The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) recognize outstanding agency and department Web sites and projects at the application and infrastructure level. ALL United States and international GOVERNMENT AGENCIES - all levels and all countries - may enter their actively functioning, fully operational applications and projects. The contest is held concurrently with the Best of the Web Awards (BOW) contest which has recognized excellence of official Web portals of United States cities, counties and states for the past 15 years. In 2011, nominations for BOW and DGAA can be made April 1 - June 1. Starting in 2012, nominations for both contests can be made March 1 – May 1 annually. The winners' workshop and awards presentation gala are held each September.
Top State and Local Government Web Portals and Applications Awarded
After months of careful consideration and analysis, a panel of national judges have 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. "
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Agency-wide e-Referral System, San Diego County, California (secure site)
Franchise Tax Suite - Arkansas Secretary of State (secure site)
WaterTrans application, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (secure site)
Rhode Island Certificate of Compliance
Government-to-citizen Local government category
Government-to-citizen State government category
Hawaii Electronic Death Registration System (secure site)
CourtDate, Charles County Government Commissioners, Sheriff's Office and Charles County State's Attorney's Office (secure site)
Nebraska State Agency Proposed Rules and Regulations Tracking and Email Notification System (secure site)
The Tennessee Integrated Criminal Justice Portal
Government internal category
Classification Support System Online, New Jersey Department of Personnel (secure site)
Integrated Project Management System, Virginia Department of Transportation (secure site)
Smart Building Technology, New York City Housing Authority (secure site)
Technology Governance and Project Portfolio Management, Roseville, California (secure site)
Automated Web Application for PC Cycle Replacement, Mesa, Arizona (secure site)
Employee Central, Washtenaw County, Michigan (secure site)
QScend Technologies (www.qscend.com) is an industry leader in web-based software solutions and services for municipalities. More than 2,000 QScend product users access the company's series of "Q" products for a variety of citizen service related functions, including CRM, website content management, electronic newsletter distribution, citizen service request management, and 311 call center functionality.
GovDelivery, Inc. (www.govdelivery.com) is the world's leading email and digital subscription management system designed specifically for the public sector. The #1 provider of government-to-citizen email and wireless communication solutions, GovDelivery empowers government organizations to provide citizens with better service and immediate access to relevant and up-to-date information by proactively delivering information. Working seamlessly with web content systems and existing web portal processes, GovDelivery automates the process of communicating with the public, ensuring deliverability of information and increasing public awareness.