Intergovernmental Solutions Win Awards
Intergovernmental Solutions Win Awards
The American Council for Technology (ACT) announced the winners for its 2005 Intergovernmental Solutions Awards at the 25th annual ACT Management of Change Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The finalists for the awards clearly demonstrated the tremendous progress government agencies at all levels are accomplishing through collaboration and the innovative use of technology. These programs were given the opportunity to display their solutions at the conferences Innovative Technology Showcase.
Four federal programs and four state and local programs were selected as winners of the awards today for demonstrating commitment to progress through technology.
2005 Federal Agency Winners
Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) United States Office of Personnel Management The e-Training InitiativeUnited States Office of Personnel Management Recruitment One-Stop/USAJOBSHigh Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA); Missouri Statewide Police Intelligence Network (MOSPIN); National Drug Pointer Index (NDPIX); National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS); and Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) – National Virtual Pointer System (NVPS)
2005 State and Local Winners
Arlington County Public Safety Mobile Data Communication SystemPEMA Pennsylvania Emergency Incident Reporting System (PEIRS) WorkSource Oregon Employment Department iMatch SkillsMichigan Department of Information Technology (DIT) Michigan Public Safety Communication System (MPSCS)
The Co-Chairs for the Intergovernmental Solutions Awards and Innovative Technology Showcase were Denis Gusty, the Director, Intergovernmental Solutions for the General Services Administration, and Jason Khan, the Chief Technology Strategist for SRA Internationals Touchstone Consulting Group.
As the co-chair for this years ISA awards, I was impressed with the amount and caliber of the submissions we received. This years winners clearly demonstrate how government is driving strategic results through technological innovation, said Denis Gusty.
There are so many incredible projects going on across government, said Barry C. West, President of ACT. The ISA awards are a great way to recognize the people making things happen at all levels of government, from both within and beyond the Washington, D.C. area.
For more information on these and all of the other programs chosen as ISA Award finalists, visit http://www.actgov.org/ISAAwards
. The 2005 ISA winning programs were selected based upon the following six criteria:
Intergovernmental and Collaborative Projects must involve intergovernmental activities with significant potential to provide new and/or improved information to all citizens. Projects must also demonstrate collaboration with other organizations (in the public and private sectors). Innovative and Effective Use of Technology – Utilize innovative or emerging technologies to support the agencys mission and achieve extraordinary business value. Describe the specific technology based innovation and its strategic importance to the agency. Business Transformation – Demonstration of how the solution was applied to fundamentally change the organizations business processes and its ability to deliver its mission. Have at least an operable prototype system by January 31, 2005. Available and Transferable – Must be available and accessible regardless of economic or disability status. Must be replicable/transportable to other organizations and have widespread national or regional application. Impact and Results – Demonstrates significant positive impact to the organization and/or its stakeholder community. Demonstrates sustainable outcomes which result in significant cost or time savings. Describe the improved performance and/or measurable results experienced after the solution was implemented. Technology Leadership – Demonstrates a solution approach that serves as a model for other agencies or departments.
About the American Council for Technology and the Industry Advisory Council
The American Council for Technology (ACT) is a non-profit educational organization established in 1979 to assist government in acquiring and using information technology resources effectively and efficiently. Working with all levels of government, ACT provides education, programming, and networking opportunities that enhance and advance the government IT profession. In 1989 ACT established the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) to bring industry and government executives together to exchange information, support professional development, improve communications, and build partnership and trust, thereby enhancing governments ability to serve the nation. ACT and IAC work together to provide an objective, professional and ethical forum where government and industry leaders can collaborate on addressing common issues towards a shared vision. For more information, visit http://www.actgov.org or call (703) 218-1955.