The Lexington, Ky.-based National Association of State Chief Information Officers' (NASCIO) has announced the 10 winners of its 2011 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government. The winners include state initiatives in digital government, data management, interagency collaboration and more, with Michigan winning in five of the 10 categories in the contest.
The selected projects demonstrate state chief information officers' efforts to support the public policy goals of state leaders, provide cost-effective service to citizens, and make available solutions that are transferable to other agencies or units of government, according to NASCIO.
Award recipients in the 2011 program by topic are:
• Cross Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships — California, for its Routing on Empirical Data (RED) project.
• Data, Information and Knowledge Management — Michigan, for its Department of Human Services decision support system.
• Digital Government: Government to Business — Michigan, for its USAHerds Cattle Tracking project.
• Digital Government: Government to Citizen — Virginia, for its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act energy rebate systems.
• Enterprise IT Management Initiatives — Michigan, for its Optimizing Government Technology Value project.
• Fast Track Solutions — Michigan, for its MiCloud automated hosting service.
• Improving State Operations — Pennsylvania, for its child support enforcement data exchanges.
• Information Communications Technology Innovations — Michigan, for its Michigan Building Intelligence System.
• Open Government Initiatives — Oregon, for its Data.Oregon.gov social interactive data portal.
• Risk Management Initiatives — West Virginia, for its Office of Technology Cyber Security.
The awards were presented during the State Dinner and Awards Presentation at the 2011 NASCIO Annual Conference on Oct. 3. An Awards Committee, comprised of judges from NASCIO's state and corporate members, selected the 2011 award finalists. Read the full submissions from more 100 nominations, including the winners.