Georgia's 2018 IT Success Stories

Calvin Rhodes named CIO of the Year

Calvin Rhodes, state CIO and GTA executive director, receives the CIO of the Year ORBIE award for the nonprofit/public sector from the Georgia CIO Leadership Association.

DHS wins NASCIO award, again

Georgia Gateway receives a first-place award in the State IT Recognition Awards sponsored by the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO). Georgia Gateway consolidated eligibility determination for 10 public-assistance programs managed by four state agencies into a centralized self-service, web-based portal for clients and a single, web-based app for state workers.

Georgia earns A from Digital States

2018 Digital states survey: A digital benchmark for states

Georgia earns a letter grade of A, the highest ranking possible in the 2018 Digital States Survey, which evaluates states' use of technology to improve service delivery, increase capacity, streamline operations, and reach policy goals. Georgia is one of only five states to receive an A in the 2018 survey.

Georgia is named first in the nation in adaptive leadership by the Center for Digital Government.

Georgia is named among the top five states in the nation for successful collaboration by the Center for Digital Government.

Georgia is named a finalist in the 2018 Government Experience Awards, which recognize states, cities, and counties that "push the boundaries of how citizen services are delivered."

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the state's primary website, is ranked best performing in the nation among 400 state government websites by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

StateScoop Awards

Two of the state's IT leaders are honored by StateScoop. Chief Digital Officer Nikhil Deshpande is among eight people nationwide to receive the State Leadership of the Year Award, while Walter Tong, formerly Director of Cyber Intelligence, is one of seven people named a State Cybersecurity Leader.

Georgia Gateway is among 12 projects nationwide recognized by StateScoop as a State IT Innovation of the Year.

2018 Top Women in Tech presented by StateScoop

Kendra Skeene, formerly Product Director for GTA's Digital Services Georgia, is named to the list of Top Women in Technology for the second year in a row by StateScoop.