2016 Governor's Technology Award winners announced

The annual Governor's Technology Awards were presented at a special ceremony on Sept. 7 at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond. On behalf of Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson and Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth Nelson Moe presented 17 awards to winners in nine categories.

Photographs from COVITS 2016 now available

Images from this year's conference now are posted online for use by winners. The collection includes photographs of Datathon presentations and winners, and Governor's Technology Award winners' team shots.


COVITS is the familiar name for the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium. This event now is in its 18th year. It is a valued annual gathering of Virginia's government information technology (IT) leaders.

COVITS provides a practical glimpse into the future of government IT solutions. Attendees focus on strategic direction. The event features inspiring speakers, relevant breakout sessions and a marketplace of innovative tools.

Why You Should Attend

Karen Jackson

Karen Jackson

Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia

"Virginia is 100% committed to enriching its citizen services through the innovative use of technology, so we are redoubling our efforts to accelerate the Commonwealth to new heights in digital government. The 18th annual COVITS is integral to our planning because it is one of the few times during the year when we will gather in one place to discuss strategies, possibilities, collaborations and lessons learned. The day and a half at COVITS is indeed time well-spent, and we encourage you to be an active part of the proceedings. We hope to see you there!"