December 21, 2005 (Park Ridge, IL) -- The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) has recently posted the application materials for its prestigious Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Awards. The awards recognize exceptional achievements in the application of information technology that have improved the delivery and quality of government services. Applications may be submitted in two categories, Single Process and Enterprise Systems.

SINGLE PROCESS SYSTEMS - Systems in this category are outstanding and working examples of applying information system technology to automate a specific SINGLE process or operation involving one department or sub-unit of an agency. The system application results in extended and/or improved government services that are more efficient and/or save money.

ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS - Systems in this category are outstanding and working examples of using information systems technology in a multi-department environment as part of an integrated process. These systems exemplify effective use of technology yielding widespread improvements in the process(es) and/or service(s) involved and/or cost savings to the organization.

Applications must be submitted by May 22, 2006. Winners in each category will be recognized at URISA's 44th Annual Conference, September 26-29, 2006 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

For more information or to review this year's winning submissions, visit www.urisa.org or call (847) 824-6300.

Wendy Francis
Executive Director
URISA - Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
wfrancis@urisa.org, www.urisa.org
847/824-6300

Mark Your Calendar: URISA's 44th Annual Conference - September 26-29, 2006 - Vancouver, British Columbia

Source: URISA, December 21, 2005.