GCN dig IT awards

Deadline extended for 2017 dig IT award nominations

You have two more weeks to help GCN identify the best examples of innovative tech in government IT.  The deadline for 2017 dig IT Award nominations has been extended to July 15.

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 bleeding-edge technology itself, or from the innovative ways more-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!

With the extended deadline, nominations will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 15. 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, as well as General Manager of Public Sector 360.

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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