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Planning for COVITS 2019 Now Underway

The COVITS Advisory Board will meet in May and June to determine this year's topics, speakers, breakout sessions and awards categories. All information will be posted online here as released by the board.


COVITS is the familiar name for the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium. This event now is in its 21st year. It is a valued annual gathering of Virginia's government information technology (IT) leaders.

COVITS provides a practical glimpse into the future of government IT solutions. Attendees focus on strategic direction. The event features inspiring speakers, relevant breakout sessions and a marketplace of innovative tools.

Why You Should Attend

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Keyanna Conner

Secretary of Administration, Commonwealth of Virginia

"We all take pride in the fact that Virginia and its cities and counties have won numerous digital government awards in recent years. As we progress forward, technology will continue to be at the heart of our ambitious plans for serving Virginians in new and better ways, and we are striving more than ever to embrace innovation and find new ways to get our goals accomplished. Let’s use this year’s COVITS as a platform to join forces, share ideas and be inspired. The timing couldn’t be better. I look forward to seeing you there!"

Governor Northam Announces Technology Award Winners

Virginia government entities which have innovatively improved government service delivery were today honored by Governor Ralph Northam with Governor’s Technology Awards. State agencies, localities and education were named winners in nine categories, as judged by a panel of Virginia government IT experts.

Trophies were presented at a special ceremony at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) by Northam’s Secretary of Administration Keyanna Conner and Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth Nelson Moe.

Read the Governor's news release.

See the winners.

2018 Governor's Technology Awards

Virginia’s prestigious Governor's Technology Awards (GTA) program recognizes public sector information technology (IT) projects that improve government service delivery and efficiency.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Secretary of Administration Keyanna Conner and Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth Nelson Moe invite entries to the awards program.

Awards recognize local, state and educational entities. Submissions should focus on improvements in the business of government through the strategic use of IT.

Nominations are evaluated by IT leaders from state agencies, localities, the legislature, courts and education. Awards are presented to honorees on behalf of the Governor at a special ceremony at COVITS.