The National Association of State Chief Information Officers acknowledged the recipients of its 2009 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government and at a dinner and award presentation at the group's annual conference in Austin, Texas, yesterday.

The following is a list of award recipients by category:

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

State of Illinois - Illinois National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (I-NEDSS)

Cross Boundary Collaboration & Partnerships

State of Washington - Enhanced Driver License/Identification Card Project

Data, Information & Knowledge Management

Commonwealth of Virginia - Virginia Performs: Virginia's Performance Leadership and Accountability System

Digital Government: G to B

State of Utah - On the Spot Renewal System and Highway Patrol Safety Inspections

Digital Government: G to C

Commonwealth of Virginia - Virginia.gov Portal Widgets

Digital Government: G to G

State of Michigan - Michigan Standard Desktop Environment

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - IT Shared Services

ICT Innovations

State of North Carolina - Wearable Inspection Grading Information Network System

Information Security & Privacy

State of Michigan - Secure Wireless LAN

IT Project & Portfolio Management

Commonwealth of Virginia - Virginia Technology Portfolio 2.0

New President

NASCIO also announced the election of a new president. Utah CIO Stephen Fletcher succeeded Gopal Khanna, CIO of Minnesota, as president for the 2009-2010 program year.