Georgia Scores Impressive Wins in NASCIO Awards

Georgia state agencies have earned impressive wins in recent years in the State IT Recognition Awards, which are sponsored annually by the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO). It’s arguably the most competitive and prestigious awards program in the nation that honors state agencies for their achievements in the innovative use of information technology.

For the 30th annual NASCIO awards in 2018, Georgia Gateway, the state’s consolidated system for determining eligibility for an array of public-assistance programs, received a first-place award in the category of Cross-boundary Collaboration and Partnerships. Georgia Gateway is managed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) but also incorporates public-assistance programs from the departments of Community Health, Public Health, and Early Care and Learning. For more details, see Georgia Technology Innovation Showcase.

DHS also received a first-place award from NASCIO in 2017 for its Child Support Services Mobile App, which allows non-custodial parents to make child support payments on their mobile phones. In addition, technology projects from the departments of Revenue and Transportation were named finalists in the 2017 awards program.

First-place awards were presented to the Georgia Technology Authority in 2016 for its Web Accessibility Initiative and to the University System of Georgia (USG) in 2014 for its integrated learning platform. USG was named a finalist in 2013 for an online information repository, and the State Road and Tollway Authority was named a finalist in 2012 for its I-85 Express Lanes.

NASCIO is the nation’s leading resource for state CIOs and a prominent advocate for technology policy at all government levels.