SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Department of Technology Services announced the results of the Center for Digital Government’s 2015 Best of the Web (BOW) and Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA). The Center for Digital Government recognized Utah.Gov at its award ceremony in New Orleans as the second place award winner of Best of the Web. The award recognizes state websites for outstanding innovation, functionality, productivity and performance.
“We’re glad to be recognized again by Best of the Web. This is the premier competition and recognizes the very best state websites nationally,” said David Fletcher, Utah Department of Technology Services Chief Technology Officer. “We’ve been in the top three for ten years now. Ultimately, we hope that this translates into better service for the people of Utah.”
In addition to a second place win for Utah.gov, the Center for Digital Government awarded Utah two achievement awards for Utah’s public notice site and the Utah Economic Development Map.
The DGAA recognized Utah.gov’s Public Notice Social Media Integration, which helps administrators publicize information through social media, in the Government-to-Government category. The Government-to-Business category of the awards recognized the Economic Development Map, which helps people locate businesses where broadband is available. DGAA recognizes outstanding government online applications.
“These winners are recognized for responsive and mobile-first design, open government, open data, improved transparency and integration with social media,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “Congratulations to the awardees for their impressive work to make government more accessible and responsive to citizens.”
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Utah.gov is the entry point to over 1000 online services and benefits over 2.7 million residents in the State of Utah. Utah.gov provides citizens and businesses with more convenient options for interacting with government. Through Utah.gov, citizens can find public meetings, renew their vehicle registration, buy a hunting and fishing license, register a business, find a transparent state budget, and much more. In 2014 alone, Utah.gov received 16 awards making it the nation’s most honored state website. Utah.gov is managed and operated through a public-private partnership between Utah’s Department of Technology Solutions (DTS) and Utah Interactive, the Salt Lake City-based official eGovernment partner for the state of Utah. Utah Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s family of companies.
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 http://www.egov.com.