In its 17th year, the Best of Texas Awards program recognizes public-sector professionals and government organizations for their dedication and contributions through information technology to public service in Texas.
2018 Best of Texas Awards Recognize Innovative Texas Public-Sector Agencies
May 31, 2018 -- The Texas State Guard J6, Texas A&M’s Division of IT and the City of El Paso were among the agencies honored at the 2018 Best of Texas Awards presented by the Center for Digital Government at the annual Texas Digital Government Summit this week in Austin.
"Governmental and educational leaders in Texas are leveraging technology to improve cybersecurity, enhance citizen service and advance emergency response, among many other things,” said Teri Takai, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “Congratulations to this year's Best of Texas Award winners for the vital role they are playing in advancing information technology in Texas."
Highlights from the 2018 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.
2018 Award Recipients:
Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management
Jeff Kersey, Sr. IT Tech Analyst
City of Fort Worth
Best Application Serving the Public
Best Application Serving an Agency's Business Needs
Best Business Analysis/Data Analytics Project
Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations
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:
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Janet Grenslitt, Director of Surveys and Awards