Massachusetts' health insurance website, Utah's government cloud and Colorado's transparency work were among 33 state government IT projects and initiatives named finalists for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers' (NASCIO) 2010 IT achievement awards.

One project in each of 10 categories will be honored at NASCIO's annual conference in Miami the last week of September. About 130 nominations came from the states, U.S. territories and Washington, D.C. The finalists were chosen by a selection committee of NASCIO members.

Details on all the finalists are available at NASCIO.

Awards finalists in the 2010 program are:

Cross-Boundary Collaborations and Partnerships

  • Arkansas - Universal Financial Aid Management System
  • Michigan - Public Safety Communications System
  • New York - The Psychiatric Services and Clinical Knowledge Enhancement System (PSYCKES)

Data, Information and Knowledge Management

  • Michigan - K-20 Improvement Project
  • New York State - Smart 2010
  • Pennsylvania - PA Child Support Portal

Digital Government: Government to Business

  • California - Leafy Green Inspection Tracking System
  • Colorado - Oil and Gas Permitting eForm
  • Nevada - Department of Motor Vehicles' Vehicle Information Database
  • West Virginia - Division of Motor Vehicles Electronic Skills Testing Commercial Driver's Licensing Testing

Digital Government: Government to Citizen

  • California - C-IV: Providing Californians Accurate and Efficient Access to Health and Social Service Benefits
  • Massachusetts - Health Connector - MAHealthconnector.org
  • Michigan - Helping Hand Portal

Digital Government: Government to Government

  • California - Water Information System (WINS): Improving the Efficiency and Transparency of Water Billing
  • North Carolina - Window of Information on Student Education: Wave Three
  • Virginia - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Enterprise IT Management

  • Michigan - Business One-Stop
  • Tennessee - The Virtual State of Tennessee
  • Utah - Creating Utah's Cloud Infrastructure

Improving State Operations

  • Florida - MyFloridaMarketPlace
  • Illinois - Data Center Server Consolidation and Virtualization Project
  • Michigan - Michigan Bridges

Information Communications Technology Innovations

  • Colorado - Ahead of Its Time: The Colorado Statewide Digital Trunked Radio System
  • New York State - 511NY
  • Pennsylvania - StarNET
  • Virginia - Virginia Interoperability Picture for Emergency Response (VIPER)

Open Government

  • Colorado - Online Transparency Initiatives
  • Kentucky - Open Door Website
  • Minnesota - "What's in My Neighborhood?" Website Redesign Project
  • North Carolina - State Board of Elections Voter Portal

Risk Management

  • Michigan - The Government Cloud Protection Program: Disaster Recovery Services Transformed for the Perfect Storm
  • North Carolina - Protecting, Securing and Making NC Voter Data Available
  • West Virginia - Cyber Security Program