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Deadline extended for Industry Innovator Awards

A lot of effort goes into innovation, as does what goes into nominating your successes for recognition. So we’ve extended the deadline for the 2021 Industry Innovation Awards.

In fact, the deadline for all the Government Innovation Awards has been extended to 11:59 Eastern time on Friday, July 16.

Click here to submit your nomination. Don’t wait until the night before.

This is a great opportunity to brag about what you’ve accomplished in a year that really has been like no other.

We want to recognize and celebrate the vital role government contractors play in the public sector IT community.

Any company supporting the public sector is eligible for a 2021 Industry Innovator award. Nominees will be judged based on their contributions and leadership in the government market over the past year.

We are looking for examples of what industry has done to bring innovation to their government customers. We aren’t looking for work on a specific project, but instead seeking examples of how you have developed a technology solution or offering that meets a customer need in a new and unique way.

Winners will be selected on three core criteria:

Tangible evidence of efforts driving innovation in this space. That includes but is not limited to internal investments, acquisitions, partnerships or alliances, relevant patents and key contract wins.

The innovative solution itself -- both the technology involved and how the company is leveraging it.

Mission impact: problems or challenges that government customers need to solve, and how this innovative company is helping to address those challenges.

The form calls out several specific technology areas -- artificial intelligence, analytics and automation, cybersecurity, cloud and infrastructure, digital transformation, Internet of Things and smart cities, and unmanned systems.

But your company’s work can be in any corner of government IT. The focus should be on how your solution serves your customer and addresses a need.

The awards program is part of broader effort by Washington Technology and our sibling publications FCW, GCN and Defense Systems to recognize and celebrate innovations that are occurring across the government market.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Jul 01, 2021 at 1:55 PM


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