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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Governor McDonnell Announces 2013 Governors Technology Award Winners
Awards Presented in Ten Categories

RICHMOND - The annual Governor's Technology Awards were presented to honorees in 10 categories at a special ceremony today at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond. On behalf of Governor Bob McDonnell, Secretary of Technology Jim Duffey and CIO Sam Nixon presented the awards to a distinguished group of Virginia government entrants, including state and local government and universities.

Winners were determined by a distinguished panel of government information technology (IT) experts. For 16 years, the Governor's Technology Awards program has recognized public sector IT projects that have improved government service delivery and efficiency.

Due to extremely close scores between projects, multiple awards were presented in several categories. Executive summaries of each winner's and finalist's entries are posted on the COVITS website,, to provide inspiration and best practice examples to peers and partners.

The 2013 winners and finalists, by category:

Cross-boundary Collaboration on IT Initiatives

  • WINNER: The Virginia Longitudinal Data System; Virginia Department of Education, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, Virginia Community College System, Virginia Employment Commission
  • FINALIST: Electronic Certification of Birth Records; Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Department of Health
  • FINALIST: Enterprise Active Directory; Virginia Community College System, Virginia Western Community College

IT as Efficiency Driver-Government to Citizen

  • WINNER: Online Voter Registration; State Board of Elections
  • WINNER: Centralized Application and Management System; Department of Housing and Community Development
  • WINNER: CommonHelp; Department of Social Services
  • WINNER: Judicial Electric Filing System; Supreme Court of Virginia
  • FINALIST: Online Marriage License Pre-Application; Fairfax Circuit Court
  • FINALIST: Property QuickSearch v2.0; City of Chesapeake

IT as Efficiency Driver-Government to Business

  • WINNER: Automated Secure Alarm Protocol Message Broker Service; City of Richmond
  • FINALIST: GIS Real Estate Website Redesign; City of Roanoke
  • FINALIST: Transcript Data Exchange; DMV
  • FINALIST: Community Development Information System Zoning Application; Chesterfield County

IT as Efficiency Driver-Government to Government

  • WINNER: VirginiaCORIS Local Inmate Data System; Department of Corrections, State Compensation Board
  • WINNER: Elevated Review Workflow; DMV
  • WINNER: State Police Record IT Exchange (SPRITE); Supreme Court of Virginia, Virginia State Police
  • FINALIST: Mobile Technologies to Increase Productivity and Workflow; Department of Environmental Quality

Innovative Use of Technology in Economic Development

  • WINNER: Regional Education and Training Database; Shenandoah Valley Partnership
  • FINALIST: Online Commercial Property Search; City of Fredericksburg

Innovative Use of Technology in Local Government

  • WINNER: Storm Water Information Tracker (SWIFT); Chesterfield County
  • WINNER: Enhanced Mobility with VDI; Roanoke County
  • WINNER: Rapid Mobilization of Emergency Operations Center; Washington County
  • FINALIST: Law Enforcement GIS Mobile App; Hanover County
  • FINALIST: Emergency Data Gathering Repository; Fairfax County
  • FINALIST: Address Information Resource (Norfolk AIR); City of Norfolk

Innovative Use of Technology in Education

  • WINNER: Bring Your Own Device Initiative; Fairfax County Public Schools
  • WINNER: eMediaVA; Department of Education
  • FINALIST: eLearning for Childcare Professionals; Community College Workforce Alliance
  • FINALIST: Educating Tomorrow's Global Leaders; Longwood University

Innovative Use of Technology in Healthcare

  • WINNER: Veteran's Broadband Access for Improved Healthcare; Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance

Innovative Use of Technology in Modeling and Simulation

  • WINNER: Extending Virginia's Broadband Toolkit; Virginia Tech Center for Geospatial IT, Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, Virginia Geographic Information Network

Innovative Commercialization of Technology Research

  • WINNER: Collegiate Strength Innovations; James Madison University
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