For Immediate Release – September 27, 2011
Office of the Governor
Contact: Jeff Caldwell
Phone: (804) 225-4260
Virginia Department of Education
Contact: Charles B. Pyle
Phone: (804) 371-2420
RICHMOND – The most innovative projects in government information technology were honored on Monday with the 2011 Governor's Technology Awards during a lunchtime ceremony at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS). On behalf of Governor Bob McDonnell, Secretary of Technology Jim Duffey and Chief Information Officer Sam Nixon presented the prestigious awards to 24 winners in nine categories. Governor McDonnell addressed the symposium earlier in the day.
Now in its 14th year, the Governor's Technology Awards program honors outstanding achievements and recognizes innovative technology initiatives in the public sector throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Entries were judged by an independent panel of Virginia government executives, including representatives of state executive branch and independent entities, localities, the legislature, judiciary and higher education.
Full details about the awards program and a complete list of winners with hyperlinks to executive summaries of honored projects are available on the COVITS website: http://www.covits.org/governor%27s_technology_awards/winners.cfm.
2011 Governor's Technology Award Winners and Honorable Mentions
Category: Online, Not In Line
Winner: Roanoke County, "Roanoke County Website"
Winner: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, "myDMV Account"
City of Richmond, "ARRA Rebate Application"
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, "Hunt Fish VA"
Virginia Department of General Services, “eVA Report and Resource Center”
Category: Cross-Boundary Collaboration
Winner: Counties of Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth and Washington and the City of Bristol, "MERG: Mountain Empire Regional GIS"
Category: IT as Efficiency Driver
Winner: City of Lynchburg, "Work and Asset Management System"
Winner: Virginia Department of Social Services, "SMILE and Check 21"
Honorable mention: Albemarle County, "eProcurement"
Category: Innovative Use of Technology in Economic Development
Winner: Henrico County, “Online Development Plan Review System”
Winner: Virginia Tech, “Accelerate Virginia”
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, “Virginia Grown Mobile Application”
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, “EZ Fleet”
Category: Innovation in Local Government
Winner: City of Danville, "Fire Department Technologies"
Winner: Fairfax County, "Placing Government in the Palm of Your Hand"
Winner: Page County, “Interactive Address Atlas for Emergency Services”
Honorable mention: City of Richmond, “Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Application Process”
Category: Innovation in K-12 Education
Winner: Virginia Department of Education, "Interactive Chinese Language/Culture Game Module”
Category: Innovation in Higher Education
Winner: Virginia State University, "Digital at the Core"
Piedmont College and Albemarle County IT Department, “IT Intern Program”
Tidewater Community College, “Student Loan Education and Counseling”
Virginia Commonwealth University, “WEAVEonline”
Category: Innovative Use of Modeling & Simulation Techniques
Winner: College of William and Mary, Old Dominion University and Virginia Institute for Marine Science: “Chesapeake Bay Inundation Prediction System”
Category: Cross-Boundary Collaboration in Modeling & Simulation
Winner: Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Strategic Mortgage Default – An Epidemiological Approach”