Photo: NASCIO President and Michigan Chief Information Officer Teri Takai

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) today announced that it received official grant award notification from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in the amount of $200,000, to promote the need for a common framework, or architecture, and standards for information sharing at all levels of government. This continues the partnership that began in 1998 between NASCIO and BJA to advance Enterprise Architecture and information sharing in the states.

"We are thrilled that the U.S. Department of Justice has granted us this opportunity," said NASCIO President and Michigan Chief Information Officer Teri Takai. "This generous award gives NASCIO the needed resources to further expand collaboration and information sharing at all levels of government for the benefit of taxpayers everywhere."

The awarded grant proposal contains four objectives for the upcoming program year:

  • Expanding cross-boundary collaboration.
  • Advance the promise of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
  • Advance the understanding and participation by state governments in NIEM.
  • Maintain an expertise center in enterprise architecture providing management guidance and consultation in order to build capabilities at the state level.

NASCIO's Enterprise Architecture program begins its 9th year as an expertise center in enterprise architecture. Its publications have become references for academia, government and industry enterprise architecture programs world wide.