Innovative State Technology Celebrated

NASCIO announced 30 finalists for its 2012 Recognition Awards that honor outstanding IT achievement in state government.

by / August 15, 2012
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Out of more than 120 nominees, 30 finalists in state government technology were selected for an innovation award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). In recognition of successful IT initiatives covering 10 categories, NASCIO will soon award its 2012 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government. One finalist from each category will be invited to NASCIO’s annual conference to be honored for their achievements, the association announced Aug. 15.

“The NASCIO 2012 State Recognition Award nominations demonstrate that states strive to support the public policy goals of state leaders, provide cost-effective service to citizens, and make available solutions that are transferable to other agencies or units of government,” said Jack Doane, director of Alabama's Information Services Division and co-chair for the NASCIO Awards Committee. "Congratulations to this year’s award finalists that provided a showcase of innovative projects.”

Here are the awards finalists for 2012:

Cross-Boundary Collaboration
California: Public Employer Readiness Team
North Dakota: Legislative Assembly – LEGEND
Oregon: Oregon State Police mobility and e-ticketing

Data Information and Knowledge Management
California: Surveillance of animal diseases through an emerging threats identification system
Michigan: Reinventing government through analytics yields $1 million in financial benefits each business day
Ohio: Business intelligence

Digital Government to Business

Hawaii: Business registration mobile Web app
North Carolina: Pilot and implementation of the criminal discovery component of the Discovery Automation System
Pennsylvania: e-permitting

Digital Government to Citizen
California: CalVet mobile app
Michigan: MI-Bridges Self Service Portal
Virginia: myDMV account

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
Minnesota: Moved from a distributed to a unified solution
Pennsylvania: Automated user provisioning
Wyoming: Moved the state to the cloud and is saving $1 million per year

Fast Track Solutions
California: Video Interact Project
Mississippi: Mobile website
Tennessee: Driver Service Center self-service iPad kiosks

Improving State Operations

Idaho: WIC Information System Program (WISPr)
Kentucky: Human Resource Information System (KHRIS)
North Carolina: Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data Services (CJLEADS)

Information Communication Technology Innovations
California: California Mobile Development Program
Georgia: I-85 Express Lane project
Pennsylvania: PA Food Safety

Open Government Initiatives
Kansas: One Government Electronic Democracy System
Oregon: Stimulus Transparency and Accountability Tracking System
West Virginia: Transparency website


Arkansas: Transforming preparedness through technology
Michigan: Integrating cyber and physical security: ending the divide using a comprehensive approach to risk
North Carolina: Information security and continuity management - information sharing portal