NASCIO salutes innovative state IT projects

Michigan, District of Columbia win multiple awards

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has announced its 2006 Recognition Awards for outstanding achievement in information technology in state government.

The winning initiatives were chosen from 139 submissions by 33 states. The programs were judged on length of time in operation; significance to government operation; benefits to service recipients, taxpayers, agencies and the state; and return on investment.

Use of best practices, support of public policy goals, assisting government officials in their duties and providing cost-effective services were emphasized in the judging.

The Lexington, Ky., group's awards committee, which is composed of state and corporate members, chose the winners.

The winners include:

Business continuity
  • Kentucky Mutual Aid and Interoperability

Cross-boundary collaboration and partnerships
  • California Department of Health Services Prenatal and Newborn Screening Information System
  • District of Columbia Safe Passages Information System

Data, information and knowledge management
  • Pennsylvania's Global XML 3.0 Document Creation Process

Digital government (government to business)
  • Michigan Business Portal

Digital government (government to citizen)
  • Arizona 2-1-1 Online
  • e-TAP: New York's comprehensive online student financial aid gateway

Digital government (government to government)
  • Michigan's E-mail consolidation project

Enterprise architecture:
  • District of Columbia Enterprise Integration Stack

Enterprise IT management initiatives:
  • Michigan's Human Resource Optimization project

Information communications technology innovations
  • Michigan's Innovative Fraud Detection Program

IT project and portfolio management:
  • Michigan's Project Management and Governance Model


Ethan Butterfield is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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