2008 GCN AWARDS
10 project teams and 5 leaders whose vision, persistence and innovation put the best available technologies to work in government. <@VM>SIDEBAR: Honorable Mention
Government Computer News is honoring 10 government agencies and five executives whose information technology initiatives are being recognized as the best of 2008.
The GCN Awards embody one of the most sought after and respected accolades in government IT, and GCN's fall awards gala attracts a perennial 'Who's Who' across government and industry. Now in their 21st year, the GCN Awards recognize federal, state and local government for extraordinary IT accomplishments and significant contributions to the performance of their agencies.
"Government IT remains a huge and vital market. The annual GCN Awards honor innovation and exemplary efforts to use IT to better serve the public and improve agency performance,' said GCN Editor in Chief Wyatt Kash. 'This year's agency winners become part of a tradition of excellence and service. We applaud
them and their continued dedication to serving the public sector.'
The 2008 GCN agency award winners are:
Alabama Department of Homeland Security
General Services Administration
The Office of Acquisition Systems' Integrated Acquisition Environment
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Intelligence Community Enterprise Solutions
Air Force Material Command, Robins Air Force Base
Air Force Global Enterprise Tracking System
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's PhytosanitaryCertificate Issuance and Tracking system
Health and Human Services Department
Information Collection Request, Review and Approval System
Housing and Urban Develoment Department
National Housing Locator System
Environmental Protection Agency
GeoData Gateway and EPA Metadata Editor
Navy Enterprise Resource Planning Program
GCN Hall of Fame
Karen Evans, administrator for e-government and information technology atthe Office of Management and Budget
GCN Hall of Fame
Charles Croom, former director of the Defense Information Systems Agency
Civilian IT Executive of the Year
Molly O'Neill, chief information officer at the Environmental Protection Agency
Defense IT Executive of the Year
Ken Heitkamp, former Air Force assistant chief information officer for life cycle management
Industry IT Executive of the Year
Curt Kolcun, vice president of Microsoft's Federal Division
ENERGY DEPARTMENT, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Took a bold approach, using Security Assurance Markup Language, in consolidating systems and deploying NNSA's new, Enterprise Secure Network.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Cut construction time and costs in half for a new facility by introducing a new wiki-based procurement tool that fostered collaboration and transparency.
FBI REGIONAL COMPUTER FORENSIC LABORATORY UNIT
Reduced forensic examination times by 25 percent to 30 percent with a new Case Agent Investigative Review tool that processes digital evidence more effectively.
NEBRASKA OFFICE OF THE CIO, NETWORK SERVICES SECTION
Improved emergency response capabilities with a new Mobile Disaster Recovery Communications vehicle providing interoperable, multimodal communications.
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Developed a benchmark enterprise architecture framework and implementation strategy for an Information Sharing Environment now being adopted across the federal government.
OHIO OFFICE OF THE TREASURER
Dramatically increased the use of state investment funds by creating a new, automated GrowNOW Online Economic Development Application System.
Significantly enhanced the accuracy of millions of medical records captured in the MC4 casualty care program, helping to improve medical care decisions.
CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES VERIFICATION DIVISION
Engineered significant system upgrades to support rapidly escalating number of data queries in CIS' E-Verify and Systematic Alien Verification and Entitlements systems.
U.S. JOINT FORCES COMMAND
Launched the HarmonieWeb Global Online Disaster Relief Collaboration Environment ' an Internet-accessible communications platform to coordinate civil and military responses to multinational disasters.
MILITARY HEALTH SYSTEM, OFFICE OF DEFENSE HEALTH SERVICES SYSTEMS
Improved the quality, safety and efficiency of health care for 9.2 million Military Health System beneficiaries by building the Clinical Data Mart, which dramatically improved data query and processing times.
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