ACT-IAC Announces 2014 Igniting Innovation Awards Top 30 Finalists

Register today for February 6th Showcase and cast your vote via social media during the event to select overall winner

FAIRFAX, Va.--()--The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community, today announced the Top 30 finalists for Igniting Innovation 2014 Showcase and Awards. Finalists were selected from a diverse pool of solutions, tools, services and programs developed by government and industry leaders to address some of the government’s biggest IT challenges. The Top 30 will exhibit their solutions at the Igniting Innovation Showcase and Award event on February 6, 2014 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

“We are proud to recognize the unique ways in which this year’s finalists are transforming IT to advance the mission of government,” said Chris Smith, Igniting Innovation Program Chair. “The Showcase and Award event will further highlight results that agencies are receiving from these innovative programs and encourage adoption by more government and industry IT leaders.”

View the list of 2014 Igniting Innovation Top 30 Finalists at

A panel of judges comprised of government and industry IT leaders evaluated this year’s nominations by employing comprehensive criteria, such as: risk and novelty; collaboration and engagement; efficiency and effectiveness; and transferability and scalability. The Top 30 finalists represent a broad range of IT innovations supporting both the defense and civilian markets at all levels: federal, state and local.

The Top 8, which will be selected via social media voting during the February 6th Showcase and Awards event, will gain national exposure through live presentations to the judging panel, IT executives, influencers and media. Following the presentations, social media voting will be employed again to select one overall Igniting Innovation winner. Additional “Dynamite” awards will be given in the areas of: most disruptive; 3Rs (reduce, recycle, reuse); high risk/high reward; greatest citizen impact; and incubator.

Government and industry IT professionals are invited to join members of ACT-IAC at the Igniting Innovation Showcase and Awards event on February 6, 2014. Showcase entry is complimentary to all. Register today by visiting:

Prior to the event, the social media voting tool will be distributed via email to all pre-registered attendees for downloading. During the event, the tool will also be available onsite for download by attendees.

For more information on the 2014 Igniting Innovation Showcase and Awards, contact Sara DeCarlo at ACT-IAC via email ( or call (703) 362-0410.

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About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Collaboration and Action

ACT-IAC has been recognized as the premier government IT community’s public-private partnership and is an example of how government and industry work together. We are a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government in serving the public through the effective application of IT resources. Our education, training, programming and collaboration opportunities enhance and advance the government IT profession. ACT-IAC’s objective, vendor- and technology-neutral, and ethical forum allow government and industry to collaborate and improve government through technology. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in the Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver).

Learn more about our organization and how to become a member at or call 703-208-4800.


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Brian Lake, 703-207-0435