Until now, the federal IT community has seen leadership and innovation as two separate categories, not least in the community’s various awards programs. The InnovateIT Awards program will recognize innovation and leadership towards sustained excellence across the three primary focus areas of the President’s Management Agenda:
1) Mission: Recognizes an individual or a team that used technology to drive mission value or adopted innovative techniques to combat security threats to solve a mission challenge.
2) Service: Recognizes an individual or a team that has implemented innovative, government-wide approaches to deliver better, more efficient services to citizens, partner agencies, or employees.
3) Stewardship: Recognizes an individual or a team that has improved the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of agency programs and operations to exercise effective responsibility over taxpayer dollar.
Two awards will be given in each category—one to a senior government leader and one to an emerging government leader.
These awards will be presented at the Senior Government Executive Dinner on July 11th, 2019.
Additionally, the program will recognize Outstanding Civilian Leader of the Year and Outstanding Industry Leader of the Year who have exemplified outstanding management to achieve efficiencies, effectiveness and provided leadership to spearhead IT initiatives that have delivered extraordinary results.
Award submissions were evaluated based on the following criteria:
The use of innovative techniques or the use of existing people, process and technology in innovative ways.