ACT Announces Intergovernmental Solutions Award Winners
The American Council for Technology (ACT) announced the winners of its 2007 Intergovernmental Solutions Awards (ISA) at the 27th annual ACT Management of Change Conference taking place in Richmond, VA. This year’s ISA Awards nominations provided an example of the outstanding progress being made at all levels of government through the innovative use of technology to enable efficient and effective business processes. More than 100 nominations were received, from which 20 finalists and eight winners were chosen by a committee of government and industry IT professionals and were given the opportunity to display their solutions at the conferenceÕs Intergovernmental Solutions Showcase.
Four federal and Department of Defense programs and four state and local programs were selected as ISA Award Winners:
2007 Federal and Department of Defense Winners
¯ Army Knowledge Online, Department of the Army, PEO-EIS
¯ Electronic Death Registration (EDR), Social Security Administration
¯ eRulemaking Federal Docket Management System, Environmental Protection Agency
¯ IRRIS¨, U.S. Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Transportation Engineering Agency
2007 State and Local Winners
¯ KY-CHILD (Kentucky Certificate of Birth, Hearing, Immunization, & Lab Data), Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
¯ No Wrong Door Initiative, Virginia Department for the Aging
¯ Possible Criminal History and Case and Criminal History (PCH/CACH), State of Washington Justice Information Network
¯ Using Decision Support and Advanced Analytics for Innovative Fraud Detection, Michigan Department of Information Technology in partnership with the Michigan Department of Human Services
The Co-Chairs for the 2007 Intergovernmental Solutions Awards and Solutions Showcase are Darlene Meskell, Director, USA Services Intergovernmental Solutions, Office of Citizen Services and Communications, General Services Administration and Leanne Jones, Senior Director, Business Development, Abacus Technology Corporation.
“Government agencies work in an environment of high expectations and constant changes, with an ultimate goal of improving service to citizens and achieving results for numerous stakeholders,” said Barry C. West, President of ACT. “The organizations recognized as ISA Award Winners have risen to that challenge with leadership, innovation and collaboration.”
For more information on these and all of the other programs chosen as ISA Award finalists, visit www.actgov.org/ISAAwards.
The 2007 ISA winning programs were selected based upon the following five criteria:
Technology Leadership–Project demonstrated a creative approach that served as a model for other agencies or departments. Solution used state-of-the-art technology to support the agency’s mission and achieve extraordinary results. Described the specific technology-based innovation and the project’s strategic importance to the agency.
Intergovernmental and Collaborative–Solution involved intergovernmental collaboration, involving people and ideas from many sources. Project clearly illustrated collaboration with other organizations, including public, private and nonprofit organizations, government entities both domestic and international. Addressed business and technical interoperability issues and any synergies or savings achieved through collaboration.
Business Transformation–Leveraged technology to create either evolutionary or radical change in the organization’s business processes and its ability to deliver its mission. The solution had at least an operable prototype system in place by January 1, 2007.
Impact and Result–Project positively impacted the organization and/or its stakeholder community. The project demonstrated sustainable outcomes which result in demonstrable cost or time savings or other notable benefits. Described the improved performance and/or measurable results experienced after the solution was implemented and any potential benefits in future applications.
Available and Transferable–The solution was replicable by other organizations and had widespread national or regional application with minimum difficulty.
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 governmentÕs 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 www.actgov.org.