The Digital States Survey, conducted biennially in even years, is a comprehensive study that examines best practices, policies and progress made by state governments in their use of digital technologies to better serve their citizens and streamline operations. The survey is conducted approximately April - June (2010, 2012, etc.) The awards are presented during the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) annual conference in September. (For the website competition itself, please see the Best of the Web Awards Program.)
While the data from the previous year represents a look back at major trends of the year, it also paints a picture of where public-sector IT teams will be focused in the future.
Every two years, states are graded on how well they use technology. Our infographic outlines key findings from the 2016 survey.
Since the last biennial survey in 2014, grades improved in 17 states, declined in 10 and stayed even in 23. Michigan, Missouri and Utah maintained their A grade and Ohio and Virginia moved up to A designations.
Public-sector portals may be following the design trend of less is more, but back-end processes are becoming increasingly complex.
Since the last biennial survey in 2012, grades improved in 21 states, declined in 12 and stayed even in 17. Connecticut, Georgia, Missouri and Virginia moved up to A grades and Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah maintained their A marks from 2012.
Overall, eight states received A grades, doubling the number from 2010 with Michigan and Utah receiving an A and California, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia receiving an A-.
In its comprehensive 2010 Digital States Survey, e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government evaluated the digital technology practices of all 50 states. Grades were given based on quantifiable results in better serving citizens and streamlining operations.
The top 25 most tech-savvy states in the nation have been announced as a result of the Center's 2008 Digital States Survey, a comprehensive biannual review of digital solutions and best practices among state governments.
The Digital States Survey, conducted by the Center, is a comprehensive study that examines best practices, policies and progress made by state governments in their use of digital technologies to better serve their citizens and streamline operations.
Sponsored by Hewlett Packard, Intuit, Microsoft, and Symantec, the 2004 survey examined over 60 measurements in four broad areas - service delivery, architecture and infrastructure, collaboration, and leadership.
The annual survey, presented in eight categories throughout the year, has been the survey of merit with governors and has consistently garnered participation by nearly 100 percent of the nation's states.
Conducted by the Center for Digital Government, in conjunction with Government Technology magazine and The Progress & Freedom Foundation, the 2002 study examined 8 distinct sectors of e-government.
The 2001 Digital State Survey focused on eight areas of digital technologies: Law Enforcement and the Courts, Social Services, Electronic Commerce/Business Regulation, Taxation/Revenue, Digital Democracy, Management/Administration, Education, and GIS/Transportation.
This yearlong, four-part study, sponsored by Compaq Computer Corporation, explored eight areas of technology application in the 50 states: electronic commerce, taxation/revenue, social services, law enforcement and the courts, digital democracy, management/administration, higher education and K-12 education.