Government Innovation Awards

Last call for 2021 innovation nominations

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The deadline for 2021 Government Innovation Award nominations is fast approaching.  Don't miss this opportunity to spotlight outstanding government programs, industry partners and individual contributors;  be sure to complete your submissions by 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 15.

There are three award categories to consider:

  • Rising Stars. These are individual awards, recognizing early-career phenoms whose leadership, innovation and all-around extra effort are having a powerful and positive impact.
  • Industry Innovators. These awards recognize companies that are bringing innovative technology solutions to their government customers.
  • Public Sector Innovations. The centerpiece of the Government Innovation Awards program, this category honors transformative tech that is truly reinventing government at the federal, state or local level via a specific project or program. That potentially mission-critical impact can stem from a new technology itself or from the innovative ways established tech is being leveraged to make government function better.

So please be thinking about efforts across government that you believe are worthy of a Government Innovation Award, and get those nominations submitted today!

About the Author

Troy K. Schneider is the Editor-in-Chief of both FCW and GCN, two of the oldest and most influential publications in public-sector IT. Both publications (originally known as Federal Computer Week and Government Computer News, respectively) are owned by GovExec. Mr. Schneider also serves GovExec's General Manager for Government Technology Brands.

Mr. Schneider previously served as New America Foundation’s Director of Media & Technology, and before that was Managing Director for Electronic Publishing at the Atlantic Media Company, where he oversaw the online operations of The Atlantic Monthly, National Journal, The Hotline and The Almanac of American Politics, among other publications. The founding editor of, Mr. Schneider also helped launch the political site in the mid-1990s, and worked on the earliest online efforts of the Los Angeles Times and Newsday. He began his career in print journalism, and has written for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times,, Slate, Politico, Governing, and many of the other titles listed above.

Mr. Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.


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