NASCIO Announces Finalists for 2020 NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards

LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, September 23, 2020 —The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has selected 30 finalists across 10 categories for the State IT Recognition Awards. Projects and initiatives from NASCIO member states and territories were eligible for nomination. Over 60 NASCIO members served as volunteer judges to review the over 90 submissions, narrowing the nominees down to three finalists in each category. From these finalists, a recipient from each category will be announced during the NASCIO Virtual Annual Conference in October.

The award nominations showcase the use of information technology to address critical business problems, more easily connect citizens to their government, improve business processes and create new opportunities that improve the lives of citizens. To ensure states have access to the innovations and leading practices of their peers, all award submissions have been added to NASCIO’s Awards Library.

Award finalists for the 2020 State IT Recognition Awards are:

Business Process Innovations
State of Colorado: Colorado PEAK Chatbot
State of Minnesota: MNIT and MDH: Cloud, AI, and Data Lake Transformation
State of North Carolina: Modernizing Environmental Mapping with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Cross-Boundary Collaboration & Partnerships
State of Minnesota: Collaborative Maps Community of Practice: Creating Groundbreaking Accessible Map Guides
State of Montana: Montana Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System Project
Commonwealth of Virginia: Framework for Addiction Analysis and Community Transformation (FAACT)

State of Georgia: Who Let the “Cyber Dawg” Out? A Live-Action Cybersecurity Exercise
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Developing Key Security Risk Indicators Through Cyber Analytics and Correlation
Commonwealth of Virginia: Quantitative Risk Analysis for Improved Cybersecurity Risk Management

Data Management, Analytics & Visualization
State of Oregon: SMarT (Scars, Marks, Tattoos): Safety, Security, & CORE Measures Transformation
State of Ohio: Ohio Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice – Phase 1
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Maintenance-IQ – Empowering PennDOT Professionals with Data Visualization

Digital Services: Government to Business
State of Colorado: MyBizColorado
State of Delaware: Delaware One Stop
State of North Carolina: Improving Health Outcomes through the State Health Information Exchange

Digital Services: Government to Citizen
State of Colorado: myColorado
State of North Carolina: myNCDMV: The Digital DMV Experience
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: REAL ID Project

Emerging & Innovative Technologies
State of Indiana: Management Performance Hub, Enhance Research Environment
State of Minnesota: MNIT and DNR: Digital App Manages Public Water Access Sites
State of Wisconsin: DevOps Platform

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
State of Colorado: DevSecOps
Commonwealth of Kentucky: Enterprise IT Project Portfolio Management
Commonwealth of Virginia: Pioneering a New Method of State IT Services Delivery

Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations
State of Indiana: Department of Child Services, CCWIS VR Employee Engagement Platform
State of Maryland: Maryland First: First Responders Interoperability Radio System Team
State of Wisconsin: Electrifying HealthCare Communication in Corrections

State CIO Office Special Recognition
State of Minnesota: MNIT and MDVA: Modern Digital VATS-Education System Serves Veteran
State of Tennessee: The Best Recipe for IT Workforce, Culture and Guiding Principles
State of Washington: Paid Family & Medical Leave

Meredith Ward
Director of Policy and Research
National Association of State Chief Information Officers