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TampaGov a Finalist in the 2006 International Stockholm Challenge Award

March 17, 2006 - 2006 Stockholm Challenge Award FinalistThe Stockholm Challenge is a well-established global networking program for Information and Communication Technology entrepreneurs. It is a leader in demonstrating how information technology can improve living conditions and increase economic growth in all parts of the world.

For 2006, the Stockholm Challenge Award received the highest number of entries since its start ten years ago. A total of 1,155 projects registered in the six available categories (Culture, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, Public Administration). Of the 1,155 entries, 536 projects were studied and evaluated by the jury.

Public Administration had 87 entries that were judged; 23 are finalists for the award. Only 2 entries from the US are finalists: FirstGov (The US Government's official web portal) and TampaGov Customer Service Center (City of Tampa web-based customer service).

Awards were announced on May 11th.  Visit the Stockholm Challenge web site for additional information.