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For immediate release: September 29, 2014
Contact: Meredith Ward

NASCIO Recognizes Outstanding Achievement in State Government Recipients Announced for 2014 NASCIO Recognition Awards


Nashville, TN., Monday, September 29 — Eleven exemplary initiatives were chosen as recipients for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ (NASCIO) 2014 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government. This is NASCIO’s 26th consecutive year of honoring outstanding information technology achievements in the public sector. Recipients in NASCIO’s prestigious awards program will be honored during the NASCIO Annual Conference in Nashville.

“It has been a great privilege to co-chair the NASCIO Awards Committee,” said Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget Director David Behen. “The volume of quality submissions demonstrates the commitment to the utilization of technology to deliver government services and provide greater transparency throughout the country. While some will get trophies, it’s the citizens who really win with the innovation and initiative shown in these outstanding projects.”

The 2014 awards recipients are as follows:

Cross Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships
State of Oregon – Oregon Interoperability Service (OIS) Project

Data, Information and Knowledge Management
State of North Carolina – Electronic Rounds Tracking System

Digital Government: Government to Business
State of Washington – Automatic Infrared Roadside Screening (AIRS)

Digital Government: Government to Citizen
State of New Mexico – Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
State of Georgia – Desire2Learn

Fast Track Solutions
State of California – Corpsmember Recruiting System (CoRe)

Improving State Operations
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Posted and Bonded Roads Mobile App

Information Communications Technology Innovations
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Automated Text Messaging of Outbound Communication for Child Support

Open Government Initiatives
State of Oregon – Centralized Public Meeting Notices Project

Commonwealth of Virginia – Barring Open Doors to Threats

Special State CIO Recognition
State of Texas – Texas Data Center Services Governance Model

Projects and initiatives from NASCIO member states, territories, and the District of Columbia were eligible for nomination, and recipients were selected by NASCIO’s Awards Committee from a field of more than 100 nominees. Learn more about the recipients at