2012 GCN Awards Gala


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GCN Awards Gala 2012

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: ROBOTICS, AUTOMATION & UNMANNED SYSTEMS
    Water Resources Recovery Facility aerial view (Mumfreesboro, Tenn.)

    Myriad missions for Murfreesboro drones

    Murfreesboro became the first city in Tennessee to earn a Federal Aviation Administration certificate of authorization to fly unmanned aircraft systems.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: ROBOTICS, AUTOMATION & UNMANNED SYSTEMS
    Roboteam top layer technology (Roboteam)

    Sending robot squads into danger zones

    The top layer solution creates a mesh communication network among the robotic vehicles, enabling a convoy to instinctively follow its designated leader and providing a resilient communications network that can function in urban and subterranean environments.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: ROBOTICS, AUTOMATION & UNMANNED SYSTEMS
    process automation (Omelchenko/Shutterstock.com)

    Automating vital (but boring) back-office operations

    NASA Shared Services Center has automated the creation of personnel cases in its human resources system for new hires and position transfers.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: ROBOTICS, AUTOMATION & UNMANNED SYSTEMS
    drone in DARPA swarm challenge (DARPA)

    Teaching drones to organize themselves

    Teams from the Army, Navy and Air Force are testing software that will eventually enable drones to autonomously coordinate attacks and respond to challenges by opposing swarms of enemy aircraft.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: ROBOTICS, AUTOMATION & UNMANNED SYSTEMS
    Sea Hunter (DARPA)

    A deep dive into solving autonomous navigation challenges

    The three-hulled, 132-foot-long Sea Hunter can operate on its own to find enemy submarines or mines, using algorithms to help it see other sea traffic and follow the rules of maritime navigation.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: MOBILE
    VA Access to Care tool

    From technically available to truly useful

    The Access to Care tool lets veterans and their families view the wait times at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, compare care ratings and review national data on access.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: MOBILE
    Emergency TeleHealth and Navigation (ETHAN) Project (Panasonic Toughbook Toughpad/YouTube)

    Leveraging telemedicine to avoid ER visits

    First responders outfitted with tablets collect information on patients and can even initiate a video chat with an emergency physician, possibly avoiding a costly, unnecessary trip to the emergency room.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: MOBILE
    caltrans quickmap

    A mobile, multimedia, real-time traffic center

    With Caltrans QuickMap, users can find out how quickly traffic is moving on state highways, check camera feeds for real-time conditions, see lane closures and more.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: MOBILE
    firing range ((U.S Air Force photos/Senior Airman Tristin English)

    Tracking weapons without wasting officers' time

    The Firearms, Armor and Credentials Tracking System mobile app makes it easier for law enforcement agencies to keep close tabs on their weapons and body armor.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: MOBILE
    plant inspections (Nolanberg11/Shutterstock.com)

    Keeping inspectors connected

    New York's Plant Inspections mobile application syncs with a backend licensing system and automatically updates inspection records.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: DATA, ANALYTICS & VISUALIZATION
    analytics (Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.com)

    Spotting fraud through better data analytics

    HHS' cloud-based fraud and analytics platform is playing an essential role in developing integrated operations to better understand and prioritize investigations of waste, fraud and abuse.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: DATA, ANALYTICS & VISUALIZATION
    Ohio Interactive Budget

    Transforming statewide data sharing

    Ohio's self-service data-sharing and visualization platform helps share information among agencies.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: DATA, ANALYTICS & VISUALIZATION
    Weapons system (Picatinny Arsenal/Army)

    A single tool for true systems insight

    The Army's Operating and Support Management Information System gives commanders accurate and rapidly updated business intelligence on major weapon and materiel systems.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: DATA, ANALYTICS & VISUALIZATION
    FEMA Hurricane Journal

    FEMA integrates GIS tech into hurricane response and recovery

    The Hurricane Journal uses geospatial system technology from Esri to combine storm-related information into a cloud-based dashboard for disaster-response decision-making.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: DATA, ANALYTICS & VISUALIZATION
    U.S. Electric System Operating Data (EIA)

    Getting the big picture on critical infrastructure

    Energy Information Administration's U.S. Electric System Operating Data tool lets officials to see when electricity spikes and lulls occur so they can adjust time-of-use electricity rates.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: CLOUD & INFRASTRUCTURE
    login screen (24Novembers/Shutterstock.com)

    At long last, a common login?

    Login.gov is a shared identity authentication solution that lets people use a single sign-on to securely access services from multiple agencies.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: CLOUD & INFRASTRUCTURE
    clouds in Alaska (MH Anderson Photography/Shutterstock.com)

    Cord-cutting for the enterprise

    With a managed broadband network based on satellite technology, the Interior Department gets secure high-speed connectivity in remote locations for less money than fiber.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: CLOUD & INFRASTRUCTURE
    road to the cloud

    Cleaning house on the way to the cloud

    When the Department of Transportation decided on a departmentwide move to Microsoft 365, it scanned all known devices on the network to identify performance and security problems.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: CLOUD & INFRASTRUCTURE
    cloud computing (ranjith ravindran/Shutterstock.com)

    Standardizing and securing Navy systems in the cloud

    When the Navy moved its Fleet and Family Readiness program to the cloud, it secured the data and standardized and modernized its websites and apps for people in the field.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: CYBERSECURITY
    Baseline tailor

    A better way to build on the NIST framework

    Baseline Tailor makes it easier for users to reference the NIST cybersecurity framework to determine the security posture and then tailor a subset of the SP 800-53 security controls to make that desire a reality.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: CYBERSECURITY
    mobile phone user (Don Pablo/Shutterstock.com)

    Real-time protection against malicious mobile traffic

    APE was designed to monitor network traffic on smartphones and block any activity that isn’t playing by the rules, whether it comes from malware, viruses or a hacker.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: CYBERSECURITY
    tech leadership (Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com)

    Leading by example on CDM

    In 2017, DHS became the first federal agency to officially implement a CDM program, giving senior leaders had a dashboard that shows them what is on the network.

  • DIG IT AWARD FINALIST: CYBERSECURITY
    secure cloud fast development

    IC collaboration, secure and at speed

    Automated risk management and security compliance software scans the cloud environment for vulnerabilities and threats based on intelligence community standards, overlays, controls and audits.