What workforce problem? Nebraska staffs enterprise services team with recent graduates

In pursuit of meeting a legislative mandate, the State of Nebraska's technology office has stumbled onto one of its most influential changes in years.

Required by law to build a single, searchable website to manage all of the state's receipts, spending and contracts, the Office…
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How the State of Nebraska Developed a Single Contract Management Website

They say hindsight is 20/20 and that couldn’t be more accurate when referring to new and old business processes. Sometimes you look back on how you used to do things and think, “how did we...
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WHAT’S AHEAD FOR GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY IN 2018?

Blockchain and chatbots and AI. Oh my! Those buzzwords and more were the centerpiece of a discussion around the future of government technology during the Tech Trends to Watch in 2018...
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Leading to Simple

Complexity is killing the ability of many companies to innovate and adapt. So, simplicity can be a competitive advantage. Imagine what it’d be like where everyone only engages in essential and meaningful work. How can leaders rebuild their organizations with Simplicity in its DNA? …
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“Agile Talent & Cultural Transformation”: CIO, State of Nebraska Case Study (pdf)

The State of Nebraska saw an increased focus on shared services and the need to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of its technology and innovation efforts…
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Agile development helps state government avoid waste, improve project quality, NASCIO report says

Agile is spreading in state government, but it needs champions. After teasing its initial findings earlier this year, the National Association…
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Do Headline-Grabbing Breaches Change State Cybersecurity Strategy?

CIOs on the first full day of the NASCIO annual meeting had a lot to say about the fallout from recent cybersecurity events, like the Equifax breach that exposed the data of more than 143 million U.S. consumers. Many agreed…
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7 Steps to Agile Development

At its annual conference on Oct. 2, NASCIO, in conjunction with Accenture, released Agile IT Delivery: Imperatives for Government Success. The report is fueled by detailed surveys and interviews...
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Engagement increases as agile continues its rise in government

Using agile development to build systems and programs across state government has yet to be a fully mandated practice, but states are increasingly…
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Top 25 Coolest GIS Visualizations

Through collaboration between the Nebraska Department of Education and the Office of the Chief Information Officer's GIO team…
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NASCIO Midyear 2017: Nebraska CIO Ed Toner

While state Chief Information Officer Ed Toner continues leading an ‘impossible’ IT consolidation, the technology leader is also focusing on business fundamentals that typically don't get as much press.
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The Consolidation End Game? (pdf)

According to Center for Digital Government research, 25 states run IT centrally — the preferred method by a comfortable margin…
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Consolidated IT Operation: The Desired End Game for CIOs?

According to Center for Digital Government research, 25 states run IT centrally — the preferred method by a comfortable margin. Other surveys back up the preference that a consolidated IT operation is the desired end game...
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How Nebraska is Driving Change in IT Consolidation

Many public sector Chief Information Officers (CIOs) intuitively know they could be getting significantly more from their IT environments in terms of cost-savings and efficiency. At the state and local level …
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How Agile Is Ushering Millennials into IT in Nebraska (pg. 6)

At the NASCIO Midyear conference in Arlington, Va., on Monday, April 24, agile development was on the agenda in a big way. Identified as a top 10 priority for 2017 for the organization, the incremental delivery strategy is bringing a pretty significant side benefit to the workforce in the state of Nebraska…
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An Essay About Digital Inclusion and Equity of Access (pg 20) (pdf)

K–12 education and postsecondary education resources are becoming increasingly digital and more and more web-based. Learning management systems, student information systems, and content management systems all require students, parents, teachers, and administrators to have constant…
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StateScoop's Top Women in Technology 2017

In Nebraska, Jayne Scofield has oversight over several telecommunications and network pieces of the state's information technology infrastructure. From public safety and cabling services, to voice, wireless, mid-range and the state's open systems and networks teams, Scofield also works…
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Equipping the ‘Silicon Prairie’

Long known for football, corn and mouth-watering steaks, Nebraska’s growing technology sector is quickly turning the state into the country’s next Silicon Valley. “One of the misconceptions is that Omaha and Lincoln aren’t.
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How Nebraska's CIO is Pulling Off an 'Impossible' Consolidation

Amid his first tour of government service, Ed Toner is approaching the finish line on a statewide hybrid IT consolidation project he was told he would never complete.
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Digital Media is Changing the Face of Libraries

It’s a fair bet that librarians a century ago couldn’t imagine their field’s technological journey from Carnegie to Do Space.
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What to Expect: 2017 IT Trends in Government and the Public Sector

Government IT represents a significant percentage of tech spending. Here's some idea where you can expect your tax dollars to be spent in 2017.
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