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December 1, 2009
State departments among 'Best of California' winners

The Center for Digital Governmenthas recognized several state departments with its "2009 Best of California Awards" for achievements in leadership and information technology.

A panel of state and local government chief information officers chose the winners from applications submitted over the summer. The center started giving the awards in 2002.

A recognition ceremony is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. on Thursday at the Sacramento Convention Center. It's part of a day-long, public sector-only event focused on how state, regional and local governments are using technology. Click here for more details.

And click the following link for a list of the award winners.

Leadership in Solving Business and Policy Problems through Technology
Jerry Sanders, Mayor, City of San Diego, California

Leadership in Management of Information Technology
Doug Albrecht, Director of Information Management, Port of Long Beach

Excellence in Project Delivery
The Genetic Disease Screening Program, Screening Information System Development Team; CA Dept. Public Health

Excellence in Rapid Project Delivery
Records Retention Center IT HUB Relocation Project Team, City of Los Angeles World Airports Office of IT Project Management

Excellence in IT Operations, Support and Service
Information Management Services Division, CA Department of Personnel Administration

Leadership in Solving Business and Policy Problems through Security Technology
California E-Hub Statewide Procurement and Implementation Team (multiple CA agencies)

Best Application Serving Organization Business Objectives
OneSD, City of San Diego
Online Assistance System for Insurer Submittals (OASIS), CA Dept. of Insurance

Best Application Serving the Public
Graffiti Abatement Referral System (GARS), County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works Screening Information System - Prenatal Screening Expansion, CA Dept. Public Health

Best Application Serving Multiple Jurisdictions or Organizations Within a Jurisdiction
"AVOID the 21" Portal - CA Office of Traffic Safety/Livermore Police for Alameda County; Livermore Police Department
Local Evaluation Online (LEO): Evaluating HIV Prevention, CA Dept. Public Health

Most Innovative Use of Technology
iPhone Government Services Locator, CA Office of the Chief Information Officer

The Green IT Award
DASH - Automation Software and Hardware System, CA Franchise Tax Board
Los Angeles County Solar Map

Geospatial Innovation Award
Field Automation for Sanitation Trucks (FAST), City of Los Angeles Public Works/Sanitation

Best State Government Web Site
California Department of Food and Agriculture Web Site

Best Local Government Web Site
San Diego County Web Site

Thanks to blog user L for making us aware of this.

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