2012 GCN Awards Gala


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GCN Awards Gala 2012

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: Big Data, Analytics and Visualization
    Math behind spectrum reallocation

    Math behind spectrum reallocation

    The Auction Optimization Model lets the Federal Communications Commission accurately reassign channels in UHF TV broadcast spectrum for wireless telecommunications.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: OPEN DATA
    Connecting classified and unclassified big data

    Connecting classified and unclassified big data

    DHS has created a data framework that makes it easier to search across classified and unclassified datasets.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: CYBERSECURITY
    Making sense of hackers

    Making sense of hackers' actions after a breach

    MITRE's ATT&CK model helps agencies understand and respond to the inevitable network penetrations.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: Robotics, Automation and UAS
    Protecting the perimeter as drones proliferate

    Protecting the perimeter as drones proliferate

    The Federal Aviation Administration's test of the SkyTracker drone-detection system shows what's possible in securing an increasingly crowded airspace.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: Robotics, Automation and UAS
    FAA small UAS registry

    New drone registration system is flying high

    The cloud-based, API-driven website was delivered in two months and has processed nearly half a million registrations.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: CYBERSECURITY
    Secure software is the best defense

    Secure software is the best defense

    The Fortify for Forge program gives the Defense Department’s Forge.mil users secure, rapid and cost-effective access to up-to-date software security assessment tools.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: CYBERSECURITY
    Hacking the Pentagon for patriotism and profit

    Hacking the Pentagon for patriotism and profit

    The Defense Digital Service proves that bug-bounty programs can pay big dividends for government agencies.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: Big Data, Analytics and Visualization
    Bringing big data to firearm forensics

    Bringing big data to firearm forensics

    NIST's Ballistics Toolmark Research Database is helping law enforcement match bullets to guns with greater speed and precision -- and creating the data to advance the forensics even further.

  • DIG IT AWARD WINNER: OPEN DATA
    open prince george

    Data-driven decision-making

    Maryland’s Prince George’s County OpenPGC platform allows government employees to access datasets and real-time information through dashboards, applications and interactive tools.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: MOBILE
    A mobile digital assistant for Arkansans

    A mobile digital assistant for Arkansans

    Gov2Go merges services from more than 100 state and local government agencies onto one mobile-accessible platform.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: OPEN DATA
    DOD works to bring data sharing into full bloom

    DOD works to bring data sharing into full bloom

    The Data Format Description Language and Daffodil processor are bringing both open standards and security to mission-critical military data.

  • DIG IT AWARD WINNER: CYBERSECURITY
    FEMA finds a better approach to systems security

    FEMA finds a better approach to systems security

    An aggressive push for improved authentication has resulted in savings, standardization and safer data.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: Big Data, Analytics and Visualization
    A portal for secure information requests

    A portal for secure information requests

    The Homeland Security Information Network Exchange gives fusion centers a free and secure tool to share and track information requests from law enforcement agencies

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: Robotics, Automation and UAS
    automated hand held radio testing

    Automated radio testing speeds preventive maintenance

    The Los Angeles Information Technology Agency’s robotic system automates the disruptive and time-consuming testing of handheld radios.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: MOBILE
    mobile management

    SSA brings method to the mobile madness

    The Social Security Administration paired a blanket purchase agreement with a managed service to coordinate ordering, expense management and device security.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: Robotics, Automation and UAS
    Targeting data pain points with process robotics

    Targeting data pain points with process robotics

    Several federal agencies are piloting a program to reduce the manual labor associated with repetitive, rules-based data tasks.

  • DIG IT AWARD WINNER: Cloud and Infrastructure
    More resilient 911 with broadband satellite

    More resilient 911 with broadband satellite

    The Ark-Tex Council of Governments added a satellite network to its 911 system to ensure citizens’ access to emergency services.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: Cloud and Infrastructure
    FCC moves broadcasters’ disclosures into the cloud

    FCC moves broadcasters’ disclosures into the cloud

    The Federal Communications Commission replaced a paper-based public files system with a cloud-hosted repository that makes the records more readily available.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: Big Data, Analytics and Visualization
    Getting medical equipment to wounded warfighters

    Getting medical equipment to wounded warfighters

    The Patient Movement Item Asset Tracking System leverages RFID tracking and an innovative enterprisewide asset management system to ensure the military has the medical equipment when and where it needs it to aid any wounded warfighter.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: MOBILE
    FMS2GO drives savings for GSA fleet management

    FMS2GO drives savings for GSA fleet management

    The Fleet Management System to Go app has improved operational performance and delivered about half a million dollars in savings by replacing handheld scanners with smartphones.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: Robotics, automation and UAS
    Avoiding midair crises

    Avoiding midair crises

    The Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System uses optical sense-and-avoid technology to allow aircraft to detect and track other aircraft approaching in real-time.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: Cloud and infrastructure
    State spins up cloud-based services

    State spins up cloud-based service request platform

    Through the State Department’s new cloud-based service management system, diplomats, their family members and other government agencies can request more than 135 services, including IT support.

  • DIG IT AWARD WINNER: MOBILE
    Flight data at your fingertips

    Flight data at your fingertips

    The Aero app provides the more than 25,000 pilots who use it with cloud-based access to the latest maps and route plans.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: ROBOTICS, Automation and UAS
    Drones get up close and personal with bridges

    Drones get up close and personal with bridges

    The Minnesota Department of Transportation is evaluating whether unmanned aerial systems can take some of the cost and danger out of bridge inspections.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: OPEN DATA
    A cornerstone of government transparency gets an overhaul

    A cornerstone of government transparency gets an overhaul

    The Office of Management and Budget's federal IT Dashboard was rebuilt to be faster, cheaper and far more user-centric.