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For immediate release: October 14, 2013
Contact: Kayla Leslie

NASCIO Recognizes Outstanding Achievement in State Government Receipients Announced for 2013 NASCIO Recognition Awards


LEXINGTON, Ky., Monday October 14 — Eleven exemplary initiatives were chosen as recipients for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ (NASCIO) 2013 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.

Celebrating 25 years, the NASCIO awards program will recognize one project in each category with this prestigious award during the State Dinner and Awards Presentation at the 2013 NASCIO Annual Conference on October 14.

The 2013 awards recipients are as follows:

Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships
Nebraska: Network Nebraska-Education

Data, Information and Knowledge Management
Michigan: Unemployment Insurance Agency Overpayment Recovery

Digital Government: Government to Business
California: Electronic Services Expansion Project

Digital Government: Government to Citizen
Massachusetts: mTicketing for Commuter Rail and Ferry Services

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
Minnesota: Managing State IT Through Service Level Agreement: An Unprecedented Journey

Fast Track Solutions
Utah: Legislative Bill Watch

Improving State Operations
California: Business Information System Project

Information Communications Technology Innovations
Hawai’i: Mobile Emergency Response and Command Interface (MERCI)

Open Government Initiatives
Utah: Utah’s Open Transportation Data in the Cloud with uGate and UPlan

Michigan: Cyber Training 3.0: New Solutions Addressing Escalating Security Risks

State CIO Office Special Recognition
Virginia: eGov Business Process Re-engineering

This is the 25th anniversary for the awards program. The Awards Committee, comprised of judges from NASCIO’s state and corporate members, selected the 2013 award finalists. Full submissions from over 100 nominations are posted on NASCIO’s website at