For Immediate Release: September 8, 2016
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov

Governor McAuliffe Announces Technology Award Winners

~Honored projects noted for innovation, efficient service~

 

RICHMOND –Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the winners of the annual Governor’s Technology Awards at a special ceremony at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond. Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson and Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth Nelson Moe presented 17 awards in nine categories on the Governor’s behalf at a reception on Wednesday evening. 

“I am very impressed with the breadth and depth of these winning projects, and I congratulate the staff members who developed and implemented them,” said Governor McAuliffe. “These awards confirm that our agencies and localities are using technology to solve business problems in innovative new ways. From broadband and workforce development to data analytics for business intelligence and electronic health records, these projects align with our common efforts and goals. Virginia and our citizens are the direct beneficiaries of the projects we honor today.”

For 19 years, the Governor’s Technology Awards program has recognized public sector information technology (IT) projects that have improved government service delivery and efficiency. Winners are determined by a panel of government IT experts.

Multiple awards were presented in several categories because of the extremely close scores between projects. Executive summaries of each winner’s entries are posted on the COVITS website, http://covits.virginia.gov/winners.html, to provide inspiration and best practice examples to peers and partners.

The 2016 Virginia Governor’s Technology Awards winners, by category:

CROSS-BOUNDARY COLLABORATION ON IT INITIATIVES

Connected Fiber Platform
City of Roanoke and Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority

IT AS EFFICIENCY DRIVER – GOVERNMENT TO CITIZEN

Online Absentee Ballot Applications
Virginia Department of Elections

Northern Virginia Paving Map
Virginia Department of Transportation

OneMind Electronic Health Record System
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Mountain Valley Pipeline Viewer
Roanoke County

IT AS EFFICIENCY DRIVER – GOVERNMENT TO BUSINESS

Code Development Process for Virginia
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

IT AS EFFICIENCY DRIVER – GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT

Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements 
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Auditor Training Portal 
Virginia Office of the State Inspector General

DINGO (Dog INformation Governance & Operations)
Virginia Department of Corrections

INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Government NewsCenter
Fairfax County

Park Ranger Mobile Daily Activities Report 
Prince William County

INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION

Workforce Enterprise System
Virginia Community College System

INNOVATIVE USE OF BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS

Business Intelligence Project
Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Comprehensive Environmental Data System
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

INNOVATIVE USE OF OPEN DATA

Geospace Open Data Portal
Chesterfield County

BEST CITIZEN PORTAL

County Website
Goochland County

Virginia State Budget Portal
Division of Legislative Automated Systems

 

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