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2023 Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS)

COVITS brings together technology focused public-sector professionals with leading industry partners to connect on innovative approaches, get inspired and discover new technologies. The 2023 event was held Sept. 13, 2023. To see the full agenda, please visit

Please stay on the lookout for 2024 event information!

2023 Commonwealth Technology Awards

The Commonwealth Technology Awards recognize public sector information technology projects that improve government service delivery and efficiency. The 2023 Commonwealth Technology Awards program was held at the 2023 COVITS event, and honored many state, local and higher education entities’ talented information technology professionals who work every day to connect Virginians and visitors to critical and innovative services.

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, Secretary of Administration Lyn McDermid and Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth Robert Osmond are pleased to recognize and congratulate the winners of the Commonwealth Technology Awards Program. Photos from the awards ceremony are now available.

2023 COVITS, Richmond VA

Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the winners:

IT as a Business Driver

  • State: Virginia Department Of Motor Vehicles, Driver’s License Start Anywhere Initiative
  • Local: City of Virginia Beach, Data Center Modernization Project
  • Local: County of Orange, Virginia Fire & Call Data Dashboard

Innovative Use of Technology

  • State: Virginia Department of Health, Vaccine Appointment Scheduling Engine
  • State: Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development - Office of Broadband, Broadband Mapping Availability
  • Local: Buckingham County, Solid Waste Management System
  • Local: City of Virginia Beach, Flood VISION-AI
  • Local: Rockingham County, VA, Histories Along the Blue Ridge Project

Innovative Use of Big Data and Analytics

  • State: Virginia Department Of Motor Vehicles, Monthly Business Review Program
  • Local: Chesterfield County, Analytics Wrapped

Cybersecurity and Privacy Initiatives

  • State: Virginia Department of Corrections, G-Team MOU Process Implementation
  • Local: Fairfax County Government, Incident Response and Offensive Security Enhancements

Best Customer Experience Initiative

  • State: Virginia Department of Health, Amplifying Public Health Understanding through COVID-19 Data
  • State: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Permitting Enhancement and Evaluation Platform
  • State: Virginia Information Technologies Agency, Messaging Migration Program
  • Local: Roanoke County, Virginia, Glo Fiber App
  • Education: James Madison University, Learning Access through Universal Design