IAC Selects Top 20 Excellence.gov Finalists
The Industry Advisory Councils (IAC) Collaboration and Transformation Shared Interest Group (C&T SIG) announced the programs selected as the Top 20 candidates for the sixth annual Excellence.Gov awards program. The program finalists, selected for demonstrating best practices in information sharing for federally-led IT program implementations, will be honored at a luncheon on February 15th featuring a keynote by Congressman Tom Davis.
Each year, the Collaboration and Transformation SIG (formerly the eGovernment SIG) identifies a theme for the Excellence.Gov awards. This years finalists are being recognized for their programs success in meeting information sharing objectives with collaboration and the use of best practices. A panel of 23 judges, representing both government and industry, selected the Top 20 after reviewing more than 80 entries and evaluating each on the following criteria: effectiveness of meeting the objective in terms of overall mission, business process and service improvement; effectiveness of the approach and degree of collaboration across organizations; and incorporation of industry and government best practices and standards related to information sharing.
The Top 20 programs will be recognized for their achievements and five winners will be announced at the Excellence.Gov Awards ceremony and luncheon with keynote Congressman Tom Davis, taking place on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. Limited registration for the event is available to both industry and government. Industry registration is available at
http://www.actgov.org/EventsRegistration at a fee of $85 per person. Government registration is available at
http://www.actgov.org/OpenEventRegistration at no cost.
Top 20 Excellence.Gov Award Finalists for 2006 (in alphabetical order):
Bidirectional Health Information Exchange (Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs)
Defense Cross-Credentialing Identification System (Department of Defense)
Department of State Interagency Data Exchange Application (Department of State)
Disaster Management e-Government Initiative (Department of Homeland Security)
Enterprise Human Resources Initiative (Office of Personnel Management)
Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Costs and Premium Collection Project (Social Security Administration)
Federal eGovernment eRulemaking Initiative (Environmental Protection Agency)
Federal Highway Administration Transportation Knowledge Sharing Initiative (Federal Highway Administration)
Geospatial One Stop e-Government Initiative (Department of the Interior)
Homeland Security Information Network (Department of Homeland Security)
Joint Medical Asset Repository (Department of the Army)
Law Enforcement Information Exchange (Department of the Navy)
Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (Department of the Army)
National Data Warehouse (Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
National Sex Offender Public Registry (Department of Justice)
National Virtual Pointer System (Drug Enforcement Administration)
Net-Centric Diplomacy (Department of State)
Radio Frequency In-Transit Visibility (Department of the Army)
Regional Data Exchange System (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Standard Procurement System (Department of Defense)
Each of these programs demonstrates real progress with the use of information sharing techniques and best practices, said Warren Ellmore, Chair of the 2006 Excellence.Gov Awards Committee. We are honored that Congressman Davis is joining us to recognize these agencies and to share in the celebration of the results they have achieved.
The mission of IAC is to foster improved communication and understanding between government and industry. The Collaboration and Transformation SIG is proud to further this mission in part by identifying, exploring, and addressing issues that promote the implementation of IT programs that will benefit society. The Excellence.gov Awards provide a forum for government and industry to recognize successful government IT programs that have improved government effectiveness, efficiency and mission performance.
************************************************ 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.