Best of New York Honors Top Achievers in IT

The Annual GTC East Conference in Albany, New York recognizes the year's best public-sector IT leaders and projects.

by / September 20, 2013

Excellence in public-sector IT within the state of New York was recognized today at the annual GTC East Conference. Held in Albany,  this year marks the 25th anniversary of the event.

Honorees were chosen by the Center for Digital Government, owned by e.Republic, which is also the parent company of Government Technology magazine.

Fran Reiter, executive director of state operations, is the third recipient of the Hugh L. Carey Award, given to a New York public servant who has improved citizens' quality of life through his or her leadership, dedication and guidance.
Ms. Reiter, a longtime public servant, was honored for her many accomplishments including: implementing a statewide IT Project Portfolio Management process which will give New York a more comprehensive view of its IT investments; authoring and overseeing the implementation of the Lower Manhattan Revitalization Plan; and founding the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, whose aim is to improve community problem-solving, collaboration, and inter-group relations in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The award is named in honor of the late Gov. Hugh L. Carey, for his dedicated public service.

Other awards were given out as follows:


Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management

Carol Hirsch, New York State Health Alert Network Coordinator,
NYS Office of Information Technology Services/ Health Research Inc.


Best Application Serving the Public

Electronic Voter Registration Application
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles - New York State Open Data Portal
NYS Office of Information Technology Services

Best Application Serving an Agency's Business Needs

Sales Tax Web File and Processing System
NYS Department of Taxation & Finance

Best In-House Developed Application

Integrated NY SAFE Act Reporting System
NYS Office for Information Technology Services/ NYS Office of Mental Health

Electronic Recording of Land Records
Westchester County Clerk

Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations

Cooperative Technology – Improving Service through Shared Infrastructure
Digital Towpath Cooperative

New York State Justice Center IT Implementation
NYS Office of Information Technology Services

Best Mobile/Wireless Project

NYC DOT Superstorm Sandy Responsive Web App – Interactive Map of Damages

A complete list of winners is available on the Center for Digital Government's website.