AFEI Announces Winners of its 2012 Excellence in Enterprise Information Awards

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The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI) is proud to announce the winners of its 2012 Excellence in Enterprise Information Awards; these awards signify outstanding, innovative use of technology to increase efficiency and improve operations across an enterprise. The top Industry Award was given to CGH Technologies of Washington, D.C. for its Federal Notice to Airman System Modernization program, and the top Government Award was given to the Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Health Administration for its Project Management Accountability System.

The winning organizations demonstrated, in the opinion of the judges, the best applications of technology and leadership to improve enterprise performance.

The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI) is proud to announce the winners of its 2012 Excellence in Enterprise Information Awards.

The top Industry Award was given to CGH Technologies of Washington, D.C. for its Federal Notice to Airman System Modernization program. The top Government Award was given to the Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Health Administration for its Project Management Accountability System. These awards signify outstanding, innovative use of technology to increase efficiency and improve operations across an enterprise.

The winning organizations demonstrated, in the opinion of the judges, the best applications of technology and leadership to improve enterprise performance. Innovative approaches, quantifiable metrics, long-term strategic effect, cultural change and measureable accomplishments were all clear attributes of the winning nominations.

Several nominations were also recognized with Honorable Mention Awards for excellent achievement. These projects are the Air Force Automated Education Management System (AFAEMS), performed by BAM Technologies of Arlington, VA; the Mobile Information Collection Application (MICA), performed by the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS; the Training Technological Transformation performed by the USAF 505th Training Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL; and the Live Training Transformation, performed by the Project Manager Training Devices (PM TRADE), US Army PEO STRI, Orlando, FL.

Brig. Gen. Robert E. Mansfield, Jr., USAF (Ret.), Aerospace Executive Director, Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, was one of this year’s judges. “The Excellence in Enterprise Information awards program is a great competition, and selecting a winner is always difficult because there are so many exceptional nominations,” he said. “What is clear is that there are some superb and innovative IT programs being delivered in government,” added General Mansfield. Another judge, Dr. James A. Rodger, Professor of Management Information Systems at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and author of Smart Data, said “Being a judge has raised my level of awareness about the tremendous work being done by both Industry and Government in combining innovation and emerging technologies to solve complex problems, creating remarkable value for enterprises.”

“AFEI is extremely proud of this awards program” said David Chesebrough, President of the association. “This year we received over 70 nominations. Reading through the submissions provides insight into the outstanding work being done in both Government and Industry. Many of these nominations are deserving of recognition, and we are supporting the Federal CIO Council to give greater visibility to these excellent programs.”

About the Excellence in Enterprise Information Award Program:
The purpose of the program is to recognize and reward the contributions and achievements of project teams that exemplify excellence in achieving integrated enterprises and are models of the best applications of technology and leadership to improve enterprise performance. For more information on the Awards Program, log on to (http://afei.org/about/awards/Pages/default.aspx)

About AFEI:
AFEI is an industry association dedicated to the advancement of the sharing, integration, management and protection of information across extended enterprises (people, process and technology), with a focus on national security and defense issues. AFEI (http://www.afei.org) is an affiliate subsidiary of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) (http://www.ndia.org), America’s leading defense industry association promoting national security.

About NDIA:
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues. NDIA members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for warfighters and first responders through our divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events.

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