2016 GCN dig IT Award Finalists Announced

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GCN is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2016 GCN dig IT Awards.

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When you look at this year’s nominations, you see all sort of great examples of pushing the envelope and discovering creative ways to make government work better with tech.

GCN is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2016 GCN dig IT Awards.

For 28 years, the GCN Awards have showcased general excellence in government IT. This year, with the GCN dig IT Awards, we are sharpening the focus to showcase what matters most: transformative tech that is truly reinventing government. The 2016 awards will celebrate leading—edge technologies and the pioneering IT professionals who are driving them forward.

"From the Internet to GPS to drones, much of the most exciting and important technology today has been either invented or driven by government,” GCN Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. “And when you look at this year’s nominations, you see all sort of great examples of pushing the envelope and discovering creative ways to make government work better with tech.”

The 2016 GCN dig IT Award Finalists:

Big Data, Analytics and Visualization:

  •     Auction Optimization Model

Federal Communications Commission

  •     Homeland Security Information Network Exchange

Department of Homeland Security

  •     National Accuracy Clearinghouse

Mississippi Department of Human Services
Georgia Department of Human Services
Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
Alabama Department of Human Resources
Florida Department of Children and Families
U.S. Department of Agriculture

  •     NIST Ballistics Toolmark Research Database

National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation

  •     Patient Movement Item Asset Tracking Project

Air Mobility Command, U.S. Air Force

  •     Real-Time Automated Parole Data Replication

New Jersey State Parole Board
New Jersey State Police
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Cloud and Infrastructure:

  •     Regional Emergency Number System Deployment

Ark-Tex Council of Governments

  •     Analytics and Data Sharing Platform to Track Disease Transmission

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  •     IT Consolidation and Enterprise Architecture

Louisiana Department of Health
Louisiana Office of Technology Services

  •     myServices

Department of State

  •     Online Public Inspection Files

Federal Communications Commission

  •     Workforce Integrated Performance System

Department of Labor


  •     Adversarial Tactics, Techniques and Common Knowledge

The MITRE Corporation

  •     Personal Identity Validation and Single Sign On Enablement

Federal Emergency Management Agency

  •     GrantSolutions Two Factor Authentication Implementation

Department of Health and Human Services

  •     Hack the Pentagon

Department of Defense

  •     Fortify for Forge

Defense Information Systems Agency

  •     Integrated Security Operations Center for Situational Awareness and Collaborative Cybersecurity Defense

City of Los Angeles

  •     Aero App Electronic Flight Bag

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

  •     Enterprise Mobile Provisioning Service

Social Security Administration

  •     Fleet Management System 2 Go

General Services Administration

  •     Gov2Go

Information Network of Arkansas

  •     Eagle Directed Identification Environment Application

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

  •     Mobile App Software Assurance Research and Development Project

Department of Homeland Security

Robotics, Automation and UAS:

  •     Automated Radio Testing

City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency

  •     FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Registration Website

Federal Aviation Administration

  •     Process Robotics

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

  •     Deploying Drones for Bridge Inspections

Minnesota Department of Transportation

  •     Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System Program

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

  •     SkyTracker Drone Detection System

Federal Aviation Administration

Other - Open Data:

  •     CitySDK

US Census Bureau

  •     Commerce Data Usability Project

Commerce Data Service

  •     Data Format Description Language (DFDL) and the open source Daffodil DFDL processor

Department of Defense

  •     DHS Data Framework

Department of Homeland Security

  •     Next-Gen IT Dashboard

Office of Management and Budget

  •     Open Prince George's County

Prince George's County Office of Information Technology

The finalists will be profiled in the coming weeks in GCN and on GCN.com. They also will be honored in person at the GCN dig IT Awards Gala on October 13th, at the Ritz-Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, VA. The overall winner in each category, as selected by our judging panel of top government IT innovators, will also be announced at the October 13th Gala.

For more information on GCN dig IT Awards sponsorship opportunities please visit https://gcn.com/digIT.

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