Annual State of Utah CIO Awards were presented today by Governor Walker and CIO Val Oveson. Here are the awardees:
- Digital Democracy - Legislative Research for Online Tracking of Legislation
- Customizing Payment Services for Businesses and Citizens - Tax Commission for TaxExpress and Payment Express (which I used again this morning for my vehicle registration; took less than 2 minutes)
- Public/Private Partnership to Increase Access to Government - ITS and Utah Interactive for Utah.gov and 24/7 Live Help Online
- Outstanding Customer Service - Office of Vital Records & Statistics for Secure Internet Link for Vital Records (SILVER)
- Outstanding Application for Service to Business - Division of Corporations and Commercial Code for Online Uniform Commercal Code Filing
- Leveraging a National Solution - Parks and Rec for Online Campground Reservations
- Technology in Communications - Public Safety for Amber Alert System
- Government Goes e-Auction - Division of Fleet and Surplus Services for Online Auction
- Outstanding Online Application, Doing Business with Government - UDOT for Electronic Bid System for Contractors
- Outstanding Enterprise Initiative for Services for Citizens - Workforce Services, Health, and Human Services for Utah Cares
- Outstanding Enterprise Initiative for New Businesses - DWS, Commerce Tax, Salt Lake City, Sandy, Provo and Logan for One Stop Business Registration
- Outstanding Enterprise Initiative for Business - DCED, Commerce, Utah Interactive, Tax, DWS, SBA, SBDC, and Administrative Services for Utah Business Portal
It was a good year for e-government in Utah.
On another note, Utah's CIO Val Oveson, speaking at a national government CIO summit in Florida suggested that "a department's chief executive officer should be the CIO. The CEO has the best grasp on an organization's business and vision."