ACT-IAC Announces 2013 Awards Finalists

  ACT-IAC Announces 2013 Awards Finalists

  Award recognizes best practices in the government’s management and use of
                   information technology assets and tools

Business Wire

FAIRFAX, Va. -- January 17, 2013

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC)
today announced the 25 finalists for its 12^th annual 2013
Awards Program. Established by ACT-IAC in 2001, the Awards
Program recognizes exceptional government programs and projects that fuel
government efficiency, interagency collaboration, and the delivery of
impactful citizen services through innovative technologies.

“ACT-IAC is once again honored to provide a premiere forum for recognizing the
exceptional work being done and the value being delivered through government
programs,” said Dale Luddeke, IAC Chair. “In each instance, the finalists have
inspired us all to seek new, innovative and collaborative ways to approach the
most challenging areas of mission and business needs, and to achieve ever
greater levels of service and efficiency.”

A panel of more than 40 judges, selected from senior government and industry
information technology executives, reviewed a record number of more than 130
nominations to select this year’s finalists listed here by category, program
name and government agency:

Excellence in Enhancing the Customer Experience

  *Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) – National Weather
    Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  *Credit Union Online (CUOnline) – National Credit Union Administration
  *CO.NX: Connecting the World Through Virtual Engagement – Bureau of
    International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
  *GoArmyEd – Army Continuing Education System, U.S. Army
  *SuperTracker – Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department
    of Agriculture

Excellence in Intergovernmental Collaboration

  *Defense Connect Online (DCO) – Defense Information Systems Agency, U.S.
    Department of Defense (DOD)
  *North American Day Public Health Alerts Pilot Project 2012 – Centers for
    Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human
    Services (HHS)
  *Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) website – Defense Manpower Data
    Center (DMDC), DOD
  *Utah OneStop Business Registration (OSBR) – Utah Department of Technology
    Services, State of Utah
  *Veterans Job Bank – U.S Department of Veteran Affairs

Excellence in Enterprise Efficiencies

  *Customer Account Data Engine 2 (CADE 2) – Internal Revenue Service
  *Land Border Integration (LBI) Pedestrian Reengineering initiative – U.S.
    Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  *BRIDGES – Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, State
    of Michigan
  *National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Community Open Source Tools –
    NIEM Program Management Office, DHS
  *Nuclear Weapons Related Material (NWRM) Positive Inventory Control (PIC)
    Fusion Center (FC) – Global Combat Support System, U.S. Air Force Data

Excellence in Innovation: Digital Government

  *Disaster Management eGov Initiative – Federal Emergency Management Agency
    (FEMA), DHS
  *EPA’s Open Government Program – Office of Information Collection, Office
    of Environment Information, U.S. Environment Protection Agency
  *GSA’s Drive to the Cloud Phase 2: Implementing a Cloud-Based Social
    Collaboration and Business Applications Platform – U.S. General Services
    Administration, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
  *Office of eDiplomacy – Bureau of Information Resource Management, U.S.
    Department of State
  *Strategic Offender Management System (SOMS) – California Department of
    Corrections and Rehabilitation, State of California

Excellence in Innovation: Pilots and Start-up Projects

  *FDA Innovation Pathway Conference Center (“FDA CC Pilot”) – Center for
    Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, HHS
  *Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) Biomedical Big
    Data Proof-of-concept – Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research,
    U.S. National Cancer Institute
  *FOIAonline (previously known as the FOIA Module) – U.S. National Archives
    and Records Administration
  *PreCheck – DMDC, DOD
  *Building YOURcloud: The Federal Government’s First Secure Hybrid Community
    IaaS Cloud – U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration and the U.S.
    Department of Energy

“It is exciting to see the diversity of public sector organizations
represented as finalists this year,” said Darren Ash, ACT President. “This
list represents impressive work by federal, state and local government
employees and their industry partners to better serve citizens, support the
missions of their respective organizations, and save money.”

Department of Homeland Security Chief Information Officer (CIO) Richard Spires
has been invited to deliver the keynote address at the awards luncheon on
March 5, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.

All 2013 winners will also be invited to exhibit at the 2013
Management of Change education and training event from May 19 to May 21, 2013
at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Md.

For more information on or to register for the 2013 awards
luncheon, please contact Maria Guzman at (703) 208-4800 Ext. 224 or visit

For sponsorship information, please contact Judy Fry at (703) 208-4800 ext.
205 or

About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Collaboration and

ACT-IAC has been recognized as the premier government IT community’s
public-private partnership and is an example of how government and industry
work together. We are a nonprofit educational organization created to advance
government in serving the public through the effective application of IT
resources. Our education, training, programming and collaboration
opportunities enhance and advance the government IT profession. ACT-IAC’s
objective, vendor- and technology-neutral, and ethical forum allow government
and industry to collaborate and improve government through technology.
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
or call 703-208-4800.


Sage Communications (for ACT-IAC)
Marco Carranza-Walter, 703-207-0958
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