Utah.Gov was recognized by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) in three of its industry leading contests. The Center for Digital Government announced the results of its biennial Digital States Survey 2016, giving Utah an A grade. The Digital States Survey evaluates states' use of technology to improve service delivery, increase capacity, streamline operations, and reach policy goals and assigns each state a grade based on quantifiable results. "Utah continues to set the standard for connecting citizens to their government through exceptional online services," said Gov. Gary Herbert. "We are proud of our track record, and we will work continually to provide top quality electronic resources to Utah residents and businesses." The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government. "Excellence is embedded in our culture," said Mike Hussey, Utah state Chief Information Officer. "We have a long commitment to providing winning technology that is the core of our focus in Utah, not an afterthought." Utah.Gov was also awarded second place for the sixth year running in the Best of the Web Awards. The annual Best of the Web Awards recognize state governments for their work to engage citizens on the Internet while also providing them with online tools to conveniently complete government transactions. The Digital Government Achievement Awards recognized Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative in the Driving Digital Government State Government category. The award highlights outstanding agency and department websites and applications. In addition to its A grade, Utah was also recognized with Digital States Category Awards for excellence in: Adaptive Leadership, Health and Human Services, Public Safety, and first place awards in Public Safety and Citizen Engagement. "Government websites have changed a lot over the past 20 years and so have citizen expectations," said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. "This year's winners are well positioned to take up the challenge of a new era and lead the impending transformation toward more integrated, anticipatory and personalized electronic services."
To learn more visit Utah.Gov.Twitter: https://twitter.com/UtahGov Facebook: http://www.utah.gov/facebook/ RSS feeds: http://www.utah.gov/connect/feeds.html Utah blogs: http://www.utah.gov/blogs/ About Utah.Gov Utah.gov is the entry point to over 1,000 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 2015 alone, Utah.gov received 21 awards making it the nation's most honored state website. Utah.gov is managed and operated through a public-private partnership between the state 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. About NIC 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.