NASCIO names finalists for State IT Recognition Awards

The winners will be named later this year at NASCIO’s Annual Conference in Nashville, what will be the association’s 26th consecutive year honoring information technology achievements in the public sector.

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has named 33 state technology projects as finalists for its annual State IT Recognition Awards.

The winners will be named later this year at NASCIO’s Annual Conference in Nashville, what will be the association’s 26th consecutive year honoring information technology achievements in the public sector.

The finalists, chosen from more than 100 projects nominated by NASCIO’s member states, territories and the District of Columbia, will compete in 11 different categories.

“Being a part of the NASCIO awards process was a privilege and an honor,” said David Behen, chief information officer for the state of Michigan, in a statement. “As co-chair of the Awards Committee, I can assure everyone that the winners of these coveted IT awards will be both deserving and hard earned. The selection process is sound and strong.”


Added Claire Bailey, chief technology officer for the state of Arkansas: “As a longtime NASCIO member, I always look forward to the awards process each year. I continue to be amazed by the innovation and leadership that is showcased in the submissions. All submissions illustrate the dedication across the states to improve access and delivery of government services. Congratulations to the award recipients and thanks to all who took part in this process.”

Details about the finalists can be found here.

Here is a complete list of the finalists courtesy of NASCIO:

Cross Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships

State of Ohio: Ohio Integrated Eligibility System
State of Oregon: Oregon Interoperability Service Project
Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Tracking Towards a Greener Tomorrow


Data, Information and Knowledge Management

State of North Carolina: Electronic Rounds Tracking System
State of Connecticut: ConneCT – Modernization of Client Service Delivery
State of Tennessee: Tennessee Controlled Substance Monitoring Database
State of Texas: TXMAP, Flex Version 2.0

Digital Government to Business (G2B)

State of Washington: Automatic Infrared Roadside Screening (AIRS) System
State of Oklahoma: Construction Project and Portfolio Management Tool Implementation
State of Oregon: Oregon Employer Portal Project

Digital Government to Citizen (G2C)


Commonwealth of Kentucky: kynect: Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection
State of New Mexico: Unemployment Insurance (UI) Tax & Claims System
State of Washington: Washington Healthplanfinder Facilitates Health Insurance Exchange

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives

State of California: California Highway Patrol Statewide CAD Replacement Project
State of Georgia: Desire2Learn Implementation
State of Michigan: Enterprise Portfolio Management Transforms State IT

Fast Track Solutions

State of California: Corpsmember Recruiting System (CoRe)
State of Connecticut: Expedited Licensing for Healthcare Providers
State of Missouri: Health Home Performance Enhancement through Novel Reuse of Syndromic Surveillance Data


Improving State Operations

State of Oklahoma: Docket Search and Investigative Reporting Suite of Services
Commonwealth of Virginia: Outside VDOT
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Posted and Bonded Roads Mobile App
Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Preventing Health Care Fraud

Information Communications Technology Innovations

State of California: Consolidated Patrol Vehicle Environment
State of Ohio: MARCS in School
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Automated Text Messaging of Outbound Communication for Child Support

Open Government Initiatives


State of Oregon: Centralized Public Meeting Notices Project


Commonwealth of Virginia: Barring Open Doors to Threats
State of Oregon: Oregon-Montana Disaster Recovery Phase I
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Portal Storm: A Cyber/Business Continuity Exercise

Special CIO Recognition Award

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: IT Central
State of Michigan: MiPage
State of Texas: Texas Data Center Services Governance Model

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