Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Accenture Announce 2002 Digital Government Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C.; June 25, 2002 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) School of Architecture and Planning and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today presented the Digital Government Awards in six categories during the E-Gov Conference in Washington, D.C.

This year’s award recipients include the:

This third annual awards presentation made by MIT and Accenture recognized best practices in digital government and higher education. The Digital Government Award recipients were selected from approximately 125 finalists from across the United States. The awards were presented in federal, state and local government categories to honor best practices in existing services delivered via the Internet. Awards were also presented for higher education, most innovative pilot or prototype program, and the new category of Agent of Change that recognizes outstanding individual contributions.

Daniel Greenwood, director of the MIT eCommerce Architecture program, and Stan Gutkowski, an Accenture managing partner, presented the awards to this year’s honorees before nearly 1,000 government and industry executives.

“These organizations have moved beyond mere integration of existing services that are transported onto the Internet,” said Greenwood. "Now they are innovatively extending their service-delivery capabilities with customer-centered designs and tools that enable multi-channel interactions with constituents.”

“We congratulate this year’s award winners for their innovative spirit and superior accomplishments,” said Gutkowski. “We introduced the Agent of Change category this year to recognize individual leadership and vision. Our inaugural winner has demonstrated a keen understanding that transforming government comes not from simply moving services online, but from redesigning the organization and processes to put citizens at the center of the service-delivery model.”

Award Winners:

To participate in the awards program, government organizations, public corporations, and higher education institutions in the United States submitted nominations for existing, Web-enabled, digital solutions or services. Nominations were viewed and judged online by a panel of leaders in academia, government and other organizations. Awards for each category will be based on the degree of creative thinking and innovative use of Web-enabled technology used to create or enhance service delivery; the extent to which the nomination successfully addresses a significant problem faced by the users or the organization; the level of transformation and demonstrated effectiveness and tangible results achieved in the delivery of the program or service.

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