The National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ (NASCIO) 2010 IT achievement awards finalists selected.
According to Government Technology, “One project in each of 10 categories will be honored at NASCIO’s annual conference in Miami the last week of September. About 130 nominations came from the states, U.S. territories and Washington, D.C. The finalists were chosen by a selection committee of NASCIO members.”
Congratulations to these finalists as listed on NASCIO website.
Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships
This category addresses identifying, planning, coordinating, sharing, integrating or joining up formerly non-integrated IT-related organizational goals and strategies. These could include governance and management, policies, business processes, data and information, systems and applications, services, technologies and infrastructure.
Arkansas Universal Financial Aid Management System
Michigan Public Safety Communications System
- New York
The Psychiatric Services & Clinical Knowledge Enhancement System (PSYCKES)
Data, Information and Knowledge Management
This category covers strategies, processes, applications, solutions, initiatives or programs that create, use, process, leverage archive or manage data, information, content, knowledge and intellectual value, property or capital. Outcomes and benefits may include the provision of information-related content and services, as well as support for development of policies, performance assessments, funding, decision-making and making government more transparent and/or inter-connected.
Digital Government: Government to Business (G to B)
This category addresses innovative applications that foster improved interaction between government and business, including better service at less cost to business for regulatory compliance, new business formation, and day-to-day government-to-business interactions.
Leafy Green Inspection Tracking System
Oil and Gas Permitting eForm
Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles’ Vehicle Information Database
- West Virginia
West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles Electronic Skills Testing Commercial Driver’s Licensing Testing
Digital Government: Government to Citizen (G to C)
This category covers governmental applications that provide innovative services or communication channels for citizens, provide for open government, increase government’s efficiency and/or stimulate citizen engagement and interaction.
C-IV: Providing Californians Accurate and Efficient Access to Health and Social Service Benefits
Massachusetts Health Connector – MAHealthconnector.org
Michigan Helping Hand Portal
Digital Government: Government to Government (G to G)
This category addresses digital government initiatives aimed at enhancing intergovernmental collaboration, planning, performance, transparency, fiscal accountability, cross-jurisdictional services and intergovernmental transaction processing.
Water Information System (WINS): Improving the Efficiency and Transparency of Water Billing
- North Carolina
North Carolina Window of Information on Student Education: Wave Three
Virginia Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
This category encompasses state efforts to plan, organize and execute enterprise-wide technology initiatives. The focus should be on solutions that employ policies, best practices and processes for enterprise change management, workforce development, governance, or transformation of service delivery.
Michigan Business One-Stop
The Virtual State of Tennessee
Creating Utah’s Cloud Infrastructure
NEW! Improving State Operations
This category covers technology initiatives and business process improvements implemented to make government operations more efficient and effective. Because States Run on IT as described in NASCIO’s 2009 document, nominations in this category should emphasize how IT has played a critical role in transforming government operations.
State of Illinois Data Center Server Consolidation and Virtualization Project
Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations
This category covers initiatives or services that leverage communication technologies to transform government or promote economic development, interoperability and improved quality of life. This may be accomplished by facilitating or providing communications capabilities that increase citizen access, enable state government to operate more efficiently and effectively or offer more innovative, responsive, and personalized services to citizens. Initiatives or services could be unique uses of current technology or the application of leading-edge technology.
Ahead of Its Time: The Colorado Statewide Digital Trunked Radio System
- New York
Virginia Interoperability Picture for Emergency Response (VIPER)
NEW! Open Government Initiatives
This category addresses efforts to make government more transparent and accountable and to stimulate civic engagement. Submissions can include any type of electronic interface and may demonstrate unilateral initiatives as well as two-way communication capabilities.
Colorado Online Transparency Initiatives
Kentucky Open Door Website
“What’s in My Neighborhood?” Website Redesign Project
- North Carolina
North Carolina State Board of Elections Voter Portal
NEW! Risk Management Initiatives
This category incorporates IT security and privacy as strategic state initiatives, as well as disaster recovery planning (DRP) and continuity of government (COG) operations. It encompasses initiatives that help states prepare for major incidents such as natural or man-made disasters, cyber attacks, pandemics or major infrastructure failures. Testing and mock exercise results can be included as both part of execution (adapting plan) and outcomes.