NASCIO Recognizes Outstanding Achievements in State IT

LEXINGTON, Ky., Tuesday, August 19 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has selected 33 IT initiatives in 11 categories as finalists for the State IT Recognition Awards. This year’s high quality of nominations shows that states continue to innovate and achieve great results.

This is NASCIO’s 26th consecutive year of honoring outstanding information technology achievements in the public sector. Finalists in NASCIO’s prestigious awards program were recently announced and one initiative in each category will be recognized at NASCIO’s upcoming Annual Conference in Nashville. Projects and initiatives from NASCIO member states, territories, and the District of Columbia were eligible for nomination, and finalists were selected by NASCIO’s Awards Committee from a field of more than 100 nominees.

“Being a part of the NASCIO awards process was a privilege and an honor,” said David Behen, CIO for the state of Michigan. “As co-chair of the Awards Committee, I can assure everyone that the winners of these coveted IT awards will be both deserving and hard earned. The selection process is sound and strong.”

“As a longtime NASCIO member, I always look forward to the awards process each year,” said Claire Bailey, CTO and Director for the state of Arkansas and Awards Committee co-chair. “I continue to be amazed by the innovation and leadership that is showcased in the submissions. All submissions illustrate the dedication across the states to improve access and delivery of government services. Congratulations to the award recipients and thanks to all who took part in this process.”

To ensure states can access the innovations and best practices of their peers, details about all the nominated projects are posted on NASCIO’s website at

Awards finalists in the 2014 program are as follows:

Cross Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships
State of Ohio: Ohio Integrated Eligibility System
State of Oregon: Oregon Interoperability Service Project
Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Tracking Towards a Greener Tomorrow

Data, Information and Knowledge Management
State of North Carolina: Electronic Rounds Tracking System
State of Connecticut: ConneCT – Modernization of Client Service Delivery
State of Tennessee: Tennessee Controlled Substance Monitoring Database
State of Texas: TXMAP, Flex Version 2.0

Digital Government to Business (G2B)
State of Washington: Automatic Infrared Roadside Screening (AIRS) System
State of Oklahoma: Construction Project and Portfolio Management Tool Implementation
State of Oregon: Oregon Employer Portal Project

Digital Government to Citizen (G2C)
Commonwealth of Kentucky: kynect: Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection
State of New Mexico: Unemployment Insurance (UI) Tax & Claims System
State of Washington: Washington Healthplanfinder Facilitates Health Insurance Exchange

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives
State of California: California Highway Patrol Statewide CAD Replacement Project
State of Georgia: Desire2Learn Implementation
State of Michigan: Enterprise Portfolio Management Transforms State IT

Fast Track Solutions
State of California: Corpsmember Recruiting System (CoRe)
State of Connecticut: Expedited Licensing for Healthcare Providers
State of Missouri: Health Home Performance Enhancement through Novel Reuse of Syndromic Surveillance Data

Improving State Operations
State of Oklahoma: Docket Search and Investigative Reporting Suite of Services
Commonwealth of Virginia: Outside VDOT
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Posted and Bonded Roads Mobile App
Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Preventing Health Care Fraud

Information Communications Technology Innovations
State of California: Consolidated Patrol Vehicle Environment
State of Ohio: MARCS in School
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Automated Text Messaging of Outbound Communication for Child Support

Open Government Initiatives
State of Oregon: Centralized Public Meeting Notices Project

Commonwealth of Virginia: Barring Open Doors to Threats
State of Oregon: Oregon-Montana Disaster Recovery Phase I
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Portal Storm: A Cyber/Business Continuity Exercise

Special CIO Recognition Award
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: IT Central
State of Michigan: MiPage
State of Texas: Texas Data Center Services Governance Model