Each year ACT-IAC is proud to identify and recognize government programs and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the government IT community and ACT-IAC.
Outstanding Government IT Programs
In 2001 ACT-IAC established the Excellence.Gov Awards program to recognize best practices in the federal government's management and use of information technology assets. The Excellence.Gov Awards program recognizes those federal programs -- and their managers -- who have achieved exceptional results in the management of IT to support the government's mission and service citizens. Nominations are accepted beginning in October and the winners are recognized at an awards lunch in Washington, DC in April. The lunch is attended by almost 400 persons. Since its inception, the Excellence.Gov Awards have recognized over 150 exceptional federal programs using IT. Winners are also invited to demonstrate their programs at the annual Management of Change Conference.
Outstanding Individual Accomplishments
Janice K. Mendenhall Award
Since 2001 ACT-IAC has annually awarded the Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award to a government or industry professional who has made substantial contributions to the IT community over a significant period of time. The ACT-IAC membership is invited to submit nominations that are then reviewed by an Awards Committee. The final decision is made by the IAC Executive Committee. The award is presented at the Executive Leadership Conference.
John J. Franke Award
Since 1992 the American Council for Technology has presented the John J. Franke Award to an outstanding government executive. Nominees must embody the following traits: 1) Collaborator, 2) Thought Leader in Government, 3) Open to ideas and comments from a wide spectrum of government and industry officials, 4) Focused on outcomes which result in 'good government' 5) Works for the collective good, 6) Works across government at all levels. The ACT Board of Directors selects the winner and the award is presented at the Management of Change Conference.
Challenge Coins and Individual Awards
Each year ACT-IAC recognizes individuals who made a significant contribution to ACT-IAC. Opportunities for recognition include:
- Challenge Coins
- Individual Contributor of the Year - Government
- Individual Contributor of the Year - Industry
- Rookie of the Year