|HUD No. 19-070
HUD Public Affairs
May 17, 2019
HUD RECEIVES MICROSTRATEGYâ€™S 2019 FEDERAL IT INNOVATION AWARD
Department receiving award for advancements in data analytics and digital transformation
WASHINGTON â€“ The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) yesterday received MicroStrategyâ€™s 2019 Federal Information Technology Innovation Award. HUD won the Award because HUDâ€™s Office of Community Planning and Developmentâ€™s (CPD) modernized its Grants Dashboard.
CPD Grants Dashboard provides funding information for each city and state that receives CPD program funds, in a place-based format. The Dashboard details the size of each grant received over the past several years, as well as the total amount of funds currently available to be spent on affordable housing and community and economic development activities. Before modernizing the Grants Dashboard, HUD relied on manual reports that could not efficiently drive critical decisions or provide oversight into all grant programs.
â€śIt is a great honor to receive MicroStrategyâ€™s 2019 Federal IT Innovation Award. We have made it a priority to modernize our systems to improve the way HUD does business,â€ť said Secretary Ben Carson. â€śWe still have work to do until all of HUDâ€™s systems are up to date, but this award shows that our efforts are paying dividends and the results have made HUD a stronger, more nimble agency.â€ť
â€śWe are incredibly proud to recognize the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with the 2019 Federal IT Innovation Award for their exemplary use of analytics to achieve significant ROI and operational efficiencies,â€ť said Michael J. Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. â€śTheir CPD Grants Dashboard showcases an innovative enterprise analytics solution while serving as a blueprint for digital transformation initiatives across the federal government.â€ť
Steven W. Rawlinson, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development for CPD, and Maribel Gatica, Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for CPD, received the award on behalf of HUD at MicroStrategyâ€™s Federal IT Summit in Washington, D.C.