June 2016
  • Number of views: 17874
Value and Vulnerability: The Internet of Things in a Connected State Government
States are finding that the “Internet of Things” (IoT) can improve efficiency, reduce waste and connect citizens to state services in faster and more affordable ways. But with that value comes vulnerability. States must consider security, privacy, accessibility and standardization when crafting a roadmap for IoT. This policy brief describes ways that states are currently implementing IoT, possibilities for the coming years, and recommendations on avoiding difficulties along the way.
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