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September 08, 2010

Vermont Recognized for Websites and Web Portals for Second Year in Row

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Jim Douglas celebrated the State’s ranking as one of the ten best government portals and websites in the nation by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government. This is the second year in a row that the Vermont Information Consortium (VIC), the State’s web portal vendor, has received this recognition. The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) go to outstanding websites and web portals at the state, county and city levels.

“It is great news that the State’s e-resources are being recognized as among the best in the nation,” Governor Douglas said. “In the coming years, it is important that we continue improving how state government interacts with Vermonters and visitors over the web. Through Challenges for Change and other efforts across state government we are looking to increase web utilization to both save taxpayer money and deliver services more effectively.”

e.Republic judged websites and web portals from across country on their functionality, efficiency and innovation. VIC ranked as a finalist in the 2010 Best of the Web State Portal Category. According to Cathilea Robinett, executive director of the Center for Digital Governor, “The winners’ innovative use of the Internet to continue delivering citizen services despite tight fiscal constraints is inspiring. This skilled use of the Web embodies the spirit of the Best of the Web awards and provides examples to state and local government leaders around the country on how to bring quality services to their citizens while containing costs. We applaud all of you for your creativity and your dedication.”

David Tucker, the Commissioner of the Department of Information and Innovation and the Chief Information Officer for the State said: “Winning recognition once is notable, but winning two years in a row is remarkable. With the number of exciting initiatives currently underway, we hope to see VIC continue to be recognized for their outstanding work on behalf of the State of Vermont.”

According to its website, the Center for Digital Government (www.centerdigitalgov.com) 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., (www.erepublic.com) the nation‘s leading publishing, research, event, and new media company focused on information technology for the state/local government and education sectors.

For more information about the awards visit www.centerdigitalgov.com

Source: Office of the Governor
Last Updated at: September 08, 2010 13:39:21