Award recognizes outstanding government programs for innovative IT solutions
FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) opened nominations today for its 2013 Excellence.gov Awards Program. The awards honor exceptional government programs and projects that use innovative technology to improve services to citizens, enhance government operations, and provide a more open and transparent government. Nominations will be accepted until December 3, 2012 at 5 p.m. ET.
“The Excellence.gov Awards Program has recognized more than 250 first-rate government programs since the program’s inception in 2001,” said Kenneth Allen, ACT-IAC Executive Director. “Through this program, we celebrate the people who are working hard to improve government through the delivery of services through technology.”
Any operational government program, including federal and state and local, that uses technology is eligible. A panel of judges selected from senior government and industry IT executives will review the nominations and select winners in the following categories:
- Excellence in Enhancing the Customer Experience
- Excellence in Intergovernmental Collaboration
- Excellence in Enterprise Efficiencies
- Excellence in Innovation: Digital Government
- Excellence in Innovation: Pilots and Start-up Projects
The judges will also select a Best Overall Award for Innovation in Advancing the Business of Government. All submitted programs for each category are eligible for this overarching excellence honor. The Best Overall Award celebrates “leap-ahead” technology – strategies or processes that demonstrate how it is possible to achieve groundbreaking results on government programs.
An awards luncheon to honor the winners is scheduled for March 5, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. All finalists and winners will also be invited to exhibit at the 2013 Management of Change Conference from May 19 to May 21, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Md.
About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Collaboration, Education and Action
ACT-IAC is the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community and an example of how government and industry work together. ACT-IAC is a non-profit educational organization created to advance government through collaboration and education. The organization provides an objective, vendor- and technology-neutral, ethical forum where government and industry are working together to develop innovative strategies, effective and efficient solutions, and best practices. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in the Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver).
Learn more about our organization and how to become a member at www.actgov.org or call 703-208-4800.
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Source: American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council