Nominate your project for the 2007 Excellence.Gov Awards!

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I’m the Chair of the ACT/IAC Excellence.Gov Awards this year. The awards are a very big deal in government and industry circles, and this year we’re focusing on “Leveraging Technology to Enhance Collaboration”. The idea is to highlight the very best in government IT.

So please encourage your team, clients, friends, and relatives to nominate their projects for the awards! Winners get a very special awards luncheon and recognition in the press and across government. All the other details are in the press release from ACT/IAC, below.

If you have any questions, let me know — I’d be happy to help!


FAIRFAX, Va., October 11, 2006 – The Industry Advisory Council’s (IAC) Collaboration and Transformation Shared Interest Group (SIG) today opened nominations for the 2007 Excellence.Gov Awards. These awards highlight the very best government IT projects, culminating in an annual award ceremony and an award-winner panel discussion that are some of IAC’s most popular events.

Building upon the charter to recognize and expand results-oriented electronic government, the theme for this year’s Excellence.Gov Awards is “Leveraging Technology to Enhance Collaboration,” focusing on how government organizations use innovative technologies to achieve their objectives and work together more effectively. Some examples might include collaboration for:

• Improved citizen impact

• Enhanced business operations

• Protecting the homeland

• Shared mission delivery

• Implementing Line of Business initiatives

“The Excellence.Gov Awards have proven to be a great way to recognize government teams for their successful work,” said David G. Cassidy, Chair of this year’s awards and Vice President at TCG. “This year’s topic of ‘collaboration’ is a natural progression from the ‘information sharing’ theme of 2006, and is particularly timely as our military and government focus more on the need to work across organizational boundaries to achieve greater successes.”

Any government IT project can be nominated through the closing date of December 4th. Nomination information is available on the ACT/IAC web site, at

Excellence.Gov Award winners are selected by a panel of judges representing both government and industry. The mission of IAC is to foster improved communication and understanding between government and industry. In support of this mission, the Collaboration and Transformation SIG provides a forum for government and industry to identify, explore and address issues that promote the implementation of IT-enabled government change that will benefit society.

About the American Council for Technology and the Industry Advisory Council

The American Council for Technology (ACT) is a non-profit educational organization established in 1979 to assist government in acquiring and using information technology resources effectively and efficiently. Working with all levels of government, ACT provides education, programming, and networking opportunities that enhance and advance the government IT profession. In 1989 ACT established the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) to bring industry and government executives together to exchange information, support professional development, improve communications, and build partnership and trust, thereby enhancing government’s ability to serve the nation. ACT and IAC work together to provide an objective, professional and ethical forum where government and industry leaders can collaborate on addressing common issues towards a shared vision. For more information, visit or call (703) 208‑4800.