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For immediate release: August 15, 2012
Meghan Penning

NASCIO Recognizes Exceptional State Initiatives

Finalists Announced for 2012 NASCIO Recognition Awards

LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, August 15 — Successful information technology initiatives in state government deserve to be highlighted and shared in order to promote innovation, foster better government, and engage citizens, according to the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). NASCIO has selected 30 state IT initiatives in 10 categories as finalists for its 2012 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government.

Finalists in NASCIO’s prestigious awards program, which is celebrating its 24th consecutive year, were recently announced, and one initiative in each category will be honored at NASCIO’s upcoming Annual Conference. Projects and initiatives from NASCIO member states, territories, and the District of Columbia were eligible for nomination, and finalists were selected by NASCIO’s Awards Committee from a field of more than 120 nominees.

“The NASCIO 2012 State Recognition Award nominations demonstrate that states strive to support the public policy goals of state leaders, provide cost-effective service to citizens, and make available solutions that are transferable to other agencies or units of government,” said Jack Doane, Alabama director of information services division and co-chair for the NASCIO Awards Committee. "Congratulations to this year’s award finalists that provided a showcase of innovative projects.”

“NASCIO’s Recognition Awards program highlights leadership, innovation and collaboration,” said Kristin Russell, Colorado secretary of technology, chief information officer and co-chair for the NASCIO Awards Committee. “We can all benefit from the efficient business practices, quality information management, and sound technology policy, provided in this year’s nominations.”

To ensure states can access the innovations and best practices of their peers, details about all the nominated projects are posted on NASCIO’s website at

Awards finalists in the 2012 program are as follows:

Cross-Boundary Collaboration
State of California: Public Employer Readiness Team (PERT)
State of North Dakota: Legislative Assembly – LEGEND
State of Oregon: Oregon State Police (OSP) Mobility & e-Ticketing

Data Information and Knowledge Management
State of California: Surveillance of Animal Diseases through an Emerging Threats Identification System
State of Michigan: Reinventing Government in Michigan through Analytics Yields $1Million in Financial Benefits each Business Day
State of Ohio: Business Intelligence

Digital Government to Business (G2B)
State of Hawai’i: Business Registration Mobile Web App
State of North Carolina: Pilot and Implementation of the Criminal Discovery Component of the Discovery Automation System
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania e-Permitting

Digital Government to Citizen (G2C)
State of California: CalVet Mobile App
State of Michigan: MI-Bridges Self Service Portal
Commonwealth of Virginia: myDMV Account

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
State of Minnesota: Moving from a Distributed to a Unified Solution
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Automated User Provisioning
State of Wyoming: Wyoming Adds Another First – Moving the Entire State to the Cloud and Saving $1M a Year

Fast Track Solutions
State of California: Video Interact Project (VIP)
State of Mississippi: Mississippi’s Mobile
State of Tennessee: Driver Service Center Self-Service iPad Kiosks

Improving State Operations
State of Idaho: WIC Information System Program (WISPr)
Commonwealth of Kentucky: Kentucky Human Resources Information System (KHRIS)
State of North Carolina: North Carolina Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data Services (CJLEADS)

Information Communication Technology (ICT) Innovations
State of California: California Mobile Development Program
State of Georgia: I-85 Express Lane Project
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: PA Food Safety

Open Government Initiatives
State of Kansas: The Kansas One Government Electronic Democracy System
State of Oregon: ORSTATS – Oregon Stimulus Transparency and Accountability Tracking System
State of West Virginia: West Virginia’s Transparency Website

Cyber Security
State of Arkansas: Transforming Preparedness Through Technology
State of Michigan: Integrating Cyber and Physical Security: Ending the Divide Using a Comprehensive Approach to Risk
State of North Carolina: Information Security and Continuity Management - Information Sharing Portal

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers is the premier network and resource for state CIOs and a leading advocate for technology policy at all levels of government. NASCIO represents state chief information officers and information technology executives from the states, territories, and the District of Columbia. The primary state government members are senior officials who have executive level and statewide responsibility for information technology leadership. State officials who are involved in agency level information technology management may participate as state members. Representatives from other public sector and non-profit organizations may also participate as associate members. Private sector firms may join as corporate members and participate in the Corporate Leadership Council. For more information about NASCIO visit

AMR Management Services provides NASCIO’s executive staff. For more information about AMR visit

Shawn Vaughn
Membership and Communications Coordinator
National Association of State Chief Information Officers
(859) 514-9156

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