NASCIO Recognizes Outstanding Achievement in State Government

SALT LAKE CITY, Ut., Monday, October 12 — Eleven exemplary initiatives were chosen as recipients for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ (NASCIO) 2015 Recognition Awards for outstanding achievement in information technology in state government.
Recipients were announced this evening during the NASCIO Annual Conference in Salt Lake City. This marks the 27th consecutive year NASCIO has honored outstanding information technology achievements in the public sector through the awards program.
“It has been a great privilege to co-chair the NASCIO Awards Committee,” said Oklahoma Chief Information Officer Bo Reese and Delaware Chief Information Officer James Collins in a joint statement. “The volume of quality submissions demonstrates the integral role information technology plays in delivering government services. Citizens are the ultimate beneficiaries of the impressive innovations occurring across the country.”
The 2015 awards recipients are as follows:
Cross Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships
State of Colorado: Universal Application
State of Colorado: Secure Colorado: Achieving Quick and Sustainable Risk Reduction
Digital Government: Government to Business
Commonwealth of Virginia: Enhancing Customer Service through the Mobile Collectors Application
Digital Government: Government to Citizen
Commonwealth of Virginia: Electronic Death Registration and Birth Certificates on Demand
Disaster Recovery/Security and Business Continuity Readiness
State of Oregon: Oregon-Montana Disaster Recovery
Emerging and Innovative Technologies
State of Oregon: OReGO: Oregon Road Usage Charge
Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
State of Ohio: IT Optimization: Driving Business Value
Improving State Operations
State of Idaho: Internet Unemployment System (iUS)
Information Communications Technology Innovations
State of Minnesota: Connecting 100,000 Minnesotans with Jobs: Using Technology to Transform Government
Open Government Initiatives
State of Michigan: Enterprise Information Management
State CIO Special Recognition
State of North Carolina: North Carolina Innovation Center
Projects and initiatives from NASCIO member states, territories, and the District of Columbia were eligible for nomination. Recipients were selected by NASCIO’s Awards Committee from a field of more than 100 nominees. Learn more about the recipients at