Reminder: Excellence.Gov Awards nominations due November 16th

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I’m co-chairing the 2008 Excellence.Gov Awards, with Andy Lieber of Grant Thornton, and last Friday we extended the nomination deadline to Friday November 16. So get your nominations in, at For all the info you need, click to continue reading. 

The 2008 Excellence.Gov Awards

Sponsored by the Industry Advisory Council’s Collaboration & Transformation Shared Interest Group

This Year’s Theme: “Improving Organizational Performance Using Information Technology” 

Nominations are now open for the 2008 Excellence.Gov Awards, and we want to hear from you! Are you working on a program that deserves recognition or do you know of one? Each year the Excellence.Gov Awards recognize the federal government’s best IT projects and we need your help in identifying those truly deserving programs. 

The theme for this year’s Excellence.Gov Awards, “Improving Organizational Performance Using Information Technology,” focuses on how federal government organizations use IT to improve mission delivery to citizens, businesses, taxpayers, other government agencies, and other end-users. A panel of judges comprised of both federal government and industry executives will evaluate each nomination for organizational improvements in the following are as: 

• Reduced costs

• Increased productivity

• Improved management decision-making ability

• Improved response time to customers (citizens, businesses, taxpayers, other government agencies, etc.)

• Improved governance

• Project’s influence on PART scores 

Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2007.

The top 20 finalists, including the top 5 award winners, will be highlighted at an award luncheon in March 2008. 

Please visit the ACT-IAC website to download a nomination form and to submit the completed form:

For additional information on the 2008 Excellence.Gov Awards, please contact this year’s chair, Andy Lieber of Grant Thornton LLP at or 703–637-2791, or Dave Cassidy, Chair of the 2007 Excellence.Gov Awards and Vice Chair in 2008, at or 202–742-8471.

Lastly, the Collaboration & Transformation SIG is expected to release a white paper based on the five winning programs from 2007 by the end of November, stay tuned.