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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.

October 28, 2020

Digital States Survey 2020 Results Announced

Since the last biennial survey in 2018, grades improved in 10 states. Arizona, North Carolina and Texas moved up to an A- designation and Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Utah maintained their A grade.
June 12, 2020

Navigating the Next Normal

A resource guide for state and local IT leaders during the COVID-19 recovery and beyond.
October 2, 2018

Digital States Survey 2018 Results Announced

Since the last biennial survey in 2016, grades improved in 17 states, declined in 6 and stayed the same in 27. Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Utah maintained their A grade and Georgia moved up to A designation.

Innovation in Public Safety - How FirstNet Creates an Ecosystem for the Future

FirstNet has been a topic in state, local and federal public safety and emergency management organizations for the past five years. Now, as states make their decision to participate, the discussion is focused on the need for interoperable communications brought in sharper focus with the events in Texas.

Understanding Blockchain: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How?

Three years ago, the Center for Digital Government asked CIO's about their interest in blockchain and they told us they couldn't be bothered because they had "real work" to do. What a difference 36 months has made. Now blockchain is working its way onto conference agendas and into strategic plans. How much do you know about it? How much should you know? Has it become part of your "real work" yet?

Is Someone You Know Suffering from Multiple Identity Disorder?

3/29 webinar: Discover how ME, CO, DE, and UT are meeting the challenge of identity and access management!

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

While technology service options for government continue to evolve, procurement processes and policies have remained firmly rooted in practices that are no longer effective. 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.

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

Watch this webinar to learn more about how you can effectively meet the challenges of an ever-changing cybersecurity landscape.
September 19, 2016

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.

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!

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.

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!

The Return to Governance: Structure, People and Information

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

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.
September 17, 2014

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.
September 2, 2014

Digital States Survey 2014

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.
April 30, 2014

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.
March 27, 2013

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.
May 2, 2012

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.
September 22, 2009

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.
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