The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has selected 30 finalists across 10 categories for the State IT Recognition Awards. Projects and initiatives from NASCIO member states and territories were eligible for nomination. NASCIO members served as volunteer judges to review the over 130 submissions, narrowing the nominees down to finalists in each category. From these finalists, a recipient from each category will be announced during an awards dinner at the upcoming NASCIO Annual Conference this October in Nashville, TN.

The award nominations showcase the use of information technology to address critical business problems, more easily connect citizens to their government, improve business processes and create new opportunities that improve the lives of citizens. To ensure states have access to the innovations and leading practices of their peers, all award submissions will be added to NASCIO’s awards library by late September.

Award finalists for the 2019 State IT Recognition Awards are:

Business Process Innovations 
State of Michigan: JobNet: Road to the Future
State of North Carolina: Modernizing Estuarine Habitat Mapping with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
State of Tennessee: MHSAS’s Electronic Clinical Record, Using IT to Provide Better Patient Care

Cross-Boundary Collaboration & Partnerships 
State of Georgia: Georgia Cyber Center
State of Indiana: Connecting Indiana’s Medicaid and Corrections Data to Improve Hoosier Health
State of North Carolina: Improving Emergency Response Precision with the State Emergency Response Application

State of Iowa: Election Cybersecurity Partnership Project
State of Ohio: Digital Identity: Providing a Secure Customer Experience
State of Texas: Managed Security Services – Provided by Texas for Texas Governments

Data Management, Analytics & Visualization 
State of Connecticut: Cross Agency Data Sharing to Drive Value and Save Money
State of Illinois: Winning Against Tax Fraud with Data Analytics
State of Utah: Intergenerational Poverty Initiative Data Driven Solutions

Digital Government: Government to Business 
State of Minnesota: Preparing for Emergencies: Medical PreCheck & Locator App
State of North Carolina: Improving Health Outcomes through the State Health Information Exchange
State of Tennessee: Rip, Replace, Revitalize! Project TR3

Digital Government: Government to Citizen 
State of North Carolina: Women, Infants and Children Benefits in the Mobile Application Age
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Child Support Enforcement System (PACSES) and JobGateway Integration Initiative
State of Tennessee: TennCare Connect: A Multi-Channel Gateway Elevating the Member Experience

Emerging & Innovative Technologies  
State of New Jersey: Integrated Drug Awareness Dashboard (IDAD)
State of Tennessee: Halt, Who Goes There? Tennessee’s Facial Recognition System (FRS) Project
State of Washington: Using UAS Technology in Collision and Crime Scene Reconstruction

Enterprise IT Management Initiatives 
State of Arizona: Building the Governance Model
State of California: Examination and Certification Online System (ECOS)
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania IT and HR Shared Services Transformation

Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations 
State of California: Identification and Removal of Hazardous Materials During Wildfire Response
State of Georgia: Mobile Field Data Collection for Food Emergency Response
State of Oklahoma: Oklahoma Videoconferencing Solution Saves Time for Citizens and State Employees

State CIO Office Special Recognition 
State of California: Licensing Medicinal Adult-Use Cannabis
State of Idaho: Instant Invoice Payments by Text Message and/or Email
​State of Washington: Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System

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