July 7, 2009 By News Report
"This brief provides CIOs with needed guidance." -- Colorado CIO Mike Locatis (pictured)
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released its latest issue brief :today: Security at the Edge -- Protecting Mobile Computing Devices. "As the brief notes," said Colorado CIO and NASCIO Security and Privacy Committee co-chair Mike Locatis in a release, "many states have made substantial efforts and investments to encrypt the data on mobile devices and to further protect them through use of strong policies, physical controls and end-user education. Unfortunately, some states have had to make these investments in reaction to significant data breaches, and we would hope that other states can learn from these examples and act more proactively. This brief provides CIOs with needed guidance in this area."
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.