McAuliffe announces Technology Award winners

image001The annual Governor’s Technology Awards were presented to honorees in nine categories at a special ceremony at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond on Sept. 3. On behalf of Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson presented the awards to a distinguished group of Virginia government entrants, including state and local government and universities.

Winners were determined by a panel of government information technology (IT) experts. For 17 years, the Governor’s Technology Awards program has recognized public sector IT projects that have improved government service delivery and efficiency.

Multiple awards were presented in several categories because of the extremely close scores between projects. Contacts for and executive summaries of each winner and finalist’s entries are posted on the COVITS website,, to provide inspiration and best practice examples to peers and partners.

The 2014 Virginia Governor’s Technology Awards, winners and finalists, by category:


Cross-Boundary Collaboration On IT Initiatives

  • Winner: Identity and Access Management Service

Fairfax County

  • Winner: Birth Certificates on Demand

Virginia Departments of Health and Motor Vehicles

  • Finalist: Leading Flood Impact Prediction

City of Poquoson, NASA Langley Research Center


IT as Efficiency Driver – Government to Citizen

  • Winner: UVA Telehealth, Telemedicine

University of Virginia Center for Telehealth, Office of Telemedicine

  • Winner: Ready Virginia Mobile Application

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

  • Winner: QR Codes, Mobile Apps, Paying Taxes

Fairfax County Departments of Information Technology and Tax Administration

  • Finalist: Manassas Interactive Map Gallery

City of Manassas

  • Finalist: Kaine eMail Project

The Library of Virginia


IT as Efficiency Driver – Government to Business

  • Winner: Outside VDOT

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

  • Winner: GIS One View

Roanoke City Communication and IT Departments

  • Finalist: Economic Development Tracking Application

City of Danville

  • Finalist: Going Green in Frederick County

Frederick County Commissioner of the Revenue


IT as Efficiency Driver – Government to Government

  • Winner: Technology Training Anytime, Anywhere

Albemarle County

  • Winner: Time, Attendance and Leave System (TAL)

Virginia Department of Human Resource Management

  • Finalist: LouisaICE – Incident Command Environment

Louisa County

  • Finalist: DMV Connect

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles


Innovative Use of Technology in Local Government

  • Winner: Enhanced Situational Awareness

City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, University of Virginia, Commonwealth of Virginia

  • Winner: Connect Tannersville

Tazewell County and Tazewell Wireless Services Authority

  • Winner: myStafford Citizen Portal

Stafford County Treasurer’s Office

  • Finalist: HUBZone Business Employment Platform

City of Fredericksburg

  • Finalist: Stormwater Collections Database & Application

Roanoke County Communications and Information Technology Department & Roanoke County Department of Community Development

  • Finalist: CountyGIS

Chesterfield County Information Systems Technology Department


Innovative Use of Technology in Education

  • Winner: Virginia Education Wizard Mobile App

Virginia Community College System

  • Finalist: A Low-Cost Multi-Modal Simulator

Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC), Eastern Virginia Medical School

  • Finalist: EduWidgets

Virginia Department of Education, Office of Digital Innovation


Innovative Use of Technology – Big Data and Analytics

  • Winner: Community Crime Map

City of Danville

  • Winner: CSA Data Integration and Analysis

Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Office of Comprehensive Services

Virginia Lottery

  • Finalist: VDH Health District Profile

Virginia Department of Health, Office of Information Management and Health IT


Innovative Use of Technology – Open Data   

  • Winner: Virginia Environment Geographic Information System

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

  • Finalist: Citizen Relationship Management

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles


Best Citizen Portal      

  • Winner:, DMV’s Mobile/Web Citizen Portal

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Finalist: James City County Web Presence – Redesigned

James City County


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