For Immediate Release: September 5, 2018
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Ofirah Yheskel, Ofirah.Yheskel@governor.virginia.gov

Governor Northam Announces Technology Award Winners

Public sector projects honored for innovation, efficiency

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today recognized Virginia government entities that have improved the delivery and efficiency of government service. Secretary of Administration Keyanna Conner and Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth Nelson Moe presented the annual Governor’s Technology Awards on behalf of Governor Northam during a special ceremony at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS). Winners from state agencies, localities and educational institutions were named in nine categories as judged by a panel of Virginia government information technology (IT) experts.

“With these awards, we honor the innovative ways that state and local government and universities are using technology to solve problems, increase efficiency and reduce costs,” said Governor Northam. “From public health and workforce development to public safety and transportation, these projects represent the incredible talent across state agencies, localities and educational institutions in our Commonwealth. I congratulate each of our honorees for their leadership and commitment to making government work better for all Virginians.”

“It is an honor to see the depth and breadth of the work behind these innovative projects,” said Secretary of Administration Keyanna Conner. “Each winner has used information technology to improve how we provide services. Their stories are now models for us.”

The 2018 Virginia Governor’s Technology Awards winners, by category:

CROSS-BOUNDARY COLLABORATION

  • EMPOWER
    City of Richmond
  • eAccess
    Supreme Court of Virginia

IT AS EFFICIENCY DRIVER – GOVERNMENT TO CITIZEN

  • Tort Claims Application
    Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Emergency Department Care Coordination
    Virginia Department of Health

IT AS EFFICIENCY DRIVER – GOVERNMENT TO BUSINESS

  • Countywide FOIA Office
    Fairfax County

IT AS EFFICIENCY DRIVER – GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT

  • Legislative Document Compare Program 
    Virginia Division of Legislative Automated Systems
  • Digital Personnel Records
    Albemarle County

INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • Mobile Incident Command Center
    Roanoke County
  • GIS Plat Toolbar
    Warren County
  • Regional Airport Inspection Application
    City of Manassas

INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION

  • X-Labs Autonomous Vehicles Course
    James Madison University
  • eSignatures
    Virginia Commonwealth University

INNOVATIVE USE OF BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS

  • Open Data Application
    Roanoke County
  • eVA Quick Quote
    Department of General Services
  • STRATIS
    Chesterfield County

BEST CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE

  • Gamification of Security Awareness
    State Corporate Commission
  • Next Generation Cybersecurity
    Fairfax County

BEST CITIZEN PORTAL

  • Division of Capitol Police Website
    Virginia Division of Legislative Automated Systems
  • GIS Data Portal
    Prince William County

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