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2016 GCN dig IT Awards Call for Nominations Now Open

Revamped awards celebrate discovery and innovation in government IT

(VIENNA, VA., April 19, 2016)— GCN and 1105 Public Sector Media Group are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2016 GCN dig IT Awards are now being accepted.

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.

"Most people know that the government invented the Internet and developed GPS," GCN Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. 'But there are so many more examples, each and every year, where public sector is sparking important innovations that don't get nearly the attention they deserve. And governments at all levels are taking new technologies developed elsewhere and using them in remarkably creative ways. That's what led us to the dig IT acronym – this discovery and innovation in government IT should really be put in the spotlight."

The 2016 awards will celebrate leading-edge technologies and the pioneering IT professionals who are driving them forward – a shift from celebrating the teams and project management to an emphasis on the tech that powers key government programs. Anyone may submit a nomination, and all projects developed, tested or deployed by a government agency are eligible.

For each category, a list of finalists will be announced in late July, with the winner named the night of the event by a tech visionary. 2016 Award categories include: Cybersecurity; Cloud & Infrastructure; Data, Analytics & Visualization; Mobile and Robotics & Unmanned Systems – plus an award for the disruptive technologies that are emerging so quickly they don't fit into any of these categories.

GCN Award winners will be featured in the October issue of GCN and at the GCN dig IT Awards Gala celebration October 13, 2016.

At the Gala, 1105 Media will also honor individual employees from the public and private sectors as FCW’s 2016 Rising Stars. These individuals, who are in the first 10 years of their federal IT careers, have made significant impacts on the government technology community and appear poised for broader leadership roles in the years to come.

For more information on the GCN dig IT Awards and to submit a nomination, visit

About GCN
GCN delivers technology assessments, recommendations and case studies to support public sector IT managers who are responsible for the specification, evaluation and selection of technology solutions.

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services.

For more information, please contact:
Alicia Chew
Phone: 703.876.5137


Posted on April 19, 2016 at 1:19 PM