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2016 GCN dig IT Award Finalists Announced

(Vienna, VA, September 7, 2016)— GCN is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2016 GCN dig IT Awards.

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. The 2016 awards will celebrate leading—edge technologies and the pioneering IT professionals who are driving them forward.

"From the Internet to GPS to drones, much of the most exciting and important technology today has been either invented or driven by government,” GCN Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. “And when you look at this year’s nominations, you see all sort of great examples of pushing the envelope and discovering creative ways to make government work better with tech.”

The 2016 GCN dig IT Award Finalists:

Big Data, Analytics and Visualization:
  • Auction Optimization Model
    Federal Communications Commission
  • Homeland Security Information Network Exchange
    Department of Homeland Security
  • National Accuracy Clearinghouse
    Mississippi Department of Human Services
    Georgia Department of Human Services
    Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
    Alabama Department of Human Resources
    Florida Department of Children and Families
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • NIST Ballistics Toolmark Research Database
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
    National Institute of Justice
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Patient Movement Item Asset Tracking Project
    Air Mobility Command, U.S. Air Force
  • Real-Time Automated Parole Data Replication
    New Jersey State Parole Board
    New Jersey State Police
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
Cloud and Infrastructure:
  • Regional Emergency Number System Deployment
    Ark-Tex Council of Governments
  • Analytics and Data Sharing Platform to Track Disease Transmission
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • IT Consolidation and Enterprise Architecture
    Louisiana Department of Health
    Louisiana Office of Technology Services
  • myServices
    Department of State
  • Online Public Inspection Files
    Federal Communications Commission
  • Workforce Integrated Performance System
    Department of Labor
  • Adversarial Tactics, Techniques and Common Knowledge
    The MITRE Corporation
  • Personal Identity Validation and Single Sign On Enablement
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • GrantSolutions Two Factor Authentication Implementation
    Department of Health and Human Services
  • Hack the Pentagon
    Department of Defense
  • Fortify for Forge
    Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Integrated Security Operations Center for Situational Awareness and Collaborative Cybersecurity Defense
    City of Los Angeles
  • Aero App Electronic Flight Bag
    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Enterprise Mobile Provisioning Service
    Social Security Administration
  • Fleet Management System 2 Go
    General Services Administration
  • Gov2Go
    Information Network of Arkansas
  • Eagle Directed Identification Environment Application
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Mobile App Software Assurance Research and Development Project
    Department of Homeland Security
Robotics, Automation and UAS:
  • Automated Radio Testing
    City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency
  • FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Registration Website
    Federal Aviation Administration
  • Process Robotics
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Deploying Drones for Bridge Inspections
    Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System Program
    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • SkyTracker Drone Detection System
    Federal Aviation Administration
Other - Open Data:
  • CitySDK
    US Census Bureau
  • Commerce Data Usability Project
    Commerce Data Service
  • Data Format Description Language (DFDL) and the open source Daffodil DFDL processor
    Department of Defense
  • DHS Data Framework
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Next-Gen IT Dashboard
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Open Prince George's County
    Prince George's County Office of Information Technology

The finalists will be profiled in the coming weeks in GCN and on They also will be honored in person at the GCN dig IT Awards Gala on October 13th, at the Ritz-Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, VA. The overall winner in each category, as selected by our judging panel of top government IT innovators, will also be announced at the October 13th Gala.

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About GCN
GCN covers the technology, tools and tactics that make innovative IT possible in the public sector. Its editorial mission is to deliver technology assessments, recommendations and case studies to support the public sector IT managers who are responsible for the specification, evaluation and selection of technology solutions. GCN is the only media brand that serves the full scope of technology decision makers in the federal, state & local and education markets (FED/SLED).

Emily Jacobs


Posted on September 7, 2016 at 1:19 PM