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Finalists Announced for Igniting Innovation 2017

Showcase and Awards Highlight Innovative Programs in Government

February 14, 2017 | American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community, officially announced the Top 30 Finalists for the fourth annual Igniting Innovation 2017 Showcase and Awards event.

"Igniting Innovation 2017 will feature innovative programs tackling government's most challenging issues by leveraging technology."

Finalists will exhibit their innovations at the Igniting Innovation Showcase and Awards event on March 14, 2017 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. Innovations developed by government, industry, and partnerships, at the federal, state, and local levels, will feature examples of improving processes through automation, providing new digital services, and implementing cutting edge technologies.

"We are excited about showcasing the best innovations to improve services to citizens and government programs," said Maria Roat and James Wallin, this year's co-chairs. "Our finalists represent some of the most innovative technologies and services in government today. Attendees will learn about solutions they can apply in their organizations, stay current on evolving technology, and expand their professional connections."

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114 nominations were submitted covering a wide range of technologies, services, and programs. A panel of government and industry judges evaluated the nominations and selected the Top 30 Finalists.

The top eight finalists at the event will be selected through social media voting by the attendees. They will present their innovation to judges, executives, influencers, and media.

Social media voting will be used again to select the one overall Igniting Innovation award winner. Four more awards will be presented by a panel of onsite judges for the most disruptive, most transformative, greatest impact; and best incubator innovations. The winners will gain national exposure through media and press interviews during and after the event.

ACT-IAC thanks Booz Allen Hamilton, Dell EMC, General Dynamics Information Technology, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, OnPoint, CSRA, and Hughes for generously sponsoring Igniting Innovation 2017.

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