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Best of New York and PTI Solutions Award

Best of New York Award Winners

Virtual IT PMO Team
From left are: Victor Vigario, Bill Betz, Danny Tam, Bob Marano, Luis Andre, DGM/CIO Avi Duvdevani, Cesar Luciano, Ron Rigores, Brian Dudley, Shie Morozow, Dyanand (Andy) Lackrajh (rear), Yehuda Gelbfish. Not pictured: Yvonne Armstrong, Executive  Assistant/PMO Administrator.

Best of New York State Sound Practice Award

NYCHA’s Virtual Information Technology (IT) Project Management Office (Virtual IT PMO) received Special Recognition for Sound Practice in IT Governance and Management in the 2006 Best of New York (State) annual competition. The award recognized NYCHA’s establishment of a project management methodology that aligns its business and IT strategy. This approach has already led to increased productivity, reduced costs and improved resident satisfaction. It has also enhanced NYCHA’s ability to make informed decisions about future strategic business-aligned IT programs.

Established by the Center for Digital Government, the Best of New York (State) awards salute IT professionals in state and local governments for their contributions and dedication. The Special Recognition award was presented on June 22, 2006, at the Marriott Hotel in Albany.

Public Technology Institute Solutions Award

The Public Technology Institute (PTI), a national non-profit research and technology organization, has awarded NYCHA an Honorable Mention for its Virtual Information Technology Project Management Office (Virtual IT PMO). NYCHA received honorable mention in the IT category for large local government entities. The Virtual IT PMO develops the methodology, tools and processes used in selecting and managing NYCHA’s IT investment, to ensure its alignment with business needs and long term objectives. Created by and for local governments, the PTI Solutions Award recognizes cost savings, operational improvements and enhanced service to the community that result from the innovative use of technology.