New York State's Enhanced Drivers License is a finalist in the Data, Information and Knowledge Management category.

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) selected 30 state IT initiatives in 10 categories as finalists for the 2009 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government. Finalists were selected from 117 submissions by 31 states and submissions are on the NASCIO Web site.

Winners will be announced at NASCIO's Annual Conference on October 26 in Austin, Texas. The following is a list of award finalists organized by category:

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

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

State of Tennessee - Enterprise Storage, Backup/Recovery, and Tape Virtualization

State of Utah - Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Across Government Boundaries

Cross Boundary Collaboration & Partnerships

State of Michigan - Government, Business and Academia collaboration to increase supply of graduating technology professionals, and promote economic growth

Commonwealth of Virginia - University IT Internship Partnership

State of Washington -  Enhanced Driver License/Identification Card Project

Data, Information and Knowledge Management

State of New York - NYS Enhanced Drivers License - A Smart Way to Travel

State of Texas - Revenue and Sales Reporting (RASR) Business Intelligence Platform

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

Digital Government: G to B

State of Michigan -  Certificate of Need (CON) e-Serv

State of Nebraska - Court Document E-filing

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

Digital Government: G to C

State of Minnesota - Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Technology Initiative Project

State of North Carolina - Integrated Voice Recognition System for Unemployment Insurance Initial and Continued Claims

Commonwealth of Virginia - Virginia.gov Portal Widgets

Digital Government: G to G

State of California - DCSS -