NASCIO 2013: Survey Says State IT Shares Resources, Lacks in DR Testing

New poll finds only 19 percent of states continuously review and update their disaster recovery plans.

NASCIO, TechAmerica and Grant Thornton released the results of their annual state CIO survey, “The Enterprise Imperative: Leading Through Governance, Portfolio Management and Collaboration,” today at the NASCIO annual conference in Philadelphia.

Based on responses from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and three territories, the survey reveals the delicate balancing act that IT leaders must maintain in providing high-quality services and in delivering new, innovative solutions.

Here are some of the findings:

  • 52 percent of state CIOs deem their practices for oversight of large IT projects as “somewhat effective,” while 31 percent rate them as effective, and a fortunate 13 percent say “very effective.”

  • 63 percent of states use a formal IT enterprise portfolio management process to support decisions regarding planned initiatives, projects or ongoing IT services such as application support.

  • 78 percent of states have adopted a cybersecurity framework based on national standards and guidelines. That same percentage has also acquired and implemented continuous vulnerability monitoring capabilities and developed security awareness training for workers and contractors.

  • 42 percent of states have an identity and access management enterprise model underway, and another 8 percent have fully implemented one.

  • 19 percent of states continuously review and update their disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
  • 63 percent of states provide network services to local government, and 61 percent offer data center hosting across jurisdictions.

  • 61 percent of CIOs believe human services is the segment where business intelligence and analytics is used most effectively.

  • 49 percent of states have a few coordinated, governmentwide projects and initiatives for managing mobility, but categorize those efforts as mostly fragmented.

If you want to learn more, check out the NASCIO 2013 conference hub for more articles and videos.

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Oct 14 2013