GCN dig IT awards

Submit your nomination today for the 2017 dig IT awards

We have the government to thank for the internet, GPS and unmanned aerial systems. Much of the machine learning and advanced analytics powering the data-driven economy are made possible by government-funded research. And agencies themselves are being transformed by new technologies and innovative ways of weaving IT into critical missions.

Public-sector tech, in other words, is much cooler than the government often gets credit for. GCN's dig IT Awards aim to fix that, but to do so we need your nominations.

These awards (the "dig IT" stands for Discovery and Innovation in Government IT) focus on transformative tech that is truly reinventing government. That potentially mission-critical impact can stem from a new technology itself or from the innovative ways established tech is being leveraged to make government function better.

Any tech-driven innovation in government is eligible, but the 2017 awards focus five distinct areas of government IT:

  • Big Data, Analytics & Visualization
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cloud & Infrastructure
  • Mobile
  • Robotics and Unmanned Systems

Nominations can be submitted in multiple categories, as appropriate, as convergence is often critical to the mission. And submissions stamped "other" are encouraged -- we recognize that some disruptive technologies are emerging so quickly they don't fit into existing categories!

Nominations will be accepted from now through June 30. Finalists will be announced in August, and the winners will be unveiled at the Oct. 19 dig IT Awards Gala.

So click here to submit your nomination today. Or to learn more about the 2017 GCN dig IT Awards, go to GCN.com/digIT.


About the Author

Troy K. Schneider is editor-in-chief of FCW and GCN.

Prior to joining 1105 Media in 2012, Schneider was the New America Foundation’s Director of Media & Technology, and before that was Managing Director for Electronic Publishing at the Atlantic Media Company. The founding editor of NationalJournal.com, Schneider also helped launch the political site PoliticsNow.com in the mid-1990s, and worked on the earliest online efforts of the Los Angeles Times and Newsday. He began his career in print journalism, and has written for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, WashingtonPost.com, Slate, Politico, National Journal, Governing, and many of the other titles listed above.

Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.

Click here for previous articles by Schneider, or connect with him on Twitter: @troyschneider.

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