Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman today announced Nebraska has received national recognition for the new State Web site, as well as individual recognition for the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Web site. The Center for Digital Government has recognized Nebraska as one of the "Top 10" Web sites in the country, and the Department of Motor Vehicles was named one of the "Top 5" Digital Achievement Award sites in the Government to Citizen category for their License Reinstatement application.
"This is another example of the state of Nebraska utilizing technology to better serve our citizens," said Heineman. "The lines at the state agencies of tomorrow aren't in the front office, they are online. We will continue to seek ways to grow e-government for the accessibility of Nebraskans."
Nebraska's Chief Information Officer, Brenda Decker stated, "The new design of Nebraska.gov increases accessibility and focuses on user activity. We continue to receive positive comments from our citizens on the new site, and the feedback box on the site allows citizens to give us direct input for new enhancements as we continue to evolve Nebraska.gov."
In January. 2008, the DMV launched its new Web site, which includes the online license reinstatements system. The reinstatement option provides citizens the ability to pay a driver's license reinstatement fee online, rather than requiring them to travel to the Lincoln office. The site also now allows individuals to use a credit card to pay the required reinstatement fee to the DMV.
Director of DMV, Beverly Neth added, "It is 350 miles from the westernmost city in Nebraska, to the capitol city. Our new Web site cuts that drive from hours to seconds. The online reinstatement option is a prime example of government using technology to ease interactions for its citizens. I encourage citizens [to] check out our new site options the next time they need to do business at the DMV."