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.

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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
State Perspectives on Insurance Exchanges: Implementing Health Reform in an Uncertain Environment

The three major components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) — insurance reform, Medicaid expansions, and the establishment of health insurance exchanges — are primarily the states’ responsibilities to implement; together they impose a daunting workload. Because insurance exchanges must be wholly created in a very short time period, their implementation presents unique challenges.

Health Insurance Exchange Data Management September 2011
Sustainable Success: State CIOs and Health Information Exchange

While NASCIO has continued to track the role of the State CIO in Health Information Exchange (HIE), the recently released issue brief highlights the importance of a sustainable public HIE. Included in the brief are best practices for creating potential revenue streams, considerations for systems development, and innovative options that may reduce maintenance and lower costs. State CIOs and state policy officials need to consider the business drivers that will ensure that revenues exceed costs to plan, implement and operate an interoperable HIE. State CIOs recognize that there is no better opportunity than now for carrying out these goals, but continued ingenuity will be imperative in ensuring a state-run HIE is independently sustainable when public grants may no longer be available.

Health Information Exchange Data Management August 2011
State Health Insurance Exchanges and Children's Coverage: Issues for State Design Decisions

As states consider implementation options under the Affordable Care Act, they face a series of critical decisions that will affect the design of insurance exchanges. Many of those decisions have the potential to affect health insurance options for children and how they obtain and retain coverage.
Insurance policies for children will be sold through exchanges, either as part of family coverage or as an individual children’s plan. As states weigh various design options, the impact on children should be considered.

Health Insurance Exchange Impact on Children Data Management August 2011
FCC Chairman Genachowski Announces Five Step Action Plan to Improve the Deployment of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911)

At the 2011 APCO Conference in Philadelphia August 10, 2011 FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced his five step action plan to chart the transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 services. Working with the public safety community, carriers, manufacturers, and other service providers, the goal is to ensure that effective emergency response is a critical element of the broadband environment.

Next Generation 9-1-1 Communications August 2011
Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008

Presents the results of the Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, which is conducted every four years and covers approximately 18,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide. This report includes the number of state and local law enforcement agencies as of September 2008 and the number of sworn and civilian employees. Breakdowns are presented for general purpose agencies, including local police departments, sheriffs' offices, and primary state law enforcement agencies. The report also provides data for agencies that serve special jurisdictions "such as parks, college campuses, airports, or transit systems" or that have special enforcement responsibilities pertaining to laws in areas such as natural resources, alcohol, or gaming.

State & Local Law Enforcement Data Uncategorized July 2011
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Implications for State Procurement Officials

This whitepaper examines the role of health benefit exchanges, options for states
in creating them, and the implications for state procurement officials and activities.
Recommendations for states, such as the evaluation of alternative governance
models and procurement laws, leveraging procurement officials, value-added capabilities, and staff training needs, will help state procurement officials play an
important role in the creation and implementation of state health exchanges.

Health Benefit Exchanges Data Management June 2011
BJS Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008

In September 2008, state and local law enforcement agencies employed more than 1.1 million persons on a full-time basis, including about 765,000 sworn personnel (defined as those with general arrest powers). Agencies also employed approximately 100,000 part-time employees, including 44,000 sworn officers. These findings come from the 2008 Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA), the fifth such census to be conducted since the quadrennial series began in 1992.

Law Enforcement Agencies Census Data Uncategorized June 2011