Virginia honors state IT projects

Virginia honors state IT projects

ROANOKE, Va.'At the Commonwealth of Virginia IT Symposium yesterday, state technology secretary George Newstrom presented awards to state, local and private-sector organizations for technology innovation.

The winners in each category 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 Blacksburg 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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