The Digital States Survey, conducted biannually in even years, is a comprehensive study that examines best practices, policies and progress made by state governments in their use of digital technologies to better serve their citizens and streamline operations. The survey is conducted approximately April - June (2010, 2012, etc.) The awards are presented during the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) annual conference in September. (For the website competition itself, please see the Best of the Web Awards Program.)
The Digital States Performance Institute (DSPI) is not a place, but a community of interest around modernizing and improving government. The newly expanded DSPI builds on the successes of the biennial Digital States Survey with a year-round program of ongoing original research, analysis and tools in the strategic planning process through regional events, Webinars, online communities or panels, and - of course - a Twitter feed. All of it is intended to extend the value of the Digital States benchmarks through the documentation and sharing of best and emerging practices by states that are committed to meeting today's needs and tomorrow's expectations.
Proving the Value of IT Investment: Lessons from the 2012 Digital State Survey
March 27, 2013
We will share the results of new research and discuss best practices from government and industry that will help you prove the wisdom of IT investment and successfully get your projects funded.
Managing Data in a Consolidated Enterprise
December 1, 2011
Explore the topic of data management and specifically why changing to a more central approach is so difficult. The discussion will include how states are balancing the responsibility of data management between the central IT organization and the business enterprise.
Using the Web to Break Down Government Silos
August 30, 2011
This webinar focuses on two states that are using the web to help them move past the agency-centric approach to delivering services. Examples are presented where states have begun to break down the traditional barriers that cause governmental agencies to operate in separate informational silos. Speakers – John Conley, Executive Director, State Internet Portal Authority, State of Colorado and Herbert Quinde, Chief Information Officer, Illinois Department of Corrections – show how they were able to get around the traditional barriers and deliver services that are more aligned with the needs of the citizenry.
On a Clear Day You Can See Beyond
December 9, 2010
We broght together state CIOs for a preview of their own plans and to comment on the findings of the Digital States CIO Poll, which provides a landscape view of the technologies, policies and practices that matter most now — and those that will be the most important two or three years down the road.
Have Your Say: State and Local Government and the New National Broadband Plan
September 22, 2009
Hear from Eugene J. Huang, Director of Government Operations with the FCC's National Broadband Task Force, at a crucial moment in the process of gathering perspectives on how to get broadband strategy right -- the task force will have only 148 days left to prepare the report as of the date of the webinar. It is also an opportunity for the Task Force to hear from you on the local and state government issues and concerns in the planning and deployment of this vital public infrastructure.
The Making of the Nation's Digital States
April 23, 2010
We welcomed senior state executives from Utah, Michigan and Virginia to discuss the defining characteristics of a digital state - now and in the future - as efficiency, transparency and performance become the watch words of governing in the age of economic recovery. In this webinar you will hear from those who helped set their states apart through innovation, perseverance and thinking differently. You will also learn about the practices that have changed the way the public's business gets done and what they have set their sights on next in the continuing campaign for government modernization.
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