NASCIO Announces Finalists for 2022 NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards

LEXINGTON, Ky., Tuesday, August 30, 2022 —The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has selected 31 finalists across ten categories for the State IT Recognition Awards. Projects and initiatives from NASCIO member states and territories were eligible for nomination. Fifty-five NASCIO members served as volunteer judges to review the nearly 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 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 2022 State IT Recognition Awards are:

Business Process Innovations
State of North Carolina: When Minutes Mattered: Automated COVID-19 Reporting System Saved Hospitals’ Time and Reduced Administrative Burden
State of Ohio: Increasing Operational Efficiency Through Process Automation
State of Oregon: Service Transformation Program (STP) OLIVR: Oregon License Issuance and Vehicle Registration 

Cross-Boundary Collaboration & Partnerships
State of Nebraska: United Effort for Law Enforcement
State of North Carolina: The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program: Administering Additional Food Assistance Benefits to North Carolina’s Students and Children
State of Washington: Vessel Broadband Modernization (We don’t need the Wi-Fi password anymore!)

State of California: Strengthening Security Through Automation: FTB Governance Risk Management and Compliance Project
State of Illinois: Security Scorecard: You’re the CISO, Cybersecurity is Your Problem
State of Michigan: MILogin: Michigan’s Digital Identity Program
State of North Carolina: Collective Defense and Support: A Whole-of-State Approach to Cybersecurity

Data Management, Analytics & Visualization
State of Michigan: Monitoring the Heartbeat of Michigan: DTMB Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection
State of North Carolina: Unemployment Insurance Fraud: Fraud Detection and Prevention through the Power of Data and Analytics 
State of Tennessee: Vaccination Registration and Administration Solution 

Digital Services: Government to Business
State of Arizona: Underground Storage Tank Compliance and Reporting Goes Digital
State of California: With CROS, Customers Come First
State of North Carolina: Expediting North Carolina Business Creation: An Online Document Filing Wizard 

Digital Services: Government to Citizen
State of Connecticut: OEC Parent Portal
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: My PA Tax Hub: The “PATH” to Improving Taxpayer Services
State of Texas: Texas by Texas (TxT) Digital Assistant 

Emerging & Innovative Technologies 
State of North Carolina: Life-Saving Innovation: ATSC 3.0 in Public Safety Communications
State of Ohio: The Ohio Benefits Program is BOT “In”
State of Tennessee: Intelligent Automation: Reinventing the Way Government Does Business 

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
State of Georgia: Cloud and Taxes, That’s Certain: Georgia DOR’s Tax System Migration Project 
State of North Carolina: North Carolina: Transforming Procurement in the Cloud 
State of Tennessee: Tenncare Cloud Services Project

Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations 
State of North Carolina: Prison Telehealth Program: Efficiency and Innovation In North Carolina Correctional Facilities 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Mass Text Messaging for Human Service Recipients
State of Washington: COVID, Murder Hornets and Wildfires—Oh My! Harnessing the Power of GIS to Manage Statewide Crises

State CIO Office Special Recognition
State of California: Forging the Path to Recovery: Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record
State of Illinois: Access Illinois: Elevating Accessibility for Residents with Disabilities
State of Indiana: Building a Work-Based Learning Program and Hiring the Next Generation of State Employees  


NASCIO Contact

Meredith Ward
Director of Policy and Research
National Association of State Chief Information Officers
[email protected]