Innovative Texas Agencies Honored with 2016 Best of Texas Digital Government Awards
June 20, 2016 -- The Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the City of Austin are among the agencies honored at the 2016 Best of Texas Awards presented at the annual Texas Digital Government Summit in Austin by the Center for Digital Government.
"Texas technology leaders are making significant changes to improve services to citizens," said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “It is important to recognize the people behind the scenes and showcase the ways technology innovations can improve lives and create efficiencies. Congratulations to this year's Best of Texas Award winners!"
Highlights from the 2016 Best of Texas winners include:
The Best of Texas Awards program recognizes public-sector professionals and local government organizations for their dedication and contributions to advancing information technology in Texas. Winners are selected based on a number of criteria, including collaboration among agencies, innovative use of technology, economic benefits and improving public services and business processes.
2016 Award Recipients:
Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management
Jessica Southwick, Senior Project Manager
Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations
Best Application Serving an Agency's Business Needs
Best Data Analytics/ Business Intelligence Project
Best Application Serving the Public
Best Mobile/Wireless Project
Most Innovative Use of Social Media/ Citizen Engagement
For the govtech.com story on the winners, please visit http://www.govtech.com/computing/Best-of-Texas-2016-Awards.html
During the reception, the 12 Outstanding IT Service and Support Awards (listed below) are also presented to those dedicated to Texas public service.
Outstanding IT Service and Support Award Recipients:
Recognizing the dedicated work of public servants who work day after day - as team members, team leads, IT project leads and managers - upholding the highest standards of public service.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR DIGITAL GOVERNMENT
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government. The Center provides public- and private-sector leaders with decision support and actionable insight to help drive 21st-century government.
The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.
For more information, please contact:
Janet Grenslitt, Director of Surveys and Awards