NASCIO Announces Recipients for NASCIO 2023 State IT Recognition Awards

Minneapolis, MN., Wednesday, October 11, 2023 —The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has announced recipients for the NASCIO 2023 State IT Recognition Awards. This year nearly 100 submissions were received from NASCIO member states and territories and over 80 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, Tarek Tomes, commissioner and CIO for the State of Minnesota and Trina Zanow, CIO for the State of Wisconsin, announced the recipients at the awards and recognition dinner at the NASCIO 2023 Annual Conference.

Award recipients for the 2023 State IT Recognition Awards are:

Business Process Innovations
State of Michigan: Michigan All in for the User, Our HCD Strategy

Cross-Boundary Collaboration & Partnerships
State of North Carolina: NC eLink: Completing the Picture to Improve Constituent Services

State of Hawai’i: Surfing the Cyber Risk Monster Wave

Data Management, Analytics & Visualization
State of California: All-Hazards Dashboard

Digital Services: Government to Business
State of Tennessee: Transforming Agriculture Licensing & Permitting: Milking Enterprise Innovation for Streamlined Processes

Digital Services: Government to Citizen (3-way tie)
State of Minnesota: Delivering Swift Relief to Minnesota’s COVID-19 Frontline Workers
State of Ohio: Streamlining Access to Child Care Benefits
State of Tennessee: MyTN: Placing Government in the Palms of Citizen Hands

Emerging & Innovative Technologies
State of Minnesota: Digital Bridges: The Future is Here

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
State of Indiana: SEAL: Continuing to Hire the Next IT Professionals

Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations
State of North Carolina: ATSC 3.0 in Public Safety Communications

State CIO Office Special Recognition
State of Minnesota: How AI Enhances Driver and Vehicle Services for Minnesota Residents

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


Meredith Ward
Deputy Executive Director
National Association of State Chief Information Officers
[email protected]