NASCIO gets Justice grant to promote info sharing
Funding will continue efforts to develop enterprise architectures at the state level
- By Kevin McCaney
- Oct 06, 2010
The Justice Department has awarded a $400,000 grant to the National Association of State Chief Information Officers to advance information sharing efforts at the state level.
The grant, delivered through the National Justice Information Sharing Initiative, funds NASCIO’s Enterprise Architecture and Governance Program, which forms the baseline for information sharing efforts, NASCIO said in a release. The organization has been working with DOJ since 1998 on enterprise architecture and information sharing efforts. The funding represents an increase from last year’s grant of $250,000.
“This funding will ensure our NASCIO Enterprise Architecture and Governance Program continues to promote state government enterprise architecture and information sharing,” NASCIO President and West Virginia Chief Technology Officer, Kyle Schafer.
The grant proposal outlines three objectives for the upcoming program year:
- Advance information sharing through broader adoption of the National Information Exchange Model.
- Evaluate state government information sharing capabilities and look to further advance those capabilities.
- Maintain an expertise center for states in enterprise architecture, providing management guidance and consultation.
Kevin McCaney is a former editor of Defense Systems and GCN.