SOURCE: The Center for Digital Government

September 13, 2007 15:00 ET

e.Republic's Center for Digital Government Ranks Top State and Local Government Web Portals and Applications

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - September 13, 2007) - After months of careful consideration and analysis, a panel of national judges has determined the winners of the 2007 Best of Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards. Winners will be acknowledged at the 11th Anniversary Awards Gala in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 21, 2007.

The Best of Web is an annual awards program that recognizes the most innovative, user-friendly state and local government portals. This national awards program judges state, city and county Web sites on their innovation, Web-delivery of public services, efficiency, economy, and functionality for improved citizen access.

The Digital Government Achievement Award is a national program that recognizes outstanding agency and department Web sites and applications that enhance information interactions, transactions and/or services. The categories include government-to-government, government-to-business, government-to-citizen, and government internal.

Cathilea Robinett, Center Executive Director of the Center, offered these enthusiastic words of praise: "2007 was an amazing year for our Best of Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards. The competition was fierce and there were many applications and portals that were top notch. It's clear that America's state and local governments are unrelenting in their pursuit of excellence for the citizens they serve."

2007 BEST OF THE WEB AWARDS*

State Portal Category:
1st Place Utah
2nd Place Maine
3rd Place Virginia
4th Place Delaware
5th Place Kentucky

City Portal Category:
1st Place Tampa, Florida
2nd Place Fort Collins, Colorado
3rd Place Las Vegas, Nevada
4th Place Louisville, Kentucky
5th Place Riverside, California

County Portal Category:
1st Place Fairfax County, Virginia
2nd Place Oakland County, Michigan
3rd Place Columbia County, Georgia
4th Place Fulton County, Georgia
5th Place Monroe County, New York


2007 DIGITAL GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS*

Government-to-business category

Winners:

--  Agency-wide e-Referral System, San Diego County, California
--  Franchise Tax Suite - Arkansas Secretary of State
--  NYCEDC.com Redesign, NYC Economic Development Corporation
--  ValIDate, Utah Department of Public Safety, Driver's License Division
--  WaterTrans application, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and
    Energy
    


Government-to-citizen Local government category

Winners:

--  City of Dallas 311 Online Information & Services Directory
--  Fire and Rescue Scanner, Martin County, Florida
--  Housing Central Portal, Miami-Dade County, Florida
--  Johnson County, Kansas Election Office
--  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Live Incident Status
--  Oakland County, Michigan Mobile Services
    


Government-to-citizen State government category

Winners:

--  Developmental Disabilities Leadership Training, Minnesota Governor's
    Council on Developmental Disabilities
--  Redesign of Texas Department of Transportation Web site
--  Texas Legislature Online - Where Texas Citizens Meet the Texas
    Legislature
--  State Construction Registry, Utah Department of Commerce, Division of
    Occupational and Professional Licensing
--  Virginia Performs, Council on Virginia's Future
    


Government-to-government category

Winners:

--  Commissioners' Dashboard, NYS Office of Temporary and Disability
    Assistance, Office of Children and Family Services and Department of Health
--  Cordele Judicial Circuit Data Exchange Project, Prosecuting Attorneys'
    Council of Georgia
--  District of Columbia Master Address Repository
--  Hawaii Electronic Death Registration System
--  Local Technical Assistance Program Web Site, Pennsylvania Department
    of Transportation
    


Government internal category

Winners:

--  Camp Atterbury Web Site, Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center
    Public Affairs Office, U.S. National Guard
--  Classification Support System Online, New Jersey Department of
    Personnel
--  Integrated Project Management System, Virginia Department of
    Transportation
--  Smart Building Technology, New York City Housing Authority
--  Technology Governance and Project Portfolio Management, Roseville,
    California
    
2007's Best of Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards are proudly sponsored by Qscend Technologies (www.qscend.com) and GovDelivery (www.govdelivery.com).


About Us

The Center for Digital Government (www.centerdigitalgov.com) 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, Inc. (www.erepublic.com), a national publishing, event and research company focused on information technology in the public sector.

* For a complete list, including finalists and honorable mentions, visit www.centerdigitalgov.com.

For more information about The Center for Digital Government call 916-932-1430 or visit us at www.centerdigitalgov.com.

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