Shared Technical Architecture’s Role within the ECIO Organization  “ Arkansas Shared Technical Architecture”
Executive CIO responsibilities pertaining to Shared Technical Architecture   <ul><li>ECIO has the authority to define IT s...
What is a shared technical architecture? <ul><li>A shared technical architecture is policies, standards, and best practice...
Shared Technical Architecture Program has existed for 5 years <ul><li>A component of the Office of Information Technology ...
Current Examples  <ul><li>Information Architecture set standards for preservation, protection and disposition of electroni...
Current Examples (continued) <ul><li>Network Architecture group has reviewed the trouble areas on the state network and dr...
Current Examples (continued) <ul><li>Data Architecture group is finalizing standardizing data throughout state government....
Current Examples (continued) <ul><li>Desktop Operating System & Application Suite Architecture has recently delivered the ...
Current Examples (continued) <ul><li>Security Architecture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-  Created the State Agency Security Pol...
Current Examples (continued) <ul><li>Application Architecture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporating existing application de...
Process for Agency Contribution to Technical Policy and Standards <ul><li>A policy has been recently drafted that defines ...
Issues of Compliance with Enterprise Architecture <ul><li>Agency IT projects will be evaluated on the basis of the ROI of ...
Issues of Compliance with Enterprise Architecture <ul><li>In the event a state agency proposes an information technology p...
Arkansas’ Approach to the  Portfolio Management Model <ul><li>Based on the Washington State portfolio management model  </...
Act 1042 Web Page   http:// www.cio.state.ar.us/Legislation/Legis_status.htm
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ECIO Office Overview

  1. 1. Shared Technical Architecture’s Role within the ECIO Organization “ Arkansas Shared Technical Architecture”
  2. 2. Executive CIO responsibilities pertaining to Shared Technical Architecture <ul><li>ECIO has the authority to define IT standards, policies and procedures to manage the information resources within the state. </li></ul><ul><li>This is accomplished through the Arkansas Shared Technical Architecture. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Technical Architecture Team directs the formulation and publication of policies, standards, specifications, and guidelines for IT in the state. Act 1042-Section 4-a(2)(A) & a(2)(B) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is a shared technical architecture? <ul><li>A shared technical architecture is policies, standards, and best practices that have been agreed on, publicized and periodically reviewed by domain working groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Domain working groups represent a cross-section of state, legislative and judicial agencies, institutions of higher education, as well as the Information Network of Arkansas. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Shared Technical Architecture Program has existed for 5 years <ul><li>A component of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) which was charged with creating standards to facilitate electronic access to government information and enable interoperability. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Current Examples <ul><li>Information Architecture set standards for preservation, protection and disposition of electronic records for state agencies; </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility Architecture set standards for hardware, application development and web design to comply with state accessibility laws. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Current Examples (continued) <ul><li>Network Architecture group has reviewed the trouble areas on the state network and drafted network requirements for agencies which would aid in reducing these trouble areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Video Network Architecture is providing a framework for how agencies will deploy video conferencing technology that is compatible with Arkansas video network system. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Current Examples (continued) <ul><li>Data Architecture group is finalizing standardizing data throughout state government. Benefits of data standardization include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information sharing across agency boundaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise system interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces redundant data </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Current Examples (continued) <ul><li>Desktop Operating System & Application Suite Architecture has recently delivered the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software License Management Guidelines (supporting the Governor’s Software Piracy Proclamation); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations for Upgrading Desktop Operating System and Application Software; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Considerations for Implementing Alternative Desktop OS and Application Suites; </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Current Examples (continued) <ul><li>Security Architecture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Created the State Agency Security Policy Guidelines which contain minimum requirements concerning IT security measures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actively creating security policies through the larger security working group as well as in the three smaller working groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public Key Infrastructure working group </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business Continuity working group </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disaster Recovery working group </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Current Examples (continued) <ul><li>Application Architecture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporating existing application development standards created in the security and accessibility working groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying application development best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Management Architecture </li></ul>
  11. 11. Process for Agency Contribution to Technical Policy and Standards <ul><li>A policy has been recently drafted that defines the process to facilitate state agency participation in the development of IT policies, standards and best practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Present the plan (policy) to the Governor and to the General Assembly. Act 1042-Section 4-a(3); </li></ul><ul><li>The IT architecture domain working groups represent a cross-section of state agencies </li></ul>
  12. 12. Issues of Compliance with Enterprise Architecture <ul><li>Agency IT projects will be evaluated on the basis of the ROI of the project, the value-added services, and the compatibility with state Shared Technical Architecture. Act 1042-Section 5-e(2) & e(3) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Issues of Compliance with Enterprise Architecture <ul><li>In the event a state agency proposes an information technology project which does not comply with the state shared technical architecture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit concerns related to noncompliance to the ECIO, who shall seek review and advice of the CIO Council [Act 1722-Section 17-f(1) & f(2) – amending Act 1042-Section 4-f(1) and f(2)] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A policy related to compliance with State’s Shared Architecture is currently in being developed. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Arkansas’ Approach to the Portfolio Management Model <ul><li>Based on the Washington State portfolio management model </li></ul><ul><li>Links IT investments to business plans </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates IT investment risk analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Provides for agency and statewide technology reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes technology integration and interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Compiles information about each agency’s IT investment portfolio from biennial plans </li></ul>
  15. 15. Act 1042 Web Page http:// www.cio.state.ar.us/Legislation/Legis_status.htm

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