NASCIO Announces Recipients for 2021 NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards

Seattle, Wash., Wednesday, October 13, 2021 —The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has announced recipients for the 2021 NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards. This year 110 submissions were received from NASCIO member states and territories and over 60 NASCIO members served as volunteer judges.

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.

NASCIO Awards Committee co-chairs, Nelson Moe, Chief Information Officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and James Weaver, Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer for the State of North Carolina, praised the recipients and all states who submitted a project: “We congratulate all of the recipients of this year’s awards and are delighted to recognize them with this high honor.”

Award recipients for the 2021 State IT Recognition Awards are:

Business Process Innovations
State of Georgia: Halt! Who goes there? Georgia DOL’s Identity Verification Project

Cross-Boundary Collaboration & Partnerships
State of Connecticut: Contact Tracing Innovation – ContaCT

State of Ohio: Bringing Power to the People: Self-service Tools & Account Transparency

Data Management, Analytics & Visualization
State of North Carolina: Bridging the Data Divide and Bringing Health Equity

Digital Government: Government to Business
State of Colorado: Simplifying Colorado’s Sales & Use Tax Filings

Digital Government: Government to Citizen
State of Louisiana: Virtualizing Disaster SNAP

Emerging & Innovative Technologies
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Robotic Process Automation

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
State of North Carolina: North Carolina is a Leader in the Nation for Next Gen 911

Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations
State of Colorado: Transforming Raw Data into Actionable Insight with Location Intelligence

State CIO Office Special Recognition
State of California: My Turn: California’s Front Door to Vaccine Access

To review these and other submissions, please visit NASCIO’s Awards Library:

NASCIO Contact

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