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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:
IT AS EFFICIENCY DRIVER – GOVERNMENT TO CITIZEN
IT AS EFFICIENCY DRIVER – GOVERNMENT TO BUSINESS
IT AS EFFICIENCY DRIVER – GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT
INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION
INNOVATIVE USE OF BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS
BEST CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
BEST CITIZEN PORTAL
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