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Idaho National Laboratory selected as CIO 100 award recipient

August 14, 2018

By INL Media Relations

Idaho National Laboratory selected as CIO 100 award recipient

Idaho National Laboratory has been selected by IDG’s CIO as a 2018 CIO 100 award honoree. The 31st annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in digital innovation.

The award honors INL’s enterprise achievement to expand the innovative use of wireless technology at 170 facilities across the lab’s 890-square mile site. Given this expansive footprint, wireless network access is the only cost effective way of addressing the needs of the research community, while providing an innovative hands-off method of maintaining the location and inventory of research assets.

“As a laboratory performing some of the nation’s most important research and development projects, it is crucial that our scientists and researchers are equipped with modern wireless solutions,” said INL Chief Information Officer Robert Hillier. “Without these innovative resources, their ability to conduct research would be hindered.”

In addition to enabling INL’s scientific community to leverage the full functionality of electronic notebooks from wherever they conduct research, wireless expansion provides the ability to instantly oversee a “touchless” inventory of high-value assets.

“Every year, we are honored to showcase the technology innovation and business value delivered by our CIO 100 award winners. Each of these companies has achieved notable success in accelerating businesses to the front lines of the digital revolution,” said Maryfran Johnson, Executive Director of CIO Programs for CIO Events and the CIO Executive Council. “This year’s winners are inspiring examples of how IT leadership, business partnerships and customer engagement can reshape the future.”

The awards ceremony will be held August 15, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

CIO from IDG is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of IT transformation in the enterprise.  The award-winning CIO portfolio–, CIO executive programs, CIO Strategic Marketing Services, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research—provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. Additionally, CIO provides opportunities for IT solution providers to reach this executive IT audience.  The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of IDG. Company information is available at

INL News Release
August 14, 2018

Tabrie Cook, 208-360-6004, [email protected]
Sarah Neumann, 208-520-1651, [email protected]


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