Virginia's prestigious Governor's Technology Awards (GTA) program
The entry period for the 2019 Governor's Technology Awards program now is ended, and all received entries are off to the judges. Government IT executives will review and score each entry over the next several weeks.
All entrants will receive a complimentary pass to COVITS 2019. Winners will be notified in mid-August, and will receive two passes. Winners will be announced and honored by Secretary of Administration Keyanna Conner and CIO Nelson Moe at a special COVITS ceremony.
GTA 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 now invite entries to the 2019 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.
All entries must be submitted online no later than July 11, 2019. Nominations are then evaluated independently 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.
Submissions should focus on improvements in the business of government and go beyond a description of a private sector solution to describe the business need that necessitated the project and how the project succeeded, including:
Business proposition: A clear statement of the business problem, its target audience and how the new solution leverages IT tools to solve the problem.
Innovation and technological merit: What tools were used? What makes this solution innovative?
Value: Note quantitative metrics (usage, transaction times, cost savings/avoidance and return on investment) and qualitative benefits (improvements to citizen and/or employee experience, etc.).
Success: How well did the project attain its stated business goals and objectives? Clearly link the outcome to the business proposition.