A project by CDCR’s Enterprise Information Services has garnered national recognition.

The Strategic Offender Management System (SOMS) project has been chosen as one of the 10 Government Computer News Magazine’s 2014 Award Winners for “Outstanding Information Technology Achievement in Government” in 2014.

Over the years, the GCN Awards have come to symbolize the best and most notable IT accomplishments in advancing the work of government agencies. This year’s winning projects were selected from over 140 nominations submitted to GCN, based on the degree to which a given IT project improved an agency’s ability to operate more efficiently or serve the public more effectively. A distinguished panel of judges made up of current government IT officials also looked for innovation and technology leadership in selecting this year’s winners.

The SOMS project team, along with Project Director Russ Nichols, will be formally honored at the 27th Annual GCN Awards Gala on Oct. 14, 2014.

According to the magazine, SOMS enables CDCR “to improve the safety of its staff, inmates and the general public. The SOMS solution includes a high available infrastructure (providing) for fault tolerance and limited downtime due to hardware or software failure. Today, CDCR’s electronic records management system supports over 32,000 end users … accessing inmates’ files on a real-time basis.”

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