Top Digital States Winners Honored at NASCIO 2012 Annual Meeting
Two 'A' grade states and those with best practices receive awards during special event held Oct. 21 in San Diego.
The two states that received 'A' grades -- Michigan and Utah -- and the states honored for tech leadership in the 2012 Digital States Survey were presented with their awards at a special event held during the NASCIO 2012 Annual Conference in San Diego on Oct. 21-24.
The Digital States Awards event was held in San Diego's true, original speakeasy, located at the U.S. Grant Hotel, which converted what was originally the Bivouac Grille into a popular speakeasy during Prohibition.
Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government, and Kristy Fifelski, new media director at e.Republic Inc., CDG and Government Technology parent company, present the winners with their awards.
Iowa won a best practices award for adaptive leadership; CIO Robert von Wolffradt accepted the award.
Utah received a best practices award for enterprise ICT. Accepting the award were (left to right) Chief Technical Architect Bob Wooley, CIO Mark VanOrden and CTO Dave Fletcher.
West Virginia received a best practices award for Finance and Administration. Accepting the award were (left to right) Office of Technology Acting Director Sue Ann Lipinski, CTO Gale Given and Chief Information Security Officer Jim Richards.
California CIO Carlos Ramos accepted the state's best practices award for Public Safety.
Accepting Louisiana's best practices award for Commerce, Labor and Taxation -- Economic, Business, Community and Workforce Development was Martha O'Hara, director of the state's Office of Information Services.
Michigan CIO David Behen accepts the state's best practices award for Citizen Engagement, as (left to right) Michigan Senior Policy Adviser Andris Ozols, Chief Security Officer Dan Lohrmann, DTMB Deputy Director of Customer Service Lynn Draschil, and CTO Rodney Davenport.
Michigan took home three Digital States Awards -- it received one of only two 'A' grades, and won best practices awards for both Citizen Engagement and Health and Human Services. Left to right are Michigan CIO David Behen, DTMB Deputy Director of Customer Service Lynn Draschil, Michigan Senior Policy Adviser Andris Ozols, e.Republic Executive Vice President Cathilea Robinett, CTO Rodney Davenport and Chief Security Officer Dan Lohrmann.
SAN DIEGO -- The states honored for their exemplary technology practices in the 2012 Digital States Survey gathered the evening of Sunday, Oct. 21, in San Diego to accept their awards.
Both Michigan and Utah received the only two 'A' grades; they demonstrated results across all survey categories, and nimble leaders use modernization to implement strategic priorities and operational efficiencies, according to the survey, which also says that these states show evidence of meaningful collaboration; their performance measures and metrics are widely adopted; and their budget cuts tend to be made strategically.
The states honored in eight best practices categories -- Adaptive Leadership; Enterprise ICT; Finance and Administration; Public Safety; Health and Human Services; Transportation; Commerce, Labor and Taxation -- Economic, Business, Community and Workforce Development; and Citizen Engagement -- also received their awards at this event, held in San Diego's true, original speakeasy at the U.S. Grant Hotel.
Photos by Jessica Mulholland