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Igniting Innovation 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11AM-5PM EDT
Venue Address: 
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington , DC 20004
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11AM-5PM EDT
2017-04-26 11:00:00 2017-04-26 17:00:00 America/New_York Igniting Innovation 2017 See more details at: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW,, Washington, DC
Venue Address: 
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington , DC 20004

Event Details


Igniting Innovation is the premier annual event to showcase innovations to improve services for citizens and government operations at the federal, state and local level, and industry. This event is intended to recognize the best-of-the-best, solve important problems and showcase those ideas and successes. 

2017 Igniting Innovation Award Overall Winner

USCIS Verification Program, DHS, USCIS, Excella Consulting, and NTIS

Dynamite Award Winners

  • Impacter – greatest magnitude of innovation results and benefits.
    Global Innovation Exchange - USAID
  • Game Changer:  disruptive innovation that creates a new market, significantly impacts an existing one, or results in a major breakthrough on a longstanding problem.
    Immersive Multi-Dimensional Experience - INADEV Corporation
  • Transformer: uses existing technology to transform or extend existing capabilities resulting in new or broadened applicability and use.
    Developer's Integration Lab (DIL) -, Inc.
  • Incubator: not–yet-deployed innovation with greatest potential to enhance services to citizens or government operations (must have at least a working prototype).
    Web-Based Prototype Application for School Meals - USDA, FNS

Videos of the Awards ProgramPart One Part Two,  Part Three

Photos: All photos from the event are on the ACT-IAC Facebook page, available here.

Awardee Photos
Exhibitor Showcase Photos
Program Photos

The Top Eight Finalists Selected by Attendees Were:

Comprehensive Error Rate Testing 360, NCI, Inc.

Direct Spatial Antenna Modulation, Altamira Technologies Corporation

Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland, DHS

Organic Integrity Database, USDA National Organic Program

Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Information System, West Virginia Interactive

TechFAR Hub, OMB

USCIS Verification Program, USCIS, Excella Consulting and NTIS

Web-Based Prototype Application for School Meals, USDA FNS


This Year's Top 30 Finalists

Below is the list of this year's Top 30 Innovations (selected from 116 nominations). Exhibitors this year showcased innovations that automate business processes, reduce costs and improve program performance, strengthen cybersecurity, provide new analytic capabilities, and deliver new technologies and services.

Top 30 Finalists

Innovation Name


 U.S. Department of Treasury, Enterprise Business Solutions

 Cloud-First Digital Performance Management

 eSignLive by VASCO

 Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) 360

 NCI, Inc.

 Consumer Help Center

 Federal Communications Commission

 Developers Integration Lab (DIL), Inc.

 Direct Spatial Antenna Modulation (DSAM)

 Altamira Technologies Corporation

 Emergency Management Command and Control (EMC2) 

 Robbins Gioia LLC

Emergency Predictive Analytics


 Ethics Tracker

 U.S. Department of Treasury

Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland (FLASH)

 DHS Digital Service and DHS Office of the Chief Procurement Officer

 Global Innovation Exchange 

 USAID Identity Gateway

 Immersive Multi-Dimensional Experience innovation 

 INADEV Corporation

 Jaguar Family of Advanced Scheduling Tools ( JFAST )

 Robbins Gioia LLC

 myLGP (local guard program)

 Accenture Federal Services



 Organic Integrity Database (INTEGRITY)

 National Organic Program, USDA

 Process Robotics

 Deloitte Consulting, LLP

 REVAMP - Remote Veteran Sleep Apnea Management Platform

 Office of Connected Care, Veterans Health Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs

 Sailfish: Analytics for Everyone

 Booz Allen Hamilton

 Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Information System

 West Virginia Interactive

 Smart Lafayette


 SmartDoc™ and SmartView™

 NCI, Inc.

 USCIS Verification Program

 USCIS, Excella Consulting, NTIS



 Virtual Integrated Mobile Office (VIMO)

DXC Technology and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

 Web-Based Prototype Application for School Meals


 Your Pass Now (YPN)

 NIC Federal, LLC

 The Internet Social Security Number Replacement Card (iSSNRC) service

 Social Security Administration, Office of Electronic Services and Technology

 TechFAR Hub



Training Fees:
Government: $0
IAC Member: $50
Non-Member: $75

For More Information: Contact Mike Howell at or 703-208-4800 ext. 228