At conference, Va. salutes its best technology efforts

At the Commonwealth of Virginia IT Symposium in Roanoke, Va., last week, state technology secretary George Newstrom presented awards to state, local and private-sector organizations for technology innovation.

The winners were:
  • Integrated enterprise: Virginia State Police and Novell Inc. for a secure, virtual private network

  • Public-private partnership: Virginia Transportation Department and TrafficLand Inc. of Fairfax, Va., for placing 200 traffic webcams on major highways

  • Innovation: Tele-Works Inc. of Blacksburg, Va., for developing a first-responder Web broadcast module for multiple types of communications devices

  • Enterpreneur: Comprehensive Computer Solutions Inc. of Christiansburg, Va., for building a $22 million global technology business

  • Local government: The city of Hampton for its Knowledge Management and Services Channel Consolidation Initiative, and Wise County for its Mapping and Land Information System

  • Large agencies: VDOT for Project Dashboard, and the Social Services Department's Division of Licensing Programs for its help and information network

  • Small agencies: Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council for the Attorney Information System, and the Game and Inland Fisheries Department for its online hunting and fishing license program

  • Higher education: State Council of Higher Education for the Virginia Virtual Library, and a consortium of four state universities for the Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking

  • K-12 education: Henrico County Public Schools for providing notebook PCs to students, and Fairfax County Public Schools for its Education Decision Support Library.

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