GSA Finalists for 2015 Innovation Award: Data.gov, Web Analytics, and Building Modeling

GSA placed three finalists inAwards the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s (ACT-IAC) 2015 Igniting Innovation Showcase and Awards.  These finalists were selected from a diverse pool of more than 100 solutions, tools, services and programs and developed by government and industry leaders to address some of the government’s biggest IT challenges.

Data.gov, Building Information Modeling & Central Facilities Repository, and the Digital Analytics Program are among the top 30 finalists for this year’s awards. Sponsored by the ACT-IAC Institute for Innovation, the showcase and award program’s objective is to recognize innovations throughout government with a focus on technology.

Data.gov is being honored as a groundbreaking resource that increases the public’s ability to easily find, download, and use government datasets including active hurricanes and tropical storms, per diem rates, and even the White House visitor log.

The Building Information Modeling & Central Facilities Repository is a type of emerging technology which allows for a building in the design phase to be visualized as a virtual 3D model and to be linked with data that leverages facilities projects, such as operations and maintenance, renovation and additions.

The Digital Analytics Program is a one-of-a-kind program that allows executive branch agencies a no-cost look at meaningful digital analytics data covering 1.2 billion pageviews per month on more than 3,500 federal government websites across 35 agencies.

Government and industry will have a chance to vote for their favorites via social media while nominated work from the Top 30 finalists is offered for display during a science fair-style exhibition at the  Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on Feb. 5.

Showcase attendees determine the winner as the field is narrowed to the Top 8 via social media voting. The Top 8 will then pitch their innovations to the audience, “Shark Tank”-style.

A full list of the innovations, their descriptions and company and/or agency are available here.