NASCIO Recognizes Outstanding Achievements in State IT: Finalists Announced for 2017 NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards

Press Release | National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) | August 3, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky., Thursday, August 3, 2017 —  The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has selected 32 finalists across 11 categories for the State IT Recognition Awards. This is the 29th consecutive year NASCIO has honored outstanding information technology achievements in state government through the awards.

Projects and initiatives from NASCIO member states, territories, and the District of Columbia were eligible for nomination. NASCIO members served as volunteer judges to review the 100+ submissions, narrowing the nominees down to finalists in each category. From these finalists, a recipient will be announced during an awards dinner at the upcoming NASCIO Annual Conference this October in Austin, Texas.

"The awards hold a special place in the state IT community," said James Collins, CIO for the state of Delaware and Awards Committee Chair. "The NASCIO awards present an opportunity to recognize the many unsung IT people across the nation delivering innovative solutions for their states. The program also serves are an impressive repository of ideas for sharing and collaboration."

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 will be added to the NASCIO’s awards library by late August.

Award finalists for the 2017 State IT Recognition Awards are:

Cross-Boundary Collaboration & Partnerships

  • State of California: Virtual Integrated Mobile Office Project (VIMO)
  • State of Texas: Texas Veterans Portal
  • State of Utah: Innovating Cloud Solutions with Cooperative Purchasing


  • State of Colorado: Fighting Vulnerabilities with 2-Step Verification
  • State of Indiana: Indiana Information Sharing & Analysis Center
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Risk-Based Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Commonwealth of Virginia: VITA Web Application Vulnerability Scanning Program

Digital Government: Government to Business

  • State of Minnesota: Tempo Go Live: Modernizing Collaboration and Data Sharing
  • State of Mississippi: Mississippi Secretary of State Business One Stop Shop (BOSS)
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: eInspection: Application Oil and Gas Surface Activities Inspection Report

Digital Government: Government to Citizens

  • State of Georgia: Georgia Division of Child Support Services Mobile App
  • State of Idaho: Idaho Retirement Information System (IRIS)
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: myCOMPASS Mobile App

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

  • State of Michigan: Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps

Emerging & Innovative Technologies

  • State of Colorado: Colorado DRIVES
  • State of Minnesota: Transforming Enterprise Services to the Cloud
  • State of Utah: Utah Driver License Appointment and Public Meeting Notice Reminders

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives

  • State of Michigan: MiLogin
  • State of Rhode Island: Statewide ePermitting Initiative
  • State of Wisconsin: STAR Project: The Blueprint for Efficient State Government

Improving State Operations

  • State of Georgia: Fraud Management Solution
  • State of Michigan: Michigan Forest Inventory System
  • State of Utah: Utah's Watershed Restoration Initiative

Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations

  • State of Georgia: Department of Transportation Emergency Operations Center
  • State of Minnesota: Minnesota Geospatial Commons
  • State of West Virginia: DMVNow Kiosk Program: Introducing 24/7 Government ATM

Open Government & Data Information and Knowledge Management

  • State of Michigan: Michigan State Police Department Unifies Data, Improves Visibility into Criminal Activity
  • State of Oregon: MAGI Medicaid System Transfer Project
  • State of Utah: Discover: Utah's Base Map and Imagery Services

State CIO Office Special Recognition

  • State of Colorado: Strategy of Success: Playbook and 5-Year IT Plans
  • State of Louisiana: IT Consolidation and Enterprise Architecture
  • State of Maine: TechNight

Contact: Kayla Leslie