For Immediate Release: September 10, 2015
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, (804) 225-4260, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov

Governor McAuliffe Announces Technology Award Winners

~Improvements in service delivery, efficiency by state and local governments, universities cite~

 

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. 9. 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.  

“I want to congratulate the winners of these awards,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Building a new Virginia economy requires the ability to innovate and find ways to increase efficiency in government. The future is bright for the Commonwealth as these talented groups continue to use technology to make government more efficient, less expensive and more responsive to taxpayers.” 

Winners were determined by a panel of government information technology (IT) experts. For 18 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. Executive summaries of each winner’s entries are posted on the COVITS website, http://covits.virginia.gov/winners.html, to provide inspiration and best practice examples to peers and partners. 

The 2015 Virginia Governor’s Technology Awards winners, by category: 

CROSS-BOUNDARY COLLABORATION ON IT INITIATIVES 

  • Electronic Death Registration System
    Virginia Department of Health 

IT AS EFFICIENCY DRIVER – GOVERNMENT TO CITIZEN 

  • Real Estate Property Report App 
    Roanoke County  
  • Charlottesville Area Transit Mobile App
    City of Charlottesville 

IT AS EFFICIENCY DRIVER – GOVERNMENT TO BUSINESS 

  • The C.A.R.E. Application
    Virginia State Corporate Commission 
  • Transportation Network Company Registration
    Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 
  • GIS-centric Development Management System
    Prince William County 
  • E-GIFT
    Virginia Department of Health 

IT AS EFFICIENCY DRIVER – GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT 

  • Cloud Technology Partnership for Economic Development 
    Chesterfield County 

IT AS EFFICIENCY DRIVER – GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT 

  • BeneVets Automated Claims Application 
    Virginia Department of Veterans Services 

INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

  • Fire Department Tablet Project 
    City of Lynchburg 
  • CAD to CAD 
    York-Poquoson-Williamsburg Regional 9-1-1 Center
    James City 9-1-1 Center 

INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION 

  • The Geospatial Semester
    James Madison University 
  • Frictionless High Speed Research Network
    Virginia Commonwealth University 

INNOVATIVE USE OF BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS 

  • OneSource Data Warehouse 
    Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 
  • Public Safety Operational Data Storage (PODS)
    Chesterfield County 

INNOVATIVE USE OF OPEN DATA 

  • Open Data Portal
    City of Richmond 

BEST CITIZEN PORTAL 

  • Citizen Portal 
    City of Newport News 
  • Virginia Law Portal
    Division of Legislative Automated Systems

 

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