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.


The 2018 Virginia Governor’s Technology Awards winners, by category:

Cross-boundary Collaboration on IT Service Delivery Initiatives

  • EMPOWER
    City of Richmond

  • eAccess
    Supreme Court of Virginia

IT as Efficiency Driver - Government to Citizen

  • Tort Claims Application
    Department of Transportation

  • Emergency Department Care Coordination
    Department of Health

IT as Efficiency Driver - Government to Business

  • Countywide FOIA Office
    Fairfax County

IT as Efficiency Driver - Government to Government

  • Legislative Document Compare Program
    Division of Legislative Automated Systems

  • Digital Personnel Records
    Albemarle County

  • Mobile Incident Command Center
    Roanoke County

  • GIS Plat Toolbar
    Warren County

  • Regional Airport Inspection Application
    City of Manassas

Innovative Use of Technology in Education

  • X-Labs Autonomous Vehicles Course
    James Madison University

  • eSignatures
    Virginia Commonwealth University

Innovative Use of Big Data and Analytics

  • Open Data Application
    Roanoke County

  • eVA Quick Quote
    Department of General Services

  • STRATIS
    Chesterfield County

Best Cybersecurity Initiative

  • Gamification of Security Awareness
    State Corporate Commission

  • Next Generation Cybersecurity
    Fairfax County

Best Citizen Portal

  • Division of Capitol Police Website
    Division of Legislative Automated Systems

  • GIS Data Portal
    Prince William County


2018 Category Definitions

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    • Cross-boundary collaboration on it service delivery initiatives:  Recognizes the innovative use of IT to share data easily across boundaries, create a knowledge-sharing culture, support common business processes or promote innovative partnership programs. Entries should be submitted jointly by at least two government entities.
    • IT as efficiency driver - government to citizen:  Recognizes the innovative use of IT to improve citizen access to and service from governmental entities. Included are projects that improve citizens' electronic interaction with government, promote availability, usability and/or transparency of information, and increase public awareness and adoption of services.
    • IT as efficiency driver - government to business:  Recognizes the innovative use of IT to promote efficiency by improving business access to and service from governmental entities. Included are projects to improve electronic interaction of businesses with government, promote availability, usability and/or transparency of information, and increase business awareness and adoption of available services.
    • IT as efficiency driver - government to government:  Recognizes the innovative use of IT to promote efficiency in government. This category recognizes projects that enable organizations to do more with less. Results realized may include a dollar return on investment, realignment of staff time and/or newly transparent processes/information.
    • Innovative use of technology in local government:  Recognizes the innovative use of IT to solve a business problem at the local level. This category is open to any local government entity, including social services, first responders and geographic information systems (GIS)practitioners.
    • Innovative use of technology in education:  Recognizes the innovative use of IT to support the unique missions of Virginia's schools, colleges and universities. Cooperative projects between educational institutions and other governmental entities, including research and development programs, fall into this category.
    • Innovative use of big data and analytics:  Recognizes the innovative use of technology in collecting, storing, retrieving and analyzing a variety of structured and unstructured data sources.
    • Best Cybersecurity Initiative:  Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility. While the Chief Information Security Officer and VITA are ultimately responsible for Virginia government cybersecurity, other government entities have a key role to play. Describe what your organization has done to augment efforts to protect the digital information entrusted to you by citizens, businesses and visitors.
    • Best citizen portal:  Recognizes the innovative use of an online portal that demonstrates innovation, functionality, attractiveness, efficiency and ease of use. Open to any Virginia government organization, agency or jurisdiction that is citizen-facing.