The CJIS GROUP Publications resource contains reports pertaining to technology in the Criminal Justice, Public Safety, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services communities. Documents are generally gathered through the public domain and include industry trends, agency surveys, technical standards and models, case studies, white papers, and guides.

Title Summary Subject Category Date Publishedsort ascending
A System of Trust: Privacy Policies for Justice Information Sharing

This National Governors Association brief identifies common challenges that states face when developing privacy policies for justice information systems and provides a roadmap for states to implement privacy policies based on the experiences of other states.

Privacy Policies Data Management April 2012
Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal and Private Sector Entities Implementing Directive

This directive is issued in accordance with Executive Order 13549, "Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Entities." Its purpose is to instill uniformity and consistency in the application of security standards for state, local, tribal and private sector entities (SLTPS2) with whom classified information is shared and prescribes the processes and standards for providing access to and safeguarding of such information when shared with SLTPS entities.

Information Sharing Data Management January 2012
Strategies for States to Encourage and Fund Community Care Teams

Strategies for States to Encourage and Fund Community Care Teams outlines the role that community care teams can play in improving the quality and value of health care provided by the states, especially to Med­icaid populations. It also identifies strategies that states can adopt to promote the use of multidis­ciplinary care teams and to put sustainable financing in place. To realize the potential benefits of medical homes and community care teams, states and other payers must help finance the upfront cost of establish­ing them.

Community Care Teams Data Management January 2012
Relationships Between Fusion Centers and Emergency Operations Centers

This report, prepared by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), addresses the strengths and weaknesses of Fusion Centers and Emergency Operations Centers relationships, interactions, and capacity to share information with one another. It is based on interviews with employees and officials of relevant agencies and institutions, direct observations, and a review of applicable documents.

Fusion Centers Data Management November 2011
State CIO Priorities for 2012

Each year NASCIO conducts a survey of the state CIOs to identify and prioritize the top policy and technology issues facing state government. The top ten priorities are identified and used as input to NASCIO's programs, planning for conference sessions, and publications.

Policy and Technology Issues for State Government Uncategorized October 2011
State Efforts in Sentencing and Corrections Reform

States continue to struggle during what is the most difficult fiscal environment since the Great Depression. Projections are that the economic recovery will be slow, forcing states to think long-term about how to do more with less. Full economic recovery may not happen until the end of the decade. With corrections among states’ largest expenditures, many are rethinking their approaches to sentencing and corrections practices as they seek to constrain spending.

State Sentencing and Corrections Reform Data Management October 2011
Capitals in the Clouds - The Case for Cloud Computing in State Government Part II: Challenges and Opportunities to Get Your Data Right

Cloud computing brings with it opportunities, issues and risks. One major consideration that must be addressed is the management of data – governance, stewardship, consistency, ownership and security. Data is the lifeblood of state government operations and critical for service delivery. With the fiscal stress and operational pressures that are driving state and local governments toward serious consideration and adoption of cloud computing, the data must not be ignored. These pressures must be managed intelligently to avoid pushing government into a future situation that could constitute greater cost, and more difficulty in achieving interoperability of government lines of business and government jurisdictions.

Cloud Computing Data Management September 2011
The 2011 State CIO Survey

During the summer of 2011, 51 state and territorial chief information officers (CIOs) took part in a wideranging survey on state information technology (IT) topics. At a high level, the survey reveals this to be a time of evolving roles, changing organizational capabilities and demanding workloads for the CIOs. The themes that emerge from the 2011 survey results center on consolidation, collaboration, clout and change — a new state CIO agenda. Here are the highlights of what the CIOs have to say.

State Information Technology Uncategorized September 2011
The Heart of the Matter: A Core Services Taxonomy for State IT Security Programs

To ensure that IT security remains robust in the current difficult budget environment, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has identified a taxonomy of core, critical IT security services to facilitate the analysis of requirements, sourcing options, and costs for delivering appropriate security. For each of the twelve services that were identified, the brief includes a description, a list of the key activities associated with the service, and a list of tools that commonly support service delivery.

IT Security Data Management September 2011
2011 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government

Released in conjunction with NASCIO's Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Awards, this booklet contains summaries of innovative state government programs in the following areas: Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships; Data, Information and Knowledge Management; Digital Government - G to B; Digital Government - G to C; Fast Track Solutions; Enterprise IT Management Initiatives; Improving State Operations; Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations; Open Government Initiatives; and Risk Management Initiatives.

IT in State Government Uncategorized September 2011