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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today recognized 22 Virginia government entities for their innovative approaches to improving the delivery and efficiency of government services. The winners, which represent state agencies, localities, and educational institutions, were named in nine categories and were judged by a panel of Virginia government information technology (IT) experts.
“With these awards, we celebrate the talented individuals and collaborative efforts that are making life better for all Virginians and positioning the Commonwealth as a hub for innovation,” said Governor Northam. “From using data and analytics to better address the opioid crisis, to expanding broadband access and improving the IT security of our elections, each of these projects uses technology to make government more efficient and responsive to the people it serves.”
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).
“These IT projects and the employees who made them happen deserve our attention and to be honored for their efforts,” said Secretary Conner. “I am very proud of these winners. It is exciting to see innovation at work in these projects.”
Additional information about the winning entries and award recipients can be found here.
The 2019 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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