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For immediate release: October 4, 2011
Meghan Penning

NASCIO Recognizes Outstanding Achievement in State Government Winners Announced for 2011 NASCIO Recognition Awards

Denver, Co., Monday, October 3 - Ten exemplary initiatives were chosen as recipients for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ (NASCIO) 2011 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government.

According to NASCIO, innovation and excellence continue to thrive in state government. These projects 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.

One project in each category will be honored with this prestigious award during the State Dinner and Awards Presentation at the 2011 NASCIO Annual Conference on October 3.

Awards recipients in the 2011 program are as follows:

  • Cross Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships

State of California 1 Routing on Empirical Data (RED) Project

  • Data, Information and Knowledge Management

State of Michigan 1 Department of Human Services Decision Support System

  • Digital Government: Government to Business

State of Michigan 1 USAHerds Cattle Tracking, Protecting Our Food Supply

  • Digital Government: Government to Citizen

Commonwealth of Virginia 1 ARRA Energy Rebate Systems

  • Enterprise IT Management Initiatives

State of Michigan 1 Optimizing Government Technology Value: Establishing Enterprise Metrics to Ensure Operational Readiness and Business Availability

  • Fast Track Solutions

State of Michigan - MiCloud Automated Hosting Service

  • Improving State Operations

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1 Pennsylvania Child Support Enforcement Data Exchanges

  • Information Communications Technology Innovations

State of Michigan 1 Michigan Building Intelligence System

  • Open Government Initiatives

State of Oregon 1 “The First Citizen Social Interactive Data Portal”

  • Risk Management Initiatives

State of West Virginia 1 West Virginia Office of Technology Cyber Security Program

This is the 23rd consecutive year for the awards program. The Awards Committee, comprised of judges from NASCIO’s state and corporate members, selected the 2011 award finalists. Full submissions from over 100 nominations are posted on NASCIO’s website at


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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