Innovative Funding for Innovative State IT

During the past several years, many states have found it increasingly difficult to obtain funding for state IT projects through traditional means, such as via appropriations from the state general fund. In spite of these tight economic times, citizens’ demand for improved ways of doing business with state government and 24 x 7 access to government services has remained strong. The purpose of Innovative Funding for Innovative State IT: New Trends and Approaches for State IT Funding is to provide states with innovative avenues of funding so that they can provide citizens with the government services they demand. This publication details eleven innovative funding models and provides case studies on how each model has been implemented by a state. Innovative Funding for Innovative State IT also includes a study conducted by NASCIO’s Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) that surveyed the states on the types of funding models they are currently using. The survey results from the twenty-three states that responded are included in this publication.

Innovative Funding for Innovative State IT is divided into three main sections, the first of which describes eleven innovative funding models as well as baseline requirements for implementing each model and the benefits each model may bring. The second section includes the compiled results of the CLC’s survey regarding states’ current use of innovative funding models. This section also details trends in state IT funding identified from the CLC’s survey. The third section includes case studies from nine states that exemplify how each innovative funding model has been implemented. The states that provided case studies for this publication are: Massachusetts, Texas, Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio, Missouri, Delaware, Arizona and Hawaii. The appendices include checklists to give states a starting point for implementing each funding model as well as a chart of the CLC’s survey results and a list of other innovative funding resources.

 

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Concept for Operations for Integrated Justice Information Sharing Version 1.0

ConOps provides a discipline-specific focus for justice information sharing, which in turn can be used to identify and expose broader IT architectural and infrastructure issues that must be addressed by CIOs. While this ConOps focuses primarily on information sharing in the justice arena, the concepts are applicable to any business domain.

ConOps defines the discipline-specific, business functions for integrated justice and explores the architectural implications for state CIOs, who are responsible for planning the IT enterprise architecture. Additionally, ConOps defines fundamental concepts, principles, functions and operational requirements for integrated justice information sharing, presents a scenario of integrated justice information sharing and a general methodology for states to use in validating their IT architecture for information sharing characteristics. Finally, this document articulates an action plan for the validation, implementation and expansion of this ConOps to other disciplines.

 

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Concept for Operations for Integrated Justice Information Sharing Validation Report

Concept for Operations for Integrated Justice Information Sharing Validation Report

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Federal Privacy Law Compendium, Version 1.0

To help states identify and assess federal laws that may have privacy implications for their information systems and policies, the NASCIO Privacy Committee has developed the Federal Privacy Law Compendium, Version 1.0. It is intended to serve as a resource for summaries of federal laws that may have an impact on the privacy of citizens’ information that is entrusted to state government. The Federal Privacy Law Compendium provides a starting point for states in their assessment of whether the summarized federal privacy laws will impact state information system operations and/or policies.

The Federal Privacy Law Compendium summarizes ten federal laws that deal with the privacy of information and highlights instances of potential impact on state government. The federal privacy laws summarized are:

  • The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998
  • The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984
  • The Computer Matching & Privacy Protection Act of 1988 & Amendments of 1990
  • The Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994
  • The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970
  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
  • The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
  • The Privacy Act of 1974

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Business Case Basics and Beyond: A Primer on State Government IT Business Cases

This primer provides tools, concepts and a framework for addressing a number of critical challenges facing state Governors, CIOs and enterprise information technology (IT) organizations. These include leadership transitions in the offices of many Governors and in state legislatures, increasing budget deficits, the departure and replacement of state CIOs and a number of other long term concerns. These challenges will likely impact state government’s ability to maintain the momentum of e-government implementation and meet the policy and service goals of the Governors in areas such as education, economic and workforce development, public safety, healthcare and the environment. Most importantly, these challenges may impact states’ ability to deliver services to citizens and customers.

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Proposed GSA Rule: New Policy on the .gov Domain

This brief provides an overview of the Proposed Rule promulgated by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) that made the .gov Top-Level Internet domain available for states, local governments and Native Sovereign Nations to register domain names for their official government websites.

 

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