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.
Winners of the 2008 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards have been announced by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government! The top state and local government Web portal and application awardees will be honored at the 12th anniversary Awards Gala on Sept.12 in
Best of the Web recognizes the most innovative, user-friendly state and local government portals while the Digital Government Achievement Award recognizes outstanding agency and department Web sites and applications. Judges including last year’s first place winners determined the awardees.
Cathilea Robinett, executive vice president of the Center for Digital Government said, “Each year, state and local governments continue to make strides toward implementing better access and more efficient Web-delivery of public services. This year’s winners represent the very best in each category. The Center applauds all the honorees for their diligence and hard work.”
Special Award: West Virginia Education Portal
Government internal category
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, Inc., a national publishing, event and research company focused on information technology in the public sector.
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