OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV), the dominant provider of eGovernment services, congratulates 10 of its state government partners for being ranked as the best state government websites in the country – with five NIC government partners sweeping the Top 5. This is the second consecutive year NIC state government partners took all of the Top 5 honors. The rankings were announced by the Center for Digital Government as part of its annual “Best of the Web” competition.
For the second time in the state’s history, Arkansas took top honors, ranking as the best state government website in the country. The official state website, http://www.arkansas.gov, was recognized for the innovative Gov2Go – a first-of-its-kind, personalized way for citizens to interact with government. Gov2Go is a proactive digital assistant that learns about its users then carefully curates and brings relevant government services and information to them on their computers, mobile devices and Apple Watches. In 2014, Arkansas ranked third in the Best of the Web competition.
Rounding out the Top 5 were Utah in second place, Indiana in third place, Mississippi in fourth place, and Texas in fifth place. NIC partner states of Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Oregon, and Rhode Island were recognized as finalists.
“Congratulations to our state government partners in Arkansas, as well as all of our state government partners honored in the 2015 Best of the Web competition,” said Robert Knapp, NIC Chief Operating Officer. “We are very proud of our partners and our employees for working together to produce state portals that deliver a dynamic user experience and efficient access to a wealth of information and online services. We look forward to partnering in the future to deliver even more innovation and efficiencies.”
The Center for Digital Government is an international research and advisory institute on the use of information technology in government. The Best of the Web Awards will be presented September 25, 2015 in New Orleans.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The Company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the Company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at https://www.egov.com.