Aug 10 2017

NASCIO Announces 2017 State IT Recognition Awards Finalists

The awards aim to recognize innovative use of IT to improve business outcomes and offer residents new opportunities.

Finalists for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ State IT Recognition Awards are in! From over 100 submissions, the organization has selected 32 finalists in 11 categories that represent outstanding state government IT achievements, NASCIO announced in a press release.

The nominations look to target state governments with innovative use of technology that addresses critical business issues and improve business processes, as well as more easily connect with residents and offers new opportunities in citizens’ lives.

"The awards hold a special place in the state IT community," James Collins, CIO for the state of Delaware and Awards Committee Chair, said in the release. "The NASCIO awards present an opportunity to recognize the many unsung IT people across the nation delivering innovative solutions for their states. The program also serves are an impressive repository of ideas for sharing and collaboration."

According to the release, finalists for the 2017 awards include:

Cross-Boundary Collaboration & Partnerships:

State of California: Virtual Integrated Mobile Office Project (VIMO)

State of Texas: Texas Veterans Portal

State of Utah: Innovating Cloud Solutions with Cooperative Purchasing


State of Colorado: Fighting Vulnerabilities with 2-Step Verification

State of Indiana: Indiana Information Sharing & Analysis Center

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Risk-Based Multi-Factor Authentication

Commonwealth of Virginia: VITA Web Application Vulnerability Scanning Program

Digital Government: Government to Business:

State of Minnesota: Tempo Go Live: Modernizing Collaboration and Data Sharing

State of Mississippi: Mississippi Secretary of State Business One Stop Shop (BOSS)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: eInspection: Application Oil and Gas Surface Activities Inspection Report

Digital Government: Government to Citizens:

State of Georgia: Georgia Division of Child Support Services Mobile App

State of Idaho: Idaho Retirement Information System (IRIS)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: myCOMPASS Mobile App

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity:

State of Michigan: Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps

Emerging & Innovative Technologies:

State of Colorado: Colorado DRIVES

State of Minnesota: Transforming Enterprise Services to the Cloud

State of Utah: Utah Driver License Appointment and Public Meeting Notice Reminders

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives:

State of Michigan: MiLogin

State of Rhode Island: Statewide ePermitting Initiative

State of Wisconsin: STAR Project: The Blueprint for Efficient State Government

Improving State Operations:

State of Georgia: Fraud Management Solution

State of Michigan: Michigan Forest Inventory System

State of Utah: Utah's Watershed Restoration Initiative

Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations:

State of Georgia: Department of Transportation Emergency Operations Center

State of Minnesota: Minnesota Geospatial Commons

State of West Virginia: DMVNow Kiosk Program: Introducing 24/7 Government ATM

Open Government & Data Information and Knowledge Management:

State of Michigan: Michigan State Police Department Unifies Data, Improves Visibility into Criminal Activity

State of Oregon: MAGI Medicaid System Transfer Project

State of Utah: Discover: Utah's Base Map and Imagery Services

State CIO Office Special Recognition:

State of Colorado: Strategy of Success: Playbook and 5-Year IT Plans

State of Louisiana: IT Consolidation and Enterprise Architecture

State of Maine: TechNight