The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council released its list of top 30 government IT programs and projects for 2012.

The finalists in ACT-IAC’s 11th annual Awards Program, were selected by a panel of more than 50 judges, representing senior government IT and industry IT organizations.

The finalists will contend for top honors at an awards luncheon ceremony, March 13, 2012, in Washington, D.C., where Defense Department CIO Teri Takai is scheduled to provide keynote remarks.

The program recognizes exceptional government programs and projects that use information technology (IT) in an innovative way to improve services to citizens, enhance government operations, and provide a more open and transparent government.

“The Awards Program has recognized more than 250 government programs,” since 2001, said IAC Chair Jim Beaupre.

This year’s finalists, listed by category, program name and government agency, include:

Excellence in Enhancing the Customer Experience

  • E-Verify Self Check – Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
  • Information Technology Service Catalog (ITSC) – Fairfax County Public Schools
  • HITECH Payment File Development Contractor (PFDC) – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • – National Reconnaissance Office
  • Electronic Application System (EASY) – New Hampshire Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • Vehicle Registration System – West Virginia Dept. of Motor Vehicles

Excellence in Intergovernmental Collaboration

  • Case Initiation Project (CIP) – D.C. Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Local Government Information Systems (LOGIS) – LOGIS Minnesota
  • The National Broadband Map – National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
  • Defense Connect Online (DCO) – Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

Excellence in the Workforce

  • Information Technology Workforce Development (ITWD) – Office of Information Technology (OIT), Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • milConnect – Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)

Excellence in Enterprise Efficiencies

  • Budget Formulation and Execution Manager (BFEM) – Bureau of the Public Debt/Treasury Department
  • Coast Guard Business Intelligence (CGBI) System – U.S. Coast Guard, DHS
  • District of Columbia Information Technology Staff Augmentation (ITSA) – DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer
  • Decision Knowledge Programming (DECKPLATE) NALDA – U.S. Navy
  • Integrated Logistics Management System (ILMS) – State Department
  • Federal NOTAM Systems (FNS) – Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Dept. of Transportation (DOT), Aeronautical Information Management (AIM)
  • Carbon Footprint Tool – General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Enterprise Email and Collaboration – GSA OCIO
  • iNAVSEA – Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), U.S. Navy
  • Infrastructure on Demand: Cloud in Los Alamos – Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • NSWG4 Government Purchase Card Program – U.S. Navy
  • – DISA, Defense Department

Excellence in Innovation: SocialMedia

  • CO.NX – State Department
  • Utah Connect: State Social Media Portal – Utah Dept. of Technology Services

Excellence in Innovation: Mobility

  • DOJ iPad/iPhone deployment and support – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Sustainable Facilities Tool – GSA (pictured above)
  • SFpark – San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)