The 2002 Government Technology Leadership Awards
The 2002 Winners

Read about the 2001 Winners here.

Now in its eleventh year, The Government Technology Leadership Awards program, hosted by Government Executive, in partnership with the Council for Excellence in Government, continues to recognize federal projects making exceptional contributions to mission accomplishment, cost effectiveness and service to the public. The awards program has succeeded in highlighting technology's growing potential for improving many aspects of government operations. Today that potential is widely recognized and technology is ingrained in the fabric of virtually all government lines of business. But much more needs to be done before the full promise of e-government is met.


The Oscars . . . The Emmys . . . The Grammies . . . The Gracies. On the occassion of GTLA's tenth anniversary in 2001, the awards were given a new name - honoring Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, a gutsy technology trailblazer and 43-year Navy veteran deeply committed to promoting innovation. In recognition of Grace Hopper and her proud pursuit of leading-edge technology, each Government Technology Leadership Award winner now is the recipient of a "Gracie."


With revised criteria for 2002 and the program's new name, the 11th annual awards seeks to recognize the evolving goals of the e-government movement. In 2001, the competition drew more than 260 applications. Up to two winners will be recognized in each of this year's seven categories. The 2002 selection panel is soliciting nominations by federal agencies or their contractors and encourages submissions of pioneering projects in state and local government as well.

2002 GTLA Nomination Form

PLEASE NOTE: All 2002 nominations must be submitted electronically! The 2002 Selection Panel will not accept nominations by fax or through the mail.

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Nominations must be submitted on or before Friday, July 19, 2002.


One or two winning programs will be chosen in each of the following seven categories. Nominees may designate up to two categories in which they would like to be considered.

  • Category 1: Contributing to advances in the war on terrorism or homeland security.
  • Category 2: Improving service to broad populations of citizens and enterprises by facilitating their transactions with government agencies.
  • Category 3: Breaking down barriers between offices, agencies and departments, or between federal, state and local governments
  • Category 4: Demonstrating leadership in addressing privacy and security concerns.
  • Category 5: Providing individuals and enterprises with access to useful government information.
  • Category 6: Increasing public participation in American governance, as in electoral or regulatory processes.
  • Category 7: Contributing to the advancement of scientific knowledge and its applications.

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