The top public-sector technologists and projects in New York were recognized for outstanding leadership and innovation at GTC East: The New York Digital Government Summit 2012 event in Albany.

Presented Wednesday, Sept. 5, the awards were selected by the Center for Digital Government, a research division of e.Republic, the parent company of Government Technology magazine.

The following is a complete list of the 2012 Best of New York award winners:

Leadership Awards

Demonstrated Leadership in Management of IT:

  • Jim Lieb, director, Architecture and Web Solutions, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management:

  • Todd Westhuis, Acting Director, Office of Traffic Safety and Mobility, New York State Department of Transportation

Project Excellence Awards

Special Award for Excellence in Business and Economic Development:

  • New York State Consolidated Funding Application. New York State Office of the Governor

Best Application Serving an Agency’s Business Needs:

  • The New York State Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS), New York State Governor's Office of Employee Relations

Best Application Serving the Public:

  • Suffolk County Unified Land Record Retrieval Kiosk, Suffolk County Clerk's Office
  • New York State Tax Department Online Services Framework and Portal (OLS), New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations:

  • New York State Employment Services System (NYSESS), NYSESS State-wide Steering Committee

Best In-House Developed Application:

  • DASH Wireless Street Construction Inspection System, New York City Department of Transportation

Most Innovative Use of Social Media:

  • 511NY Open Data and Social Media Communication, New York State Department of Transportation

Green IT Award:

  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure at NYS DTF, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

Best Mobile/Wireless Project:

  • Mobile TC3 with Status Notifications, Tompkins Cortland Community College

Excellence in IT Service and Support Awards

For a full list of winners in this category, visit the Center for Digital Government.