Excellence.Gov Awards Recognize Programs for Transparency Achievements
Washington, DC, March 19, 2009: TCG, a leading government technology strategy and IT advisor, announced today that two government programs that the company supports are finalists for a prestigious government IT award.
The NIH Neuroimaging Informatics Tools & Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) and OMB/Education Budget Formulation and Execution Line of Business (BFELoB) programs are short-listed for the 2009 Excellence.Gov Awards which, this year, has the theme of “Transparency: Using IT to improve the interaction between Government and its Stakeholders.” The top five awardees will be announced at the awards luncheon on April 14, 2009, which is open to the public. To register for the event, go to www.actgov.org .
TCG supports both NITRC and the BFELoB with a range of services, including program management, systems architecture and development, operations and maintenance, outreach, and marketing.
“Programs like NITRC and the BFELoB demonstrate a commitment to President Obama’s goal of transparency in government,” said Daniel Turner, President of TCG. “It’s pleasing that the judges recognize that. As important, these programs are improving government performance while saving money, which supports TCG’s goal of saving the US taxpayer $1 billion by 2016. We are proud to support such high-performing programs as NITRC and the BFELoB.”
The complete list of 21 finalists is as follows (in alphabetical order):
- AIDS.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of HIV/AIDS Policy;
- Budget Formulation and Execution Line of Business (BFELoB), Department of Education, Managing Partner Office of Management and Budget, Policy Lead;
- Doing Business with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Using the Electronic Information Exchange (EIE), Office of Information Services;
- e‑Government Portal & Master Data Management, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB);
- Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI), Office of Personnel Management Human Resources Line of Business;
- ESnet4, the Energy Sciences Network 4th Generation, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research;
- Facility Registry System (FRS), United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Environmental Information (OEI);
- Federal Trade Commission Consumer Response System & Services (FTC CRSS) Program, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection (FTC BCP);
- 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);
- Global Legal Information Network (GLIN), The Library of Congress, Law Library of Congress (LLOC);
- GovPay, Department of the Interior, National Business Center, Acquisition Services Directorate (AQD);
- GSA Infrastructure Technology Global Operations (GITGO), GSA Office of the Chief Information Officer;
- Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE), General Services Administration (GSA) / Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, Office of Acquisition Systems;
- MSC.gov, Media Services Center (MSC) of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO);
- Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC), NIH Institutes;
- Ready Retirement, Social Security Administration (SSA);
- Research.gov, National Science Foundation;
- 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);
- USASearch, the U.S. Government’s Official Web Search Engine, GSA Office of Citizen Services, U.S. General Services Administration;
- Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI): Passport Card and Border Crossing Card (BCC), Department of State/Consular Affairs (DOS/CA);
- www.travel.state.gov, Department of State/Consular Affairs/Consular Systems and Technology (CA/CST)
TCG (Turner Consulting Group, www.tcg.com), a Washington, DC-based company, is a business process and IT advisory services company with a focus on grants management and scientific community support.
TCG helps government agencies use the power of the Internet and the Web to better interact with the public, and to generate internal cost savings and efficiencies. TCG projects have won awards for their groundbreaking achievements: TCG piloted the first inter-agency grants management system, and created the first inter-agency Web-based government system to receive secure information from the general public.
TCG was ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States in 2007 and 2001. The firm has been on Washington Technology’s Fast 50. The company was SEI-assessed at Capability Maturity Model Integration Maturity Level 2 in April 2004, and aims to save US taxpayers $1 billion by 2016.
For more information, contact David G. Cassidy on 202–742-8471 or firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.tcg.com.
About ACT-IAC and the 2009 Excellence.Gov Awards
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.
IAC’s Collaboration and Transformation Shared Interest Group (C&T SIG) administers the Excellence.Gov Awards, which are in their ninth year. The SIG created these awards to recognize the federal government’s best IT projects and the list of nominations has grown substantially over the years.
For 2009, the 21 program finalists all met the stringent criteria for “demonstrating excellence in improving organizational performance using information technology.” On Tuesday, April 14th all 21 finalists will be honored and winners announced at the Excellence.Gov Awards ceremony and reception, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.
Each year, the Excellence.Gov Awards recognize the federal government’s best IT projects and the SIG selects a different theme for the awards. This year’s theme, “Transparency: Using IT to improve the interaction between Government and its Stakeholders” focuses on how government organizations use IT to increase transparency to the public to improve the public’s ability to acquire government information and directly improve an agency’s ability to deliver transparent information to the public or to a particular constituency. A panel of 25 judges — federal government and industry executives — reviewed 60 nominations and selected 20 to be recognized at the ceremony.
More information is available at www.actgov.org, and by contacting the 2009 award chair, Andy Lieber of Grant Thornton LLP (703–637-2791 or Andrew.email@example.com.