For Immediate Release: September 3, 2014
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Contact: Brian Coy, 804-225-4260, Brian.Coy@Governor.Virginia.Gov

Governor McAuliffe Announces Technology Award Winners

~State and local governments, universities cited for service delivery, efficiency~

 

RICHMOND – The annual Governor’s Technology Awards were presented to honorees in nine categories at a special ceremony at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond on Sept. 3. On behalf of Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson presented the awards to a distinguished group of Virginia government entrants, including state and local government and universities. 
 
Winners were determined by a panel of government information technology (IT) experts. For 17 years, the Governor’s Technology Awards program has recognized public sector IT projects that have improved government service delivery and efficiency.
 
Multiple awards were presented in several categories because of the extremely close scores between projects. Contacts for and executive summaries of each winner and finalist’s entries are posted on the COVITS website, http://covits.virginia.gov/winners.cfm, to provide inspiration and best practice examples to peers and partners.
 
The 2014 Virginia Governor’s Technology Awards, winners and finalists, by category:

Cross-Boundary Collaboration On IT Initiatives

  • Winner: Identity and  Access Management Service
          Fairfax County
  • Winner: Birth  Certificates on Demand
          Virginia Departments of Health and Motor Vehicles 
  • Finalist: Leading  Flood Impact Prediction
          City of Poquoson, NASA Langley Research Center

IT as Efficiency Driver – Government to Citizen

  • Winner: UVA  Telehealth, Telemedicine
          University of Virginia Center for Telehealth, Office of  Telemedicine
  • Winner: Ready  Virginia Mobile Application
          Virginia Department of Emergency Management
  • Winner: QR Codes,  Mobile Apps, Paying Taxes
          Fairfax County Departments of Information Technology and Tax  Administration
  • Finalist: Manassas  Interactive Map Gallery
          City of Manassas
  • Finalist: Kaine eMail  Project
        The Library of Virginia

IT as Efficiency Driver – Government to Business

  • Winner: Outside VDOT
          Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
  • Winner: GIS One View
          Roanoke County Communication and IT Departments
  • Finalist: Economic  Development Tracking  Application
          City of Danville
  • Finalist: Going Green  in Frederick County
        Frederick County Commissioner of the Revenue

IT as Efficiency Driver – Government to Government

  • Winner: Technology  Training Anytime, Anywhere
          Albemarle County
  • Winner: Time,  Attendance and Leave System (TAL)
          Virginia Department of Human Resource Management
  • Finalist: LouisaICE –  Incident Command Environment
          Louisa County
  • Finalist: DMV Connect
          Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Innovative Use of Technology in Local Government

  • Winner: Enhanced  Situational Awareness  
          City of Charlottesville,  Albemarle County, University of Virginia, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Winner: Connect  Tannersville
          Tazewell County and Tazewell Wireless Services Authority
  • Winner: myStafford  Citizen Portal
          Stafford County Treasurer's Office
  • Finalist: HUBZone  Business Employment Platform
          City of Fredericksburg
  • Finalist: Stormwater  Collections Database &  Application
          Roanoke County Communications and Information Technology  Department & Roanoke County Department of Community Development
  • Finalist: CountyGIS
          Chesterfield County Information Systems Technology Department

Innovative Use of Technology in Education

  • Winner: Virginia  Education Wizard Mobile App
        Virginia Community College System
  • Finalist: A Low-Cost  Multi-Modal Simulator
          Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and  Simulation Center (VMASC), Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Finalist:  EduWidgets
        Virginia Department of Education, Office of Digital Innovation

Innovative Use of Technology – Big Data and Analytics

  • Winner: Community  Crime Map
          City of Danville
  • Winner: CSA Data  Integration and Analysis
          Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Office of  Comprehensive Services
  • Finalist: Virginia  Lottery DataLand
          Virginia Lottery
  • Finalist: VDH Health  District Profile
        Virginia Department of Health, Office of Information Management  and Health IT

Innovative Use of Technology – Open Data

  • Winner: Virginia  Environment Geographic Information  System
          Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Finalist: Citizen  Relationship Management
        Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles    

Best Citizen Portal 

  • Winner: dmvNOW.com, DMV's Mobile/Web Citizen  Portal
          Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 
  • Finalist: James City  County Web Presence – Redesigned
        James City County

 

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