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Microsoft Selects Virginia as the Real Impact Solutions Award Recipient

On March 1, the Commonwealth of Virginia was presented the Real Impact Solutions Award at the Microsoft U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit 2012. The award, selected through a vote of the summit attendees, is presented to the most innovative and effective government IT project presented at the conference.

At the summit, Virginia Deputy Secretary of Technology Aaron Mathes presented on the Commonwealth’s efforts to modernize multiple agencies’ business functions away from outdated, costly models that hindered efficient citizen service. Representatives from NVTC Board member company Northrop Grumman, the governor’s office, the Virginia Information Technology Agency and several state agencies worked together to adapt a shared technological services environment by leveraging Microsoft’s CRM Dynamics platform in place of creating custom-developed solutions.

“Virginia government continues its innovative and creative approach to improving customer service and saving taxpayer’s dollars in the process,” said Gov. Bob McDonnell. “This award illustrates that Virginia continues to be recognized for its innovative approaches to streamlining government and reshaping the way our 8 million citizens interact with their state agencies. It is just one more step we are taking to modernize, streamline and improve accountability in state government.”

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