FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s (ACT-IAC) Institute for Innovation announced that nominations are open for its annual Igniting Innovation 2016 Showcase and Awards. The program recognizes the most innovative uses of technology to improve government programs and services to citizens. Submissions from individuals and organizations in both the government and private sectors are due by January 15, 2016.
“Igniting Innovation was designed not only to recognize the brightest minds in government IT problem solving but also to showcase their ideas and successes,” said Andrew Robinson, chair of ACT-IAC’s Institute for Innovation. “Last year, there were more than 100 submissions and more than 800 people attended the event, which serves as a spring board to help spread best-practices to other IT professionals across government. The award winners receive unprecedented exposure.”
Although any individual or organization can submit a nomination, innovations must have been conceived, developed, deployed or upgraded in the last two years to be eligible. Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of government and industry executives who will select the Top 30 finalists. But the ultimate winners will be determined through a combination of judging and social media voting by attendees at the event. Previous winners include New York City Department of Transportation: NYCStreets Permit Management and Environmental Protection Agency and INDUS Corporation: How’s My Waterway?
Igniting Innovation Showcase and Awards will be held in April 2016 in Washington, D.C. The event will celebrate the best and brightest innovators working to improve the business of government.
To nominate an innovation or learn more about the Igniting Innovation 206 Showcase and Awards, visit: http://www.actiac.org/ignitinginnovation2016.
About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Collaboration and Action
ACT-IAC is the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community and an example of how government and industry work together. ACT-IAC is a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government through collaboration and education. The organization provides an objective, vendor and technology-neutral and ethical forum where government and industry are working together to develop innovative strategies, effective and efficient solutions and best practices. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver).