In its 16th year, the Best of Texas Awards program recognizes public-sector professionals and local government organizations for their dedication and contributions through information technology to public service in Texas.
Tech-savvy Texas Agencies Recognized with 2017 Best of Texas Digital Government Awards
June 8, 2017 -- The Texas Veterans Commission, the Texas Office of the Attorney General and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County were among the agencies honored at the 2017 Best of Texas Awards presented by the Center for Digital Government at the annual Texas Digital Government Summit this week in Austin.
"Government leaders in Texas are leveraging technology to make government services more accessible and easier to use for the Texas residents that want and need them," said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “Making government services easier to access and use helps improve residents' lives and creates efficiencies and cost savings for the agencies involved.. Congratulations to this year's Best of Texas Award winners!"
Highlights from the 2017 Best of Texas winners include:
The Best of Texas Awards program recognizes public-sector professionals and local government organizations for their dedication and contributions to advancing information technology in Texas. Winners are selected based on a number of criteria, including collaboration among agencies, innovative use of technology, economic benefits and improving public services and business processes.
2017 Award Recipients:
Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management
Karen Lewis, ITS Project Manager
Texas Education Agency
Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations
Best Application Serving an Agency's Business Needs
Best Data Analytics/ Business Intelligence Project
Best Application Serving the Public
Best Mobile/Wireless Project
Most Innovative Use of Social Media/ Citizen Engagement
For the govtech.com story on the winners, please CLICK HERE.
During the reception, the 11 Outstanding IT Service and Support Awards (listed below) were also presented to those dedicated to Texas public service.
Outstanding IT Service and Support Award Recipients:
Recognizing the dedicated work of public servants who work day after day - as team members, team leads, IT project leads and managers - upholding the highest standards of public service:
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR DIGITAL GOVERNMENT
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government. The Center provides public- and private-sector leaders with decision support and actionable insight to help drive 21st-century government.
The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.
For more information, please contact:
Janet Grenslitt, Director of Surveys and Awards