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The program was one of 11 state government initiatives honored at NASCIO’s annual conference in Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers honored 11 state government initiatives for its 2015 State IT Recognition Awards on Tuesday evening at its annual conference, including a cybersecurity program in the state of Colorado recently featured by Route Fifty.
"It has been a great privilege to co-chair the NASCIO Awards Committee," Oklahoma Chief Information Officer Bo Reese and Delaware Chief Information Officer James Collins said in a joint statement. "The volume of quality submissions demonstrates the integral role information technology plays in delivering government services. Citizens are the ultimate beneficiaries of the impressive innovations occurring across the country."
Secure Colorado, an initiative launched in 2012, is, as Route Fifty wrote, the Centennial State’s “first-ever cyber defense strategic improvement plan and prioritizes protecting information commensurate to its criticality to agencies, researching security solutions to outpace emerging threats, forming partnerships with the public sector and academia to share intelligence, and continually assessing legal compliance.”
Read more about Secure Colorado on Route Fifty.
The complete list of NASCIO award winners:
Cross Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships State of Colorado: Universal Application Cybersecurity State of Colorado: Secure Colorado: Achieving Quick and Sustainable Risk Reduction Digital Government: Government to Business Commonwealth of Virginia: Enhancing Customer Service through the Mobile Collectors Application Digital Government: Government to Citizen Commonwealth of Virginia: Electronic Death Registration and Birth Certificates on Demand Disaster Recovery/Security and Business Continuity Readiness State of Oregon: Oregon-Montana Disaster Recovery Emerging and Innovative Technologies State of Oregon: OReGO: Oregon Road Usage Charge Enterprise IT Management Initiatives State of Ohio: IT Optimization: Driving Business Value Improving State Operations State of Idaho: Internet Unemployment System (iUS) Information Communications Technology Innovations State of Minnesota: Connecting 100,000 Minnesotans with Jobs: Using Technology to Transform Government Open Government Initiatives State of Michigan: Enterprise Information Management State CIO Special Recognition State of North Carolina: North Carolina Innovation Center
Michael Grass is Executive Editor of Government Executive’s Route Fifty.
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