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e.Republic

September 03, 2013 19:49 ET

The Center for Digital Government Presents the 2013 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards to U.S. Government Websites

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2013) - e.Republic's Center for Digital Government today announced the winners of the 2013 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards.  

In its 18th year, the annual Best of the Web (BOW) awards recognize city, county and state governments for outstanding portals and websites based on innovation, functionality, productivity and performance. This year's first-place BOW winners are Tennessee, Austin, Texas, and Alameda County, Calif.

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA), which highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications, presented 57 awards in 10 categories this year. View the complete list BOW finalists and DGAA awardees.

"As technology continues to evolve, governments are finding innovative ways of utilizing new technologies to transform operations and engage with citizens," said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. "This year's winners have demonstrated the ability to adapt to the changing technology landscape, while creating first-class public and business services. Congratulations to this year's winners for their remarkable achievements!"

2013 BEST OF THE WEB AWARDS
State Portal Category:

1st Tennessee
2nd Utah
3rd California
4th South Carolina
5th Maine 

County Portal Category:

1st County of Alameda, Calif.
2nd County of Maui, Hawaii
3rd County of Orange, Calif.
4th County of Sacramento, Calif.
5th Stearns County, Minn.

City Portal Category:

1st Austin, Texas
2nd Riverside, Calif.
3rd Raleigh, N.C.
4th Tampa, Fla.
5th Denver, Colo.

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation's only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education. Find e.Republic on You Tube.