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Friday, January 03, 2003
Security Memo
A very simple memo (one paragraph) from Mark Foreman and Karen Evans is garnering a lot of attention.  It advises agencies of the importance of securing enterprise architecture: application, information, and databases; things that should be very obvious to agencies already given the environment that we've been operating in.  It's been just over a year since Gov. Leavitt issued his executive order on information security.
4:53:59 PM    
Carbon County GIS

Carbon County (UT) is doing some good things with GIS and online maps.  You can look at gas wells, zoning areas, and more.  With some of the interactive maps, you automatically convert to aerial photography at higher resolution and can pull up address specific information.  Online querying is also available.  Not bad for a county with less than 20,000 people.

Live webcam of CEU campus in Price, Utah

12:47:55 PM    
Transition for a new CIO

Utah will be announcing a new CIO sometime in the near future.  That always produces a great challenge and a great opportunity.  NASCIO recently published a transition guide for new governors and CIOs.  Here are some quotes:

  • The challenge of being a state CIO is not for the faint-hearted.  Today's government environment is characterized by an infinite need for services constrained by a finite set of resources.
  • Politics surrounding IT can be fierce from numerous perspectives.
  • Understanding your state's budget and appropriations process is critical to your success.
  • Be prepared for outside challenges to contract awards and penetrating questions about IT contractor management.
  • The CIO must be intimately familiar with the statutes governing their domain. Failure to understand and have a staff that is knowledgeable about state law, agency authority and policy can result in serious missteps.

  • Sometimes affected state employees have long-term relationships with state legislators and their staffs, resulting in political oppositions.

There's a lot more, but I think it's apparent that whoever wrote the guide has some experience with state government.

8:56:49 AM    

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