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GCN names winners of 2016 digIT Awards for transformative technology

GCN has named the winners of its 2016 digIT Awards showcasing transformative technology in the government IT space.

The winners were picked from 36 finalists, all of which were recognized for their work in six categories including open data, cybersecurity, mobile and robotics.

GCN hailed them as “exceptional eamples of discovery and innovation in government IT.”

The winners were selected partly for the technology they used but largely for the creativity with which they applied it. For more coverage see

The finalists and winners are:

Big Data, Analytics and Visualization

Real-Time Automated Parole Data Replication (WINNER)
New Jersey State Parole Board
New Jersey State Police
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Auction Optimization Model
Federal Communications Commission

Homeland Security Information Network Exchange
Department of Homeland Security

National Accuracy Clearinghouse
Mississippi Department of Human Services
Georgia Department of Human Services
Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
Alabama Department of Human Resources
Florida Department of Children and Families
U.S. Department of Agriculture

NIST Ballistics Toolmark Research Database
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Patient Movement Item Asset Tracking Project
Air Mobility Command, U.S. Air Force

Cloud and Infrastructure

Regional Emergency Number System Deployment (WINNER)
Ark-Tex Council of Governments

Analytics and Data Sharing Platform to Track Disease Transmission
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

IT Consolidation and Enterprise Architecture
Louisiana Department of Health
Louisiana Office of Technology Services

Department of State

Online Public Inspection Files
Federal Communications Commission

Workforce Integrated Performance System
Department of Labor


Personal Identity Validation and Single Sign On Enablement (WINNER)
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Adversarial Tactics, Techniques and Common Knowledge
The MITRE Corporation

GrantSolutions Two Factor Authentication Implementation
Department of Health and Human Services

Hack the Pentagon
Department of Defense

Fortify for Forge
Defense Information Systems Agency

Integrated Security Operations Center for Situational Awareness and Collaborative Cybersecurity Defense
City of Los Angeles


Aero App Electronic Flight Bag (WINNER)
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Enterprise Mobile Provisioning Service
Social Security Administration

Fleet Management System 2 Go
General Services Administration

Information Network of Arkansas

Eagle Directed Identification Environment Application
Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Mobile App Software Assurance Research and Development Project
Department of Homeland Security

Robotics, Automation and UAS

Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System Program (WINNER)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Automated Radio Testing
City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency

FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft System Registration Website
Federal Aviation Administration

Process Robotics
Multiple federal agencies

Deploying Drones for Bridge Inspections
Minnesota Department of Transportation

SkyTracker Drone Detection System
Federal Aviation Administration

Editor’s Choice/Open Data

Open Prince George's County (WINNER)
Prince George's County Office of Information Technology

Census Bureau

Commerce Data Usability Project
Commerce Data Service

Data Format Description Language and the Open Source Daffodil DFDL Processor
Department of Defense

DHS Data Framework
Department of Homeland Security

Next-Gen IT Dashboard
Office of Management and Budget


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