NASCIO Takes an Assessment of State IT Funding Initiatives

"This will serve as a useful tool for state CIOs as they face the demand of growing business needs with fewer financial resources to provide them."

by / September 17, 2008

NASCIO today announced the release of its newest publication, "Innovative Funding for State IT: Models, Trends & Perspectives." The report's findings are based on a national survey of state CIOs that examines states' use of innovative or alternative funding models for information technology projects.

"With the current fiscal crisis impacting most states, CIOs are faced with the ever-increasing challenge of identifying funding streams to implement and update statewide enterprise systems that deliver essential services to its citizens on a daily basis," said Richard Thompson, CIO of Maine and Working Group co-chair. "NASCIO is pleased to offer this report as a resource to assist CIOs as they seek to identify new funding streams for their states' IT enterprises."

Rico Singleton, deputy CIO of New York and working group co-chair, added that "states are utilizing new and innovative ways of stretching their state IT dollars to continue to provide their constituents with valuable services in an environment where state agencies increasingly have to compete for scarce revenue dollars. It is our hope that this report will serve as a useful tool for state CIOs as they face the demand of growing business needs with fewer financial resources to provide them."