In terms of the future, Goldstein said, "We've only begun to explore the interactive aspects of the Internet. Giving citizens the ability to interact with their government on their terms is what service is all about."
NEW YORK CITY
Ralph Balzano, commissioner of the New York City Department of Information and Technology and Telecommunications, was pleased to accept the third place award on behalf of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. "The most exciting thing about this new information system is that it didn't cost the city's taxpayers one cent," Balzano said. "We developed the entire thing using existing resources, and it was developed by people who love what they do. I think you can see that by the product they've developed."
Honorable mention awards went to the following sites:
San Bernardino County, Calif.,
Awards were provided to the top three place winners in each category through the support of the contest's corporate sponsors, which included AT&T, IBM, MCI and Sun Microsystems.
Congratulations to all winners and contestants.
Michael Nevins is a co-founder and director of State Technologies Inc., a nonprofit research group. State Technologies publishes the Web service Government On Line:
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