ACT-IAC announces finalists for excellence in government awards


The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), a public-private IT partnership, announced the 31 finalists for its annual Awards. The program, which recognizes the best practices in the government’s management and use of information technology, will announce the winners on March 24, 2014 at the Arena Stage in Washington DC.

“The Excellence.Gov Awards recognizes government programs that use IT to fuel efficiency, collaboration and cost savings,” said Kimberly Hancher, Government Chair for Excellence.Gov 2014. “This year’s finalists demonstrate creativity in the public sector and serve as a model for innovation across government.”

The following are the finalists for the 2014 Awards:

Finalists for Excellence in Enhancing the Customer Experience:

  • U.S. Census Bureau – America’s Economy Mobile App
  • U.S. Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration – BusinessUSA
  • Department of Education – MAX Authentication
  • Internal Revenue Service – Virtual Service Delivery
  • Department of Homeland Security, Office of The Chief Readiness Officer, Office of Chief Information Officer – Parking and Transit Subsidy Application Tool (PTSAT)
  • Internal Revenue Service, Information Technology, User & Network Services – Convergence Unified Communications

Finalists for Excellence in Intergovernmental Collaboration:

  • Collaboration Branch, PEO, ES, Defense Information Systems Agency – Defense Connect Online (DCO)
  • Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
  • Department of Commerce, Office of Project Management and Information Technology – Modernization of Performance Payout System (PPS)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of the Chief Engineer – NASA Engineering Network
  • Department of the Interior, Office of the Chief Information Officer – eMail Enterprise Records and Document Management System (eERDMS)

 Finalists in Excellence in Enterprise Efficiency:

  • United State Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency (RMA) – Crop Insurance Program Compliance and Integrity Data Warehouse
  • Department of Justice, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys – Enterprise Voice over IP (EVoIP)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of the CIO – NASA IT Labs
  • U.S. Army – Network Enterprise Center Fort Bragg (NEC-FB)
  • U.S. Army – Product Director Enterprise Email (PD EE) / Department of Defense Enterprise Email (DEE) Service

Finalists in Excellence in Innovation: Digital Government:

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency, Office of the CIO – Web Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Federal Sector Enterprise Portal (FedSEP)
  • U.S. Army – Global Combat Support System – Army (GCSS-Army)
  • US Army, Office of The Judge Advocate General – JAGConnect
  • NASA Office of the CIO – Web Enterprises Services and Technology (WESTPRIME)

Finalists in Excellence in Innovation: Pilots and Start-up Projects:

  • Defense Information Systems Agency, Directorate of Network Services – ADNET Advanced Analytics (A3) EPICLink Pilot (A3/E)
  • U.S. Army CECOM – CECOM Equipment Diagnostic Analysis Tool (CEDAT) Virtual Logistic Assistance Representative (VLAR)
  • National Institutes of Health – eVIP – Electronic Vendor Invoicing Program
  • Department of Defense, Defense Manpower Data Center – Identity Management Enterprise Services Architecture (IMESA) and Continuous Evaluation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration – Program Integrity Tools (PIT)

Finalists in Excellence in Health IT

  • Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs – Defense and Veterans Eye Injury and Vision Registry (DVEIVR)
  • Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia – Electronic Health and Human Services (eHHR): Innovating Human Services in Virginia
  • U.S. Army, PEO EIS – Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs – Mobile Applications for Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health – Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers Program Data Management Resource (PDBP DMR)

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  1. It is great to recognize innovation and risk taking – especially when it nets better government – through these awards. We should have a rally of all of the winners since it began in 2001.

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