Hurry! Nominate Your Rock Star Colleagues for the 2014 Bold Awards

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Submissions are due June 23.

Know a rock star or two who have made transformative contributions to government with the help of technology? There is still time to nominate them for Nextgov's 2014 Bold Awards, which honor public-sector change agents, trailblazers and visionaries.

In particular, we are looking for risk takers who have found novel ways to implement programs, initiatives and policies to make government better. Last year’s crop of winners included the hosts of a hackathon to develop software and hardware to address real-world issues; designers of health apps that helped bring the Veterans Affairs Department to the forefront in telehealth; and creators of a process to make and share free geographical data.

By embracing the spirit of innovation, these individuals solved some of government’s most pressing challenges -- while showcasing true dedication to public service.

We want to hear similar stories and shine a spotlight on extraordinary work. Here are the details:

  • The deadline for nominations is June 23.
  • The editorial team will pick a dozen or so finalists, which will be announced in July.
  • Readers will be able to vote for a “people’s choice” winner online from July 28-Aug. 8.
  • The winners will be announced at Nextgov Prime on Sept. 8-9 in Washington, D.C.

You can submit your nomination here.

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