MCLEAN, VA, June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 1105 Public Sector Media Group is pleased to introduce the Government Innovation Awards and announce that nominations for 2018 are now being accepted.

The 2018 Government Innovation Awards, presented by GCN, FCW, Washington Technology and Defense Systems, recognize government IT’s disruptors, innovators and emerging leaders who have transformed government agencies through new technologies and innovative ways of weaving IT into critical missions.

“Public-sector tech is far cooler than the government often gets credit for,” GCN Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. “With the Government Innovation Awards, we get to give credit where credit is due and recognize those who are really reinventing government.”

These awards cover three different categories:

  • Public Sector Innovations:  Transformative tech projects being deployed or tested in government at the federal, state or local level. 
  • Industry Innovators:  The contractor firms that are advancing the technologies critical to tomorrow's government.
  • Rising Stars:  Individual awards for outstanding early-career leaders in both government and industry.

Any tech-driven innovation in government is eligible, but the 2018 Government Innovation Awards focus on six distinct areas of IT:

  • AI/Analytics/Automation             
  • Digital Transformation
  • Cybersecurity
  • IoT & Smart Cities
  • Cloud/Infrastructure
  • Unmanned Systems

Nominations for the 2018 awards are now being accepted at http://GovernmentInnovationAwards.com with a submission deadline of July 6.

Winners will be announced in late August, profiled in 1105 Public Sector Media Group's publications this fall, and recognized in person at the Nov. 8 Government Innovation Awards celebration at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons.

For more information on the Government Innovation Awards and to submit a nomination, visit http://GovernmentInnovationAwards.com

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group

1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT sector. Content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services.  http://1105publicsector.com

Alene Metcalf
1105 Media Inc
703.876.5052
ametcalf@1105media.com