Digital States Performance

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.

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.

Best Practice Guide for Cloud and As-A-Service Procurements

This guide, built upon the collaborative work of state and local government and industry executives, outlines and explains the changes needed for more flexible and agile procurement processes. Direction is included on issues like security, audits and breach notification; terms and conditions and templates for SaaS, PaaS and Iaas models; and lessons learned through previous cloud service procurements.

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.