Resources

NASCA is committed to providing a forum for state chief administrators and those who partner with them to easily share information regarding the diverse issues they work to solve every day. The purpose of this content library is to facilitate the communication of the reports, white papers, surveys, and other information that impact the state chief administrator community. Users simply need to click on the respective links to download individual reports. Be sure to check back often as new content is made available.
 
2013 INSTITUTE MATERIALS
Developed by Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania
Mario Moussa, Ph.D., MBA, President, Moussa Consulting, Co-Director, Wharton Strategic Persuasion Workshop and Senior Consultant, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania
Mario Moussa, Ph.D., MBA, President, Moussa Consulting, Co-Director, Wharton Strategic Persuasion Workshop and Senior Consultant, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania
John Austin, Ph. D.
Jim Austin, The Wharton School, Decision Strateigies International
Mario Moussa, Ph.D., MBA, President, Moussa Consulting, Co-Director, Wharton Strategic Persuasion Workshop and Senior Consultant, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania
This calendar features partner events throughout 2013
 
2012 INSTITUTE MATERIALS
Developed by Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania
Developed by Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania
Mario Moussa, Ph.D., MBA, Senior Consultant, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania
Mario Moussa, Ph.D., MBA, Senior Consultant, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania
Jeff Thompson, Professor, Romney Institute of Public Management
David Thornburgh, Executive Director,Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania
Helio Fred Garcia
 
ENERGY
This white paper explores the benefits of making government buildings energy efficient.
 
PROCUREMENT
The National Association of State Procurement Officials, Inc. (NASPO) is a non-profit association dedicated to strengthening the procurement community through education, research, and communication.
The primary role of public procurement is to obtain quality goods and services to support effective and efficient government ensuring the prudent use of public funds.
For state governments, like any sophisticated buyer, market research is a key part of developing a "best value" strategy.
FLEET
Ten Steps Forward for the Missouri State Vehicle Fleet
 
NASCA INFORMATION
A compilation of state member accomplishments and initiatives collected in 2012-13.
Strategies for State Chief Administrators, NASCA's webinar presented on Feb. 25, 2011
Originally appearing in CSG's The Book of the States 2011, this article details varying roles and responsibilities of state chief administrators
These slides include information covered in NASCA's "Strategies for State Chief Administrators" webinar presented on Feb. 25, 2011
 
RECORDS MANAGEMENT
In this white paper, learn how Hyland Software's OnBase helped Rhode Island's Office of Child Support Services manage its electronic documents.
This white paper by Hyland Software discusses how OnBase manages relevant documents to leverage existing ERP systems.
Read how Hyland Software's OnBase allows GIS users to access supporting documents right from the map they are viewing.
 
HEALTHCARE
These slides include information covered in NASCA's "State Healthcare Tools" roundtable call on June 12, 2013.
This Winter 2010 Segal Study of State Employee Health Benefits summarizes the various health benefits state government offers to its employees, retirees, and their dependents with the ever-increasing cost pressure of these benefits on limited budgets
 
BUDGETING/FISCAL
The National Association of State Budget Officers presentation of the Fiscal Survey of the States. The report is published twice annually by NASBO and the National Governors Association (NGA) and presents aggregate and individual data on the states' general fund receipts, expenditures, and balances.
What Will GASB Changes Mean for Public Employers and Debt Issuers? An overview of pending pension accounting and financial reporting standards and expected companion OPEB accounting standards.
In this October 2010 report, the Pew Center on the States and the Public Policy Institute of California describe how residents of five of the nation's most fiscally challenged states view their state's budget problems and potential solutions.
This Fall 2010 report by the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers presents aggregate and individual data on the states' general fund receipts, expenditures, and balances.
 
STRATEGY AND INNOVATION
The National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA) continually works to provide valuable resources to state chief administrators (SCAs), the public officials in charge of departments that provide support services to other state agencies.
This Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania, whitepaper shares how innovation can be used in state government through contests, challenges and competitions. 
Accenture's 2010 white paper shows how state, regional, and local governments can achieve better results through cross-jurisdiction collaboration, a transformative operational model that creates new opportunities for efficiencies and improved services.
In this November 2010 white paper, Accenture discusses a plan for new administrations that emphasizes: (1) Quick wins with measurable results, and (2) Bigger, longer-term ideas that reposition government for greater efficiency and future high performance
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
This study reports findings and analysis of a comprehensive survey of State Chief Information Security Officers conducted by NASCIO in partnership with Deloitte the summer of 2012. Both a repeat and extension of a Deloitte-NASCIO survey originally conducted in 2010, it documents the relative strengths and weaknesses of the security programs that protect state governments’ vital systems and data. The study identifies areas of concern expressed by state CISOs, and provides a call to action for state CIOs and policy officials on the critical need to support and enhance cybersecurity programs.
Advancing the C4 Agenda (Consolidation, Collaboration, Clout, and Change) finds that CIOs continue to be confronted with myriad responsibilities and leadership challenges. Some of these focus on continuing to provide many high-quality IT services to state agencies and employees (such as email and networking) as well as to citizens (such as online registration and licensing). Others focus on procuring, implementing, and managing new IT services, such as Cloud platforms, mobile devices and applications, and social media. CIOs must maintain a balancing act, not allowing either the old or the new to dominate their attention.
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