Arkansas’ school broadband upgrade , Illinois’ blockchain initiative and a multi-state consortium for unemployment benefit applications are among the finalists named Wednesday as part of an annual program recognizing the best projects and programs in state government technology.
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers revealed a list of 31 finalists across 10 categories of state government technology functions as part of its State IT Recognition Awards. This year marks the 30th consecutive year that NASCIO has held the program, one that Arkansas CIO Yessica Jones called in a press statement “prestigious.”
“Peer review is what sets NASCIO awards apart from others in the field and this recognition from peers is especially meaningful to the award finalists,” Jones said.
The finalists, which include projects like the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology’s Security Operations Center and Michigan’s Investment Reporting Tool, were selected by NASCIO members who volunteered as judges.
Winners in each of the 10 categories are to be announced during an awards dinner at NASCIO’s annual conference in San Diego in October.
“These awards provide a national platform to honor states and project teams on a job well done and to demonstrate the integral and transformative nature IT can have on state government and the experiences of citizens,” New Hampshire CIO Denis Goulet said in a press release.
The 2018 State IT Recognition Awards finalists:
Business Process Innovations
State of California: CBIG — California Business Incentives Gateway
State of New Mexico: SHARE: From a Four-Letter Word to a Five-Letter Success
State of Oregon: Department of Revenue’s Core Systems Replacement Project
Cross-Boundary Collaboration & Partnerships
State of Georgia: Georgia Gateway
State of Maine (with Rhode Island and Mississippi): Launching an Unemployment Application in a Consortium Model
State of Michigan: Michigan’s Investment Reporting Tool
State of Illinois: Department of Innovation & Technology, Security Operation Center
State of Missouri: Vendor Security Risk Management and Benchmarking
State of South Dakota: Email Threat Assessment Evaluation
Data Management, Analytics & Visualization
State of Indiana: Facilitating Data-Driven Innovation — Indiana Management Performance Hub
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Treasury Transparency Project
State of Utah: Discover: Utah’s Base Map and Imagery Services
Digital Government: Government to Business
State of Arizona: Arizona myDEQ Environmental Compliance Portal
State of Illinois: Unemployment Insurance Tax Modernization
State of Indiana: INBiz: Taking Hoosier Businesses to the Next Level
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Electronic Permitting for Department of Environmental Protection
Digital Government: Government to Citizen
State of Arizona: Department of Child Safety “Mobile First” Strategy and Tablet Deployment
State of California: California Correctional Health Care Services, Electronic Health Record System (EHRS)
State of Michigan: Michigan Education and Career Pathfinder
Emerging & Innovative Technologies
State of Illinois: Illinois Blockchain Initiative
Commonwealth of Kentucky: Kentucky’s Integrated Eligibility and Enrollment System
State of Mississippi: My Mississippi, My Technology
Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
State of Florida: Primary State Data Center Consolidation
State of Nebraska: Operation Enterprise IT: A Hybrid Consolidation
State of South Carolina: Program Management Office and Governance Structure
Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations
State of Arkansas: Arkansas Public School Computer Network Broadband Upgrade
State of Delaware: Text 911 Speechless Crisis Communication Option Increases Accessibility
State of Michigan: Mi Bridges: Helping Michigan Citizens Every Step of the Way
State CIO Office Special Recognition
State of California: California Cybersecurity 4-Core Partnership
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Center of Excellence for Electronic Grants
State of Washington: “REBOOT” — Where is the Value in Starting Over?