The Digital States Performance Institute (DSPI) is not a place, but a community of interest around modernizing and improving government. The newly expanded DSPI builds on the successes of the biennial Digital States Survey with a year-round program of ongoing original research, analysis and tools in the strategic planning process through regional events, Webinars, online communities or panels. All of it is intended to extend the value of the Digital States benchmarks through the documentation and sharing of best and emerging practices by states that are committed to meeting today's needs and tomorrow's expectations.

September 28, 2016

Is Your Future Being Held for Ransom by the Changing Nature of Cyber Security Threats?

Join us September 28th to learn more about how you can effectively meet the challenges of an ever-changing cybersecurity landscape.

Digital States Survey 2016 Results

Since the last biennial survey in 2014, grades improved in 17 states, declined in 10 and stayed even in 23. Michigan, Missouri and Utah maintained their A grade and Ohio and Virginia moved up to A designations.
May 25, 2016

Body Cameras: Tip of the Captured Video Iceberg

Please join us on May 25th to explore the complicated issues captured video creates for state and local government and examine the approaches being taken by jurisdictions to meet the challenges they face!
February 17, 2016

Digital States Survey Best Practice Guide 2016

The best practices included in this report are examples of tools, systems, implementations and policies that the CDG believes can serve as useful comparisons for states.
December 15, 2015

A Peek Into the Future of Technology – Learn What You Can Expect from 2016

Join us on December 15th for a sneak peek at critical trends for the year ahead so you can start preparing now!
September 17, 2015

The Return to Governance: Structure, People and Information

Join us Sept. 17th to learn about fundamental components of a successful project governance structure.
April 16, 2015

More Than a Promise of Things to Come: Leading States Are Using Big Data and Analytics to Get Smarter Today

State and local governments across the county are talking about the promise of big data and analytics but does the reality match the hype? Results of the 2014 Digital State Survey prove that in some states, it certainly does.

XaaS Procurement: Progress through Collaboration

Technology evolves quickly but government doesn’t. For example, Cloud based XaaS applications can bring great benefit to state and local government but new XaaS models don’t always align well with current public procurement processes, rules, and terms and conditions.

Digital States Survey 2014 Results

Since the last biennial survey in 2012, grades improved in 21 states, declined in 12 and stayed even in 17. Connecticut, Georgia, Missouri and Virginia moved up to A grades and Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah maintained their A marks from 2012.

Digital States Survey - Best Practice Guide

This Center for Digital Government “best practice guide” reflects the thorough evaluation and analysis of the 2012 Digital States Survey submissions. It is intended to inform and assist states as they submit their 2014 surveys and prepare for the 2014 election cycle by highlighting some of the best examples of how effective and efficient ICT is helping to improve public service.

Proving the Value of IT Investment

Even the best information technology (IT) projects find it difficult to quantify a return on investment that will satisfy financial, procurement, legislative and audit officials. All states struggled to demonstrate measurable results for IT investment in the 2012 Digital State Survey.

To Provide for the Common Defense

How States Are Working Together to Defend Against Cyber Terrorism & Crime. Explore best practices for cyber-security and highlights successful examples of multi-jurisdictional collaboration and cooperation in the fight against cyber-terrorism and crime.

Have Your Say: State and Local Government and the New National Broadband Plan

Hear from Eugene J. Huang, Director of Government Operations with the FCC's National Broadband Task Force, at a crucial moment in the process of gathering perspectives on how to get broadband strategy right.