Periscope would like to congratulate Governor Rick Snyder and CIO David Behen of the State of Michigan for their recent honors received by Government Technology magazine and the Center for Digital Government. Snyder and Behen were acclaimed among the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, & Drivers of 2013. These awards given by Government Technology emphasize outstanding efforts made by governmental leaders in the movement toward the utilization of technology to automate processes. Recipients of the awards were concentrated in four different categories: tech experts, innovators, streamliners, and collaborators. Snyder was dubbed an innovator, and Behen, a tech expert. Periscope is currently under contract with the State of Michigan to implement BuySpeed eProcurement and sourcing, which is expected to significantly improve the way the state does business. Michigan entered the project with Periscope to reduce operating costs, diminish off-contract spend, and increase transparency in the state’s spending. The magazine lauded Snyder for his ongoing success in boosting customer satisfaction and for his use of effective budgeting techniques that allow for these investments in modern technology, and Behen was commended for taking the crucial steps toward implementing this system revitalization. Click here to view the full story.