Virginia honors technology pioneers
- By Eric Kulisch
- Oct 02, 2000
Virginia honored four state and local agencies last week for using technology
to better achieve their missions.
The winners of the Governor's Technology Awards were announced during the
second annual Commonwealth of Virginia Information
Technology Symposium (COVITS) at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington.
The winners in each category are:
* State agency: The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for its Digital
Signature Initiative and Electronic Forms, the only such system in Virginia.
* Local government: The Prince William County Library System for its Library
Connection @ Manassas Mall, a storefront space that provides free access
to computer workstations. It's linked by 25 computer workstations to the
electronic resources of the county library system, including the catalog
and databases as well as educational software.
* Higher education: Longwood College for its Web-based undergraduate application
and payment submission system.
* K-12 education: City of Fairfax for its Lanier Electronic Learning Area.
LELA is a network that connects a central school server to thin-client computers
in students' homes. The server contains data and software that the student
can use from home to study, do homework, to link with other students, connect
to the Internet or create a Web page.
More than 500 information technology decision-makers representing state
and local government, institutions of higher education and the private sector
attended COVITS. It focused on the security, design, integration and management
of the state's information systems.