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.
Best Government Web Sites Named by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government
Best of the Web ranks the top U.S. state and local Web portals, recognizing advances in digital solutions and communication with citizens, government communities and business. The Digital Government Achievement Awards showcase progressive and innovative Web sites and digital applications by government entities worldwide.
The awards are judged by a panel of experts on a wide range of categories, including site accessibility, innovation, cost-savings, ease of use, and exceptional service to public.
Cathilea Robinett, executive director of the Center for Digital Government, said, “We congratulate the winners of this year’s awards. They are terrific examples of first-rate ideas and collaboration on digital solutions which ultimately benefit citizens.”
2009 BEST OF THE WEB AWARDS – Congratulations!
State Portal Category
1st Place: Utah
2nd Place: California
3rd Place: Arkansas
4th Place: Maine
5th Place: Colorado
City Portal Category
1st Place: Virginia Beach, Va.
2nd Place: Riverside, Calif.
3rd Place: Louisville, Ky.
4th Place: Rocklin, Calif.
5th Place: Corpus Christi, Texas and Tampa, Fla.
Fort Collins, Colo.
Santa Monica, Calif.
County Portal Category
1st Place: Fairfax County, Va.
2nd Place: Miami-Dade County, Fla.
3rd Place: King County, Wash.
4th Place: Monroe County, N.Y.
5th Place: Collin County, Texas
Alameda County, Calif.
Columbia County, Ga.
Dutchess County, N.Y.
San Diego County, Calif.
Yuma County, Ariz.
2009 DIGITAL GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS – Congratulations!
Boone County, Mo., Road Closures GIS Application
Boston SnowCOP (no public access)
Utah Public Meeting Notice
Government-to-citizen State government category
Arkansas Recovery Portal, Online and iPhone Applications
California Department of Public Health, Screening Information System (no public access)
Stimulus.Virginia.Gov: Providing Transparency and Accountability
Montana Department of Livestock Market Permits and Sheep Transportation Permits
Government-to-citizen Local government category
King County, Wash. Solid Waste Division, Eco-Cool Remodel Tool
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works eNotify System
Mesa, Ariz., Arts Center Volunteer System
Northglenn, Colo., Public Meeting Records System
NYCStat Stimulus Tracker
Oakland County, Mich., Video Center
Douglas County, Kan., Voter Registration Search
Lewis and Clark County, Mont., Burn Permits
Oakland County, Mich., Blogin’ Cafe
Rocklin, Calif., Interactive Building Fee Estimator
King County, Wash., Contract and Apprenticeship Report Tracking System
Oregon Central Business Registry
Richmond, Va., External Alarm Interface Exchange (no public access)
Richmond, Va., Payee Match Positive Pay (no public access)
Utah Department of Public Safety Media Portal (no public access)
Arkansas Commercial Driver Alcohol and Drug Testing Results Database (no public access)
Government internal category
Boulder@Work - Intranet Redesign Using Open Source Technology (no public access)
Garland, Texas, Water Utilities, Workforce Management (no public access)
Harris County, Texas, Consolidated Criminal History (no public access)
San Diego County Calendar Dashboard (no public access)
Maine Public Improvement Project Request Online Service (no public access)
Miami-Dade County Employee Web Portal eNet (no public access)
This year’s awards are sponsored by ActiveGovernment, Adobe, and Hyland Software, Inc.
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.
Hyland Software, Inc. is the developer of OnBase, enterprise content management software that combines integrated document management, business process management and records management in a single application. Government agencies utilize OnBase to streamline operations, reduce costs and share information and processes with employees, partners, constituents, and other government agencies.
Adobe solutions for government help agencies accomplish their mission by creating meaningful and sustainable interactions that transform the way they collect and share information with citizens, businesses, and other agencies and by protecting the security of personal, corporate, and government data through strengthened information assurance.
ActiveGovernment, part of Active Network, brings 30 years of experience empowering local, state, and federal agencies to deliver superior service by improving the way they are delivered to and accessed by citizens. The company's solutions include PCI compliant cashiering and payment management, citizen request management and 311, knowledge management, web content management, contact center solutions, managed services, and municipal marketing services.