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.
Digital State Survey - Five-Year Overall Winners
The Sustained Leadership Award recognizes states that have made the most progress in digital government as measured in the first five years of the Digital State Survey from 1997 through 2002. 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.
The Sustained Leadership award closes the first chapter of the prestigious national Digital State Survey.
Each year awards for the annual winner and winners of each category have been presented to the governors and state officials of winning states by the Center for Digital Government and The Progress & Freedom Foundation.
The eight categories are: Law Enforcement and the Courts, Social Services, Electronic Commerce and Business Regulation, Digital Democracy, Management and Administration, Taxation, Education and GIS and Transportation. For a description of the categories, the winners and more information for 2002, 2001 and 1999-2000, please click on the year in the upper right-hand corner.
The rankings listed below are based on the cumulative total scores in the survey for 1997-2002.The cumulative results of these states' efforts have demonstrated how digital government has evolved and transformed over the last five years. Some interesting findings include:
Congratulations to the states and their leaders who have displayed long-term commitment to digital government!
Digital State Survey Sustained Leadership Award 1997- 2002