2018 Government Innovation Award Winners Announced

The publications of 1105 Public Sector Media Group are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Government Innovation Awards.

Vienna, Virginia, UNITED STATES

McLean, VA, Aug. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- These awards celebrate transformative government projects, individual change agents and industry partners that are reimagining public-sector IT. True innovation in government is a team effort, and the award categories reflect that collaboration.

This year's winners include:

  • 20 Rising Stars, early-career leaders from both government and industry;
  • 25 Industry Innovators, firms that are bringing world-class solutions to their government customers; and
  • 36 Public Sector Innovations, projects from federal, state and local agencies that feature both cutting-edge technology and creative approaches to critical government missions.

These winning projects, companies and individuals will be celebrated at the Government Innovation Awards dinner on Nov. 8 at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia. Details on that event, and the award program overall, can be found at governmentinnovationawards.com

"Government often doesn't get the credit it deserves for driving truly impressive innovation," FCW and GCN Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. "Many of the most important technologies we depend on every day spun out of government efforts, and those successes were made possible by the combined work of agencies, industry partners and countless talented individuals. As the list of 2018 winners makes clear, those collaborations continue to produce great things."

Detailed profiles of all the winners will be published this fall in FCW, GCN, Washington Technology and Defense Systems, both online and in print.

The 2018 Government Innovation Award winners are:


3-D Printing for Replacement F-35 Parts

U.S. Marine Corps, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Combat Logistic Battalion 31

Administrative Data Research Facility

Census Bureau

Ambient Temperature Monitoring in the Global Supply Chain


Business Intelligence for Better Oversight

Government Accountability Office


Department of Health and Human Services

Career PathFinder

County of Los Angeles


General Services Administration

Cyber Direct Commissioning Program

U.S Army, Cyber Command

Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment

Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate


General Services Administration

FedRAMP Tailored

General Services Administration

High-Fidelity Adaptive Deception & Emulation System

Sandia National Laboratories

HSIN Migration to AWS GovCloud

Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)

Human Capital IT Modernization

Office of Personnel Management, Human Resources Line of Business (HRLOB)

Intelligent Grants Automation

Department of Health and Human Services

International Trade Blockchain Proof of Concept

Customs and Border Protection

JPL Open Source Rover

NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

LEADER Replacement System (LRS)

Los Angeles County, Department of Public Social Services


Missouri National Guard/Air National Guard

North Atlantic Right Whale Protection System

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

OC Ballot Express

Orange County, Calif., Registrar of Voters

Ohio Benefits Process Automation Pilot Project

Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Paper Automation & Digitization

Federal Election Commission

Risk-limiting post-election audits

Colorado Department of State

Roadway Monitoring with AI and IoT

City of South Bend, Ind., Department of Public Works

Software-Defined Networking for the DISN and the DoDIN

Defense Information Systems Agency


Virginia Commonwealth Center of Recurrent Flooding Resiliency; City of Virginia Beach; City of Newport News; City of Norfolk; National Institute of Standards and Technology

Transforming SBA Cybersecurity via the Cloud

Small Business Administration

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Healthcare Delivery


Unstructured Machinery Repair for Navy Ships

U.S. Navy, Military Sealift Command

VA Medical Images & Reports

Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP)

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Virtual Situation Room

City of Independence, Ore.

Wake County Tax Assessment Model

Wake County, N.C., Revenue Department

Wireless Vital Signs Monitor

U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Research

Wrong-Way Driver Detection System

Arizona Department of Transportation


Combiz Richard Abdolrahimi

Global Emerging Technology & Innovation Strategist, Senior Advisor Manager, Government & Public Services, Deloitte

Qituwra Anderson

Content Designer, 18F, Technology Transformation Services, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration

Jeremiah Burch

Scrum Master, TCG

Capt. Keely J. Carrigan

Operations Flight Commander, 707th Communications Squadron, U.S. Air Force

Michael B. Cox

Data Scientist and Team Lead for Internet of Things, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Senior Airman Christopher R. Deforge

Geospatial Analyst/Full-Motion Video Screener, 45th Intelligence Squadron, U.S. Air Force

Anjelica B. Dortch

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Federal CIO, Office of Management and Budget

Akoua Enow

Management and Program Analyst, Office of Information Technology, Transportation Security Administration

Benjamin Franich

Business Development Manager, Edgewater Federal Solutions

Ryan Hillard

IT Specialist/Systems Developer, Business Technology Solutions, Office of the CIO, Small Business Administration

Nicholas Holtz

Digital Services Expert, U.S. Digital Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Daisy O. James

Project Manager, Enterprise Services, Office of Information and Technology , Passenger Systems Program Directorate, Customs and Border Protection

Danielle Lauhoff

Project Manager, Telos Corporation

Katherine M. Katina

Business Development Associate, SAIC

Oki Mek

Emerging Technology Strategist, Department of Health and Human Services

Taylor C. Roberts

Cybersecurity Advisor, Office of Management and Budget

Capt. Anthony N. Rodriguez

Aide-de-Camp to the Commander, 24th Air Force, U.S. Air Force

Sunil Sadasivan

Senior Engineering Lead, Nava Public Benefit Corporation

Henry Sowell

Chief Information Officer at Hortonworks Federal and Technical Director, Hortonworks

Drew Zachary

Program Director, Opportunity Project, and Co-Managing Director, Census Open Innovation Labs, Census Bureau, Department of Commerce


Accenture Federal Services

Akamai Technologies

The Ambit Group

Booz Allen Hamilton


CGI Federal

Chemonics International




Intelligent Waves LLC





Merlin International

NCI, Inc.

Ntrepid Corporation




Red River Technology LLC

RIVA Solutions, Inc.

Trillium Secure, Inc.

Vexcel Imaging Inc.

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