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Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 03, 2007

CONTACT: Chad Lersch
Department of Information Resources

NASCIO Awards DIR Outstanding Achievement in the Field of State IT: Selects 11 Winners from 107 Submissions

(Tucson, AZ) – The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has selected 11 state IT initiatives in 10 categories to receive 2007 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government.

NASCIO's Recognition Awards Program, in its 19th consecutive year, features several categories, updated for 2007 to reflect the wide range of IT projects currently under development within state governments. Emphasis was placed on recognizing programs that exemplify best practices, support the public policy goals of state leaders, assist government officials to execute their duties and provide cost-effective services to citizens.

Eleven award-winning entries were chosen from 107 submissions by 30 states. NASCIO's Awards committee, comprised of NASCIO state and corporate members representing leading public and private IT organizations selected the 2007 award recipients. The following is a list of award recipients organized by category:

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

District of Columbia – Unified Communications Center

Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships

State of Texas – Data Center Services Project

Data, Information and Knowledge Management

State of Minnesota – Program Integrity Efforts: Preventing and Eliminating Welfare Fraud

Digital Government: Government to Business

State of Washington – Enterprise Business Portal Initiative

Honorable Mentions:
District of Columbia – LSDBE Online
State of Delaware – One Stop Business Registration and Licensing

Digital Government: Government to Citizen

State of Michigan – Michigan.Gov release 2.0

Digital Government: Government to Government

State of North Carolina – eCitation

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives

State of Michigan – Data Center Consolidation

Information Communications Technology Innovations

Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Forestry – Integrated Forest Information Resource System

Information Security and Privacy

State of Michigan - Security 2.0: Next Generation Security Program
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Information Security Architecture

IT Project and Portfolio Management

State of North Dakota – Building Project Manager Competencies via the Mentor/Apprentice Relationship

State government projects and initiatives from each of the 50 U.S. states were eligible to be nominated for these prestigious annual awards. Criteria for selection included a description of the business problem and solution including length of time in operation; significance of the project to the improvement of the operation of government; and the public value of the project encompassing benefits realized by service recipients, taxpayers, agency or state, and documented outcomes such as return on investment or cost avoidance data. Full submissions from all nominations are posted on NASCIO's website.

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NASCIO 2007 Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships (106 KB)


The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) promotes a shared vision for Texas that maximizes the value of the State’s technology investment by identifying common areas of interest, using technology to advance agency missions, and preserving flexibility to innovate. Visit DIR at www.dir.texas.gov.

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