A variety of esports tournaments will be showcased, with cash prizes and overseas trips up for grabs for the winners.
Rush is where fans, supporters, enthusiasts and newcomers to esports will be able to experience the thrill of watching SA’s top gamers and teams/clans compete for prizes on dedicated stages, complete with big screens and live commentary.
"One example was a record management system (RMS) that the department of natural resources is soon to be using and is in the final stages of implementation but that's hosted on the highway patrol's internal domain.
Common trends among the A students were a strong focus on cybersecurity, shared services, cloud computing, IT staffing, budgeting and use of data.
But even among the best, there were those who stretched ahead even further to demonstrate to rest of the nation what best practices look like.
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Programs that particularly impressed judges were Missouri's public safety initiatives; Virginia's health and human services projects; and Utah's leading-edge efforts spanning transportation, citizen engagement, transparency, mobile government and social media.
Judges cited Utah's transportation efforts as particularly impressive for both their impact and innovative use of technology.
Jay Nixon's office, but also to a tech-centric culture that runs throughout state departments, explained Missouri Acting CIO Richard Kliethermes.
"I think it's the value of the partnership that we have with the highway patrol and their IT organization in that we are communicating, we are collaborating from the perspective of what can we assist with versus can they help us out," Kliethermes said.
Just as a school teacher roots for his students, the Center for Digital Government is hopeful every two years that each respondent to its Digital States Survey will astound with reports of their technological feats.
Though a competition of sorts, the Digital States Survey is more a showcase of state government's collective technology portfolio.
Late last year, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) equipped its fleet of more than 500 vehicles with GPS trackers.