Access Indiana, the Indiana State Web site, launched in 1995, was built and maintained through a partnership with NIC subsidiary Indiana Interactive at no cost to taxpayers. Two years ago, the Center for Digital Government (CDG) selected the site, as "Best of Breed," and it has continued to exemplify the best of state Web sites, coming in second in CDG's 2004 Best of the Web competition. Indiana State CIO Laura Larimer credited a "shared vision" for the site's utility and its continued success. "It cannot be a single person's vision," said Larimer. "It has to be a shared vision whether it starts with a small or a large group. It's also about communication and spreading that vision everywhere in the organization."

Wayne Hanson  | 

Wayne E. Hanson served as a writer and editor with e.Republic from 1989 to 2013, having worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and Digital Communities. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education.