SOURCE: e.Republic, Inc.

March 04, 2009 15:48 ET

Award: Top Technology Innovators Named by e.Republic

FOLSOM, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - e.Republic's Government Technology magazine and Center for Digital Government named top public-sector officials from across the U.S. in the 8th annual "Doers, Dreamers and Drivers" award program. Profiled in the March issue of Government Technology magazine, they comprise government officials who implemented significant technology changes in 2008 that reshaped government operations for the better. Also named in this year's awards were two private-sector individuals who were instrumental in creating the Web 2.0 campaign used by President Obama's run for the White House.

Honorees included Utah Governor, Jon Huntsman Jr., California Secretary of State, Debra Bowen, and Michigan Chief Technology Officer, Vivek Kundra. Government Technology magazine Editor, Steve Towns, said the twenty-five awardees, "... are people who took the lead on using technology to solve problems, meet evolving expectations and, of course, operate more efficiently. We believe they're people whose accomplishments deserve and demand recognition."

For the full list of 2009 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers go to www.govtech.com/gt/articles/624096

About the Center for Digital Government The Center is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government (www.centerdigitalgov.com)

About Government Technology magazine Government Technology is the award-winning national magazine of record covering information technology's role in the business and policy of running modern state and local governments. Its website, www.govtech.com, features daily state and local IT news, market analyst commentary, current events and technology research.

Government Technology magazine, and the Center for Digital Government are divisions of e.Republic, Inc. (www.erepublic.com), the nation's leading publishing, research, event, and new media company focused on information technology for the state/local government and education markets.

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