Virginia honored achievements in public-sector IT on Sept. 7 at the annual Governor's Technology Awards. As part of the Commonweath of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS), Lieutenant Gov. Bill Bolling presented awards to winners in 10 categories based on the decisions “by a distinguished panel of government information technology experts,” a press release stated.

The annual competition, now in its 16th year, received a record number of entries for consideration from local, state and federal government.

Editor's Note: COVITS is hosted by e.Republic, the parent company of Government Technology magazine.

The winners, by category:

Cross-boundary Collaboration on IT Initiatives:

  • Virginia Electronic Health and Human Resources (eHHR) program:
  1. Secretary of Health and Human Resources
  2. Department of Social Services
  3. Department of Medical Assistance Services
  4. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
  5. Department of General Services
  6. Department of Health
  7. Outreach to Virginia’s Military: DMV

IT as Efficiency Driver—Government to Citizen

  • Your Local Library Now Goes Where You Go: Library of Virginia
  1. 511 Virginia Traffic Information System: VDOT

IT as Efficiency Driver—Government to Business

  • eVA Mobile 4 Business: Department of General Services

IT as Efficiency Driver—Government to Government

  • Automated Computer Management System: City of Virginia Beach
  1. Court and County Collaborative Partnership Model: Fairfax County

Innovative Use of Technology in Economic Development

  • Virtual Marketing Partnership: Tazewell County

Innovative Use of Technology in Local Government

  • Budget for Outcomes: City of Roanoke
  1. Customized Mobile Field Data Management System: Prince William County
  2. STORM: City of Norfolk
  3. Mug Shot Line Up App: Chesterfield County

Innovative Use of Technology in Education

  • Scratch and LEGO WeDo for High School: Atlee High School

Innovative Commercialization of Technology Research

  • Tech Transfer to Tech Start-up: GMU and Invincea

Innovative Application of Modeling and Simulation Techniques

  • Low Overhead Training System: Joint and Coalition Warfighting Environmental Development

Cross Boundary Collaboration on Modeling and Simulation Initiatives

  • Advancing Patient Safety via Medical Simulation Training For Physicians: Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center, Old Dominion University, and Englewood Hospital

Special recognition

  • Modeling and Simulation FlexBook: NASA Langley Education Office