NASCIO applauds state programs
- By Dibya Sarkar
- Sep 21, 2001
In its annual competition for outstanding information technology programs,
the National Association of State Chief Information Officers recently recognized
projects, ranging from online education to tax compliance, from 11 states.
This year, the association received 117 nominations from 30 states.
Winners were selected in nine categories, and two special recognition awards
were also given. Criteria for selection were based on project description,
how long the project has been working, its significance to government, its
benefits to agencies and constituents, and its return on investment.
The awards were have to been announced at NASCIO's annual conference,
scheduled for Sept. 16-18 in New Orleans. But the event was canceled in
the wake of the terrorist attacks Sept. 11.
The awards (www.nascio.org/awards) include:
* NC Classes On-Line, an initiative to encourage North Carolina teachers
to develop their own classroom Web pages, thereby promoting accessibility.
* The Advanced Regional Traffic Interactive Management and Information
System Traveler Advisory Telephone Service (ARTIMIS TATS), an intelligent-transportation-system
project that manages traffic in the northern Kentucky and Cincinnati metropolitan
* CAL-Buy, California's online procurement system, developed with Accenture.
* Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Connect program, which standardizes desktop
software and e-mail statewide.
* FARSTaR (Field Audit Research, Selection, Tracking and Reporting),
the Michigan Revenue Compliance Bureau's fully automated and integrated
audit compliance process for more than 550,000 registered business taxpayers.
* Idaho's Web-based Information Technology Training Program, which combines
the IT training resources of state agencies, higher education institutions,
major computer hardware and software firms, and private training organizations.
* A public/private partnership between the Virginia Department of Taxation
and American Management Systems Inc. to re-engineer the agency's business
processes to manage state revenues.
* eChild Support, an Internet-based solution by New Mexico's Human Services
Department and Accenture to help parents and employers exchange information
on child support.
* The Washington State Digital Government Plan, designed to help agencies
build e-government applications through collaboration rather than duplicating
* A statewide effort by West Virginia's government to help all its public
schools receive E-Rate funding for Internet access.
* The System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing (SERFF), an automated
system for states to receive, comment on, and approve or reject insurance
industry rate and form filings.