Best Overall Award Winner:
Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC)
National Institutes of Health, NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research
NITRC helps the government avoid waste by encouraging research laboratories to share their NIH-funded neuroimaging tools and resources. The valuable time and money saved could be redirected towards basic scientific research to understand key health concerns, giving rise to scientific discoveries and tools that otherwise would not have come about.
Excellence in Business Processes:
Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI)
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Office of Modernization Human Resources Line of Business (OMHR LoB)
The Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) program is modernizing the way that federal employees access and use HR information through an online electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) application, analytical tools, and a government-wide data warehouse. EHRI is responsible for the electronic conversion and storage of more than 1.8 million federal employee records.
Excellence in Leveraging Technology:
ESnet4, the Energy Sciences Network 4th Generation
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research
ESnet4 is a high-speed nationwide network designed and built to support and advance U.S. scientific capabilities and competitiveness by linking scientists at national laboratories and universities across the country. Consisting of multiple 10 Gb/s circuits, ESnet4 is able to reliably move the massive datasets resulting from large-scale scientific experiments. Through a combination of innovative uses of existing technologies and the development and application of homegrown networking protocols, estimates are that ESnet4 will generate cost savings of more than $20M between FY2007-2013 over scaling the previous generation network and availability of the network increased from 99.989% in 2006 to 99.997% in 2008.
Excellence in Transparency:
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
The Library of Congress, Law Library of Congress (LLOC)
GLIN.gov provides free access to the laws of the world in the 14 languages of the member countries that collaborate to share official legal documents with each other and with the public. Each document is certified as authentic, cataloged and tagged using a controlled vocabulary, which facilitates search and retrieval.
Excellence in Acquisition:
Department of the Interior, National Business Center, Acquisition Services Directorate (AQD)
GovPay is an electronic invoicing system supporting the Acquisition Services Directorate, its clients and vendor community. Invoices are submitted electronically by the vendor, award data and contact information verified, and the invoices moved along a predetermined federal workflow process; all with complete visibility by the vendor, program office, contracting officer, and finance.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of HIV/AIDS Policy
AIDS.gov is the Internet gateway to Federal domestic HIV/AIDS information. It provides basic HIV/AIDS information, links visitors to all Federal domestic HIV/AIDS resources, and supports the use of new media to deliver effective, low-cost HIV prevention, testing, and treatment messages to at-risk populations.
Budget Formulation and Execution Line of Business (BFELoB)
Department of Education, Managing Partner; Office of Management and Budget, Executive Sponsor
The purpose of the BFELoB is to build a “budget of the future” by automating the Federal budget process and promoting information sharing across government. Through this government-wide effort agency budget offices have developed common tools and identified best practices that have increased the efficiency and analytical capabilities in Federal budgeting.
Doing Business with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Using the Electronic Information Exchange (EIE)
Office of Information Services
The Electronic Information Exchange (EIE) provides secure electronic transmission of licensing and regulatory documents necessary for conducting business with those we regulate and the public. EIE fully enables the E-Filing Rule, which requires electronic submissions of documents in all agency hearings and proceedings. EIE was extended to other agency activities requiring secure submission of information, such as receiving information to conduct criminal history checks and reports detailing the fitness for duty of nuclear plant personnel.
e-Government Portal & Master Data Management
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
The NLRB adjudicates cases of unfair labor practices and petitions to unionize. Traditionally, cases were paper-filed. By automating this process, the project enables case stakeholders to electronically file case documents, track case updates, receive decisions electronically, and manage their profile on-line.
Facility Registry System (FRS)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Environmental Information (OEI)
FRS identifies facilities, sites, or places subject to environmental regulation or of environmental interest to EPA programs or delegated states. It links facility data across programs and provides the Agency with a centrally managed, single source of comprehensive and authoritative information on regulated facilities.
Federal Trade Commission Consumer Response System & Services (FTC CRSS) Program
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection (FTC BCP)
The FTC CRSS project successfully integrated three critical components of the agency’s consumer protection mission – the CRC, the DNC, and the CSN – into a unified system that allows consumers to access important consumer protection information, file complaints about unacceptable business practices, and register their telephone numbers to prevent unwanted telemarketer calls, while making the complaint and registration information immediately available to law enforcement organizations across the country and around the world.
Global Combat Support Systems–Air Force (GCSS-AF)
United States Air Force (USAF)/Air Force Material Command (AFMC)/Electronic Systems Command (ESC)/554th Electronic Systems Wing (554 ELSW)/HQ 754th Electronic Systems Group (754 ELSG)
GCSS-AF provides a common environment for AF IT programs reducing individual program costs, allowing integration of programs and data while providing a common security integration enabling data transparency to airmen, commanders and AF leaders.
GSA Infrastructure Technology Global Operations (GITGO)
GSA Office of the Chief Information Officer
GITGO combines 42 contracts and 15 helpdesks GSA IT into one 24x7 helpdesk, ensuring that 15,000 employees and contractors around the world receive superior IT support. GITGO consolidated IT people, processes, and technology, resulting in cost and operating efficiencies for GSA.
Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE)
General Services Administration (GSA) / Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, Office of Acquisition Systems
IAE facilitates all phases of the federal acquisition lifecycle, providing tools and capabilities which leverage shared services and simplify the process of conducting business across government for buyers, sellers, and the public. IAE provides business partners and the public greater visibility and transparency into the process of acquisition.
Media Services Center (MSC) of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
MSC.gov provides a single customer portal for production, management, and dissemination of “world-class” media products and services throughout the United States Intelligence Community.
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Ready Retirement is a transformational initiative that focuses on efficiency and enhancing customer service to ensure SSA is prepared for the 80 million baby boomers who will file for retirement over the next twenty years. The initiative: (1) educates the public so they are able to make informed decisions when applying for retirement, (2) provides a greatly simplified Internet enrollment application, and (3) includes streamlined policies and business processes for a more efficient adjudication process.
National Science Foundation
Research.gov is a partnership of federal agencies, led by NSF, working together to improve public access to information, to make government research spending more transparent, and to provide agencies and grantees with better proposal and award management services using modern and innovative technology solutions.
Transportation Coordinators’ – Automated Information for Movements System II (TC-AIMS II) Theater Operations (TOPS)
US Army Program Executive Office (PEO) Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS)
Provides near-real time reporting of unit and cargo movements throughout a theater of operations, allowing for automated anticipating, planning, executing, and monitoring of movements at all echelons tactical, operational, and strategic levels. Allows transparent interaction between Army units, commercial trucking companies, and financial institutions for payment.
USASearch, the U.S. Government’s Official Web Search Engine
GSA Office of Citizen Services, U.S. General Services Administration
USASearch is the U.S. Government’s official web search engine, providing citizens, businesses and agencies around the world with accurate, timely and consistent information about government programs and services. USASearch gives visitors 24/7 access to over 100 million documents from local, state and federal government agencies and a host of special features developed by government search editors.
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI): Passport Card and Border Crossing Card (BCC).
Department of State/Consular Affairs (DOS/CA)
These two new identity documents, a credit card-sized Passport Card for American citizens and an enhanced Border Crossing Card (BCC) for Mexican nationals, support legislation designed to enhance the security of our land borders. Both incorporate state-of-the-art security features to prevent forgery and a radio frequency id chip.
Department of State/Consular Affairs/Consular Systems and Technology (CA/CST)
TSG is a web portal through which DoS provides American citizens and foreign nationals, businesses and individuals, comprehensive and accurate travel-related information and services regarding visas, passports, international travel, children and international adoption, and laws and policies.