(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.) September 19, 2013 – Roanoke County’s Communication and Information Technology Department was recently honored with a Governor’s Technology Award at the 16th Annual Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS).
On September 9, the department received the Governor’s Technology Award for Innovative Use of Technology in Local Government for a project that helps save time and resources by allowing Community Development building inspectors to make real-time updates from remote locations across the County.
The County’s Infrastructure Services staff developed a secure “virtual desktop infrastructure” solution to integrate building inspectors’ mobile updates with the legacy computer system in the office. The solution saves time and fuel costs for building inspectors and also helps keep information current for Roanoke County’s building safety staff and other system users that rely on the most up to date information.
The annual Governor's Technology Awards were presented in 10 categories at a special ceremony during the COVITS conference in Richmond, Virginia. Secretary of Technology Jim Duffey and CIO Sam Nixon presented awards for the winning entries from state agencies, local governments, and universities.